Eleganza Extravaganze Fundraiser announced!
We’re delighted to announce our fundraiser event, taking place Tuesday 19 July at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. This year we’re aiming to increase accessibility with more BSL interpretation, subsidised tickets and free screenings but can only do this if we raise enough funds!
- Date: Tuesday 19 July 2016
- Times: Doors 7pm, performances from 8pm
- Host: BABY LAME
- Performers: Jon Atwood (Ragina) and Mysti Vine
- Open mics: Betty Swallox and RVT Choir
- Plus: Amazing raffle, exciting auction, red carpet, best-dressed prize and more!
- Check out the event on Facebook
Theresa Heath speaks to Gay Star News about how Hollywood films slip through with ‘adequate’ grade for LGBTI representation
The findings of an annual study released by GLAAD failed to give ratings of ‘good’ to any of the major Hollywood film studios. The rating system identifies films as ‘good’, ‘adequate’ or ‘failing’ and for LGBTI representation, Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Studios and Warner Brothers all received the failing grade. Theresa Health spoke to Gay Star News about the issue, you can read the full article here.
QTIPOC Short Films at Bernie Grant Arts Centre – Tickets Now on Sale!
WDIYFF has been running for five years in South East London and is excited to cross the river to Bernie Grant Arts Centre to show our favourite QTIPOC (Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour) films from our previous festivals. Expect a real diversity of film that encompasses music, romance and politics. Seeing our lives reflected on screen is always powerful and this event reaches out to queer black people tired of not seeing themselves on screen their allies. We will follow our screening with a QTIPOC panel for a fiery debate about queer black film and representation, present and future.
Ticket Price: £12 (£8 concessions)
Sponsorship – We need your support!
The WDIYFF is a not-for-profit festival and we rely on sponsorship and donations from the community in order for it to run. This year we’re aiming to increase accessibility with more BSL interpretation, subsidised tickets and free screenings but can only do this if we raise enough wonga.
For as little as £25, you can officially become a WDIYFF16 sponsor and gain publicity and perks for your brand. Please contact Theresa and Athena at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on this year’s sponsorship packages or click the button below to read more.
Festival Venue Announced
This year we take a little break from our beloved Cinema Museum and will be holding the festival at the wonderful DIY Space for London. Needless to say, we really share their DIY, community spirit and working ethos and are super excited and grateful to be working with them this year. Venue is fully wheelchair accessible with disabled parking on the main street.
QTIPOC Screening at Bernie Grant Arts Centre: 17th June
The excitement doesn’t stop at Wotever DIY Film Festival and we’re really excited to announce our forthcoming collaboration with the awesome Bernie Grant Arts Centre on the 17th June.
We’ll be screening a selection of QTIPOC (queer, trans, intersex people of colour) films and hosting a panel discussion after, so please do get the date in your diary and join us in our excursion to distant North London (we hear there be dragons….).
Programmer Tara interviewed by Diva Magazine at BFI Flare
Ingo talked films and festivals with Wotever DIY Film Festival Programmer Tara at BFI Flare this week. Click on the link to view the full video interview.
Wotever DIY Film Festival 2016 – Submissions Now Open!
We are thrilled to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the fifth Wotever DIY Film Festival 2016. Our annual celebration of queer lo-fi budget filmmaking will once again feature films, discussions, socials and more in Southeast London.
Deadline for submissions: Sunday 19 June 2016
Festival dates: 3-4 September 2016
Venue: Wheelchair accessible Southeast London venue to be announced shortly!
2015 Fundraising: Kickstarter Campaign Success
Our 2015 Kickstarter campaign was a success, thanks to 23 generous backers, who donated a total of £453!
The money raised will help support travelling filmmakers, subsidised ticketing and overall a more accessible festival for our audiences.
We love this community, you are all so amazing! *sigh*