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Ouzo and Blackcurrant: Norwich Film Festival

We’re thrilled to announce that Ouzo and Blackcurrant is a part of the wonderful Norwich Film Festival this year! The Norwich Film Festival is a BAFTA Qualifying Short Film Festival as well as a BIFA (British Independent Film Awards) Qualifying Short Film Festival and was chosen by The Metro as one of “the top UK film festivals you need to […]

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Ouzo and Blackcurrant: TweetFest

We’re so happy to be back at TweetFest, this time with Ouzo and Blackcurrant! Our festival started in 2015 as part of the UK Actors Tweetup which has been running since 2010. This is the UK branch of a cross-Atlantic branch of Tweetups that happen in LA, NY, and London. It is the only networking […]

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Rose: A Love Story: BIFA Long List – Raindance Discovery Award

We’re beyond thrilled and proud to hear the news that Rose: A Love Story has been long-listed for Raindance Discovery Award at the 2020 British Independent Film Awards! It was announced last week that the film is also long-listed for Best Debut Director for Jennifer Sheridan and Best Debut Writer for Matt Stokoe. The BIFA’s highlight and reward the best, most innovative, and creative […]

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Treacle: Melbourne Queer Film Festival – Interrupted

2020 may have ruined many plans but it hasn’t stopped the Melbourne Queer Film Festival! The festival has launched MQFF Interrupted, and included Treacle! The event is a largely online festival that’s streaming nationally (Australia) from Thursday, November 19–Monday, November 30. MQFF aims to engage the community with the best LGBTI+ content in order to educate, entertain, and […]

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Ouzo and Blackcurrant: Bolton Film Festival

We’re so grateful to be a part of the Bolton Film Festival lineup again, they’re such champions for Mini Productions. This year they showcased Ouzo and Blackcurrant. Celebrating films from home and abroad Bolton Film Festival acts as an amplifier of emerging and established talent. Through its industry talks, masterclasses, and networking sessions it aims to break […]

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Rose: A Love Story: BIFA Long List

We’re honoured to hear the news that Rose: A Love Story has been long-listed for Best Debut Director for Jennifer Sheridan and Best Debut Writer for Matt Stokoe at the 2020 British Independent Film Awards! The BIFA’s highlight and reward the best, most innovative, and creative independent filmmaking and filmmakers in the UK. They identify […]

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Ouzo and Blackcurrant: Portland Film Festival

Ouzo and Blackcurrant had its World Premiere at the Portland Horror Film Festival, it’s now returned for the Portland Film Festival and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Portland won’t just be the city of roses—it’ll be the city of film. Described by MovieMaker Magazine as, “one of the coolest film festivals in the world.” There’s […]

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Treacle: MIX COPENHAGEN Film Festival

We’re thrilled that Treacle was chosen to be a part of the MIX COPENHAGEN Film Festival 2020 lineup. The festival started in 1986 and is now Denmark’s oldest recurring and ever-active film festival, as well as one of the world’s oldest LGBTQ+ film festivals. Treacle has gone on to screen at 70 festivals worldwide, shining a light on […]

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Ouzo and Blackcurrant: Sacramento Horror Film Festival

Ouzo and Blackcurrant joined this year’s programme at the Sacramento Horror Film Festival. Now in its 14th year, the festival has a profound dedication to the horror genre. Their mission is to promote the independent filmmaker, their projects, and talent therein while offering a unique and entertaining cinematic experience to fans of the horror genre while further establishing […]

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Treacle: Dayton LGBT Film Festival

Treacle screened at the wonderful Dayton LGBT Film Festival back in October. The Dayton LGBT Film Festival has been bringing the best and newest of LGBT cinema to the Miami Valley for well over a decade and we’re thrilled our bisexual focussed film was a part of this 15th year. Written by Mini’s very own April Kelley […]

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Ouzo and Blackcurrant: HollyShorts

We’re thrilled that Ouzo and Blackcurrant, written and directed by BAFTA nominee Nat Luurtsema will be screening at this year’s HollyShorts! The festival is an organisation devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The Academy Qualifying HollyShorts […]

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Ouzo and Blackcurrant: English Riviera Film Festival

We’re excited to be heading back to the English Riviera Film Festival this year with Ouzo and Blackcurrant, where it’s nominated for Best Cinematography and Sara Huxley and Cherrelle Skeete as Best Actors. The English Riviera Film Festival is a celebration of film-making in the South West UK and internationally. The festival has developed from a one […]

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Treacle: Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival

The Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival is happening right now and we’re very fortunate to have Treacle be a part of it this year. Now in its 33rd year, Out Film CT is a nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to presenting outstanding LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) cinema throughout the year, culminating in the nine-day Connecticut LGBTQ […]

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Ouzo and Blackcurrant: Norfolk Film Festival

Exciting news!! Ouzo and Blackcurrant has won the Best Horror Award at Norfolk Film Festival! Norfolk Film Festival takes place at the beautiful Norwich Puppet Theatre. The festival offers filmmakers from across the globe the opportunity to enter and showcase their work. Written and directed by BAFTA nominee Nat Luurtsema, Ouzo and Blackcurrant follows two old school friends, Jeanie and Esta, […]

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Treacle: East Village Queer Film Festival

We’re thrilled to have Treacle as a part of this year’s East Village Queer Film Festival (EVQ). The festival celebrates queer film in all its glorious diversity. They welcome filmmakers who entertain, explore, and promote queer-themed issues and as well as the downtown avant-garde. EVQ’s further goal is community building through queer cinema. EVQ promotes the […]

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Ouzo and Blackcurrant: Grimmfest

With Halloween quickly creeping up on us, we’re thrilled to announce that Ouzo and Blackcurrant will be a part of this year’s Grimmfest! Grimmfest has fast become one of the ‘go to’ genre film festivals in the World, now in its twelfth year, the festival will see thousands of fans attend between 7-11 Oct at […]

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Treacle: Released on Amazon Prime

Today, on BiVisibilty Day we’re so proud to announce that Treacle is now available to watch worldwide on Amazon Prime. The film which was shot in Los Angeles premiered at BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival here in the UK and at Frameline: The San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival in the US. Since then, it’s […]

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Ouzo and Blackcurrant: Hollywood Women’s Film Festival

We’re thrilled to announce that Ouzo and Blackcurrant took home two awards at the Hollywood Women’s Film Festival – Best Horror Short Film and Best Director for Nat Luurtsema. The Hollywood Women’s Film Institute is a Los Angeles based non-profit feminist arts and education organization, bringing together women in film, music, TV, Academia and media, from […]

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Treacle: Out On Film, Atlanta gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender LGBT Film Festival

We’re so excited for Treacle to be a part of this year’s Out On Film, Atlanta gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender LGBT Film Festival. The mission of Out on Film is to inform, entertain, educate, and enrich the LGBTQ culture by showcasing films by, for, and about the LGBT community and its allies. Now in its […]

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Treacle: Queerbee LGBTQ+ Film Festival

We’re buzzing (get it?) to have Treacle be a part of this year’s Queerbee LGBTQ+ Film Festival. The London based festival is an LGBTIQ community enterprise set up by filmmakers to curate queer short films and show them to new audiences in a fun and informative way. In collaboration with the Bisexual Resource Center, our film’s […]

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Treacle: New York Lift-Off Film Festival

Thrilled to have Treacle featured again within the Lift-Off Film Festival, this time as part of their New York edition! For over ten years Lift-Off has been screening in the city of New York. It stands tall as the central hub of creative ambition. Bursting from its emergence out of the 20th Century as one […]

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Rose: A Love Story: World Premiere at BFI London Film Festival

We’re beyond thrilled to announce that our debut feature, Rose: A Love Story will premiere at this year’s BFI London Film Festival. You can catch Rose: A Love Story in the CULT strand of the programme. The 2020 BFI London Film Festival will be the first ever edition of the Festival to be widely accessible […]

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Treacle: Out & Loud – Pune International Queer Film Festival – LIVE NOW

Treacle is screening at this year’s Out & Loud – Pune International Queer Film Festival which is now live to all. You can watch all the 50+ movies, 4 panel discussions and the opening and closing night of Out & Loud – PIQFF via the below login credentials to access the content of the festival. The […]

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Ouzo and Blackcurrant: FrightFest

We’re thrilled to have Ouzo and Blackcurrant be a part of this year’s FrightFest! The festival was founded to provide the UK with a fantasy and horror film festival of similar stature to the market leaders in Europe and the US. The festival now entering its 21st year has evolved into a community that each August […]

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Treacle: Macon Film Festival

We’re thrilled to be a part of the Macon Film Festival again this year with Treacle. Surrounded by a rich musical and southern culture, the Macon Film Festival celebrates independent films while promoting filmmaking for entertainment, inspiration, education, and economic development. This is the festival’s 15th year and we’re very grateful for their continued support. Treacle […]

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Treacle – Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival

What a privilege to have Treacle be a part of this year’s Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival! HRFF is one of the longest-running and most respected queer film festivals in the country, celebrating its 31st anniversary in 2020. It is especially well known as a bridge from Hawaii, the Pacific Islands and Asia to mainland USA, […]

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Ouzo and Blackcurrant: Maine International Film Festival

We’re so excited that Ouzo and Blackcurrant is apart of this year’s Maine International Film Festival (MIFF). Founded in 1998, the festival is a project of the Maine Film Center. Most years, the 10 days of the festival showcase nearly 100 films, representing the best of American independent and international cinema. Starring Cherrelle Skeete and Mini’s very own […]

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Treacle: Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival

We’re buzzing that Treacle has found an audience over in Japan at Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival. For over ten years the Lift-Off Global Network has been taking some of the best indie work to the far east. It is without a doubt that Japan offers an exceptional audience base for true indie work and we’re thrilled […]

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Treacle: QFest St. Louis

So excited that Treacle was selected for the 13th Annual QFest St. Louis! QFest St. Louis uses the art of contemporary gay cinema to spotlight the lives of LGBTQ people and to celebrate queer culture. The event will excite, entertain, and enlighten audiences of all identities. QFest St. Louis is underwritten in part through a […]

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Ouzo and Blackcurrant: Portland Horror Film Festival.

We’re thrilled to announce that the World Premiere for Ouzo and Blackcurrant will be at the Portland Horror Film Festival. This epic event is a 4-day international festival of terror, bringing horror from around the world to creepy Portland, Oregon, a tree-filled land with a deep and dark history. Written and directed by Nat Luurtsema, Ouzo […]

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Treacle: Out & Loud – Pune International Queer Film Festival

Treacle is heading to India as it’s been selected for the wonderful Out & Loud Pune International Queer Film Festival! Powered by MIST, it’s an annual event showcasing handpicked queer films from all over the world. Started in Bengaluru in 2010, it now has members in Pune and Hyderabad as well. Mist aims to build stronger bonds […]

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Bad Mother: Sunscreen Film Festival

Bad Mother was officially selected for this year’s Sunscreen Film Festival. The festival is based in the very artsy city of St. Petersburg, Florida. For 15 years the festival has screened top-notch indie films, it was one of 23 festivals sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (the Oscars) in 2013-2014, named one […]

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Treacle: Sun Valley Film Festival

Treacle will screen and the wonderful Sun Valley Film Festival. The festival which takes place in Idoha in America invites guests to be a part of the legacy of storytellers, artists, and filmmakers that have defined the town’s rich cinematic history. This marks the 12th State in the United States of America where our California shot, bisexual-centred […]

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Bad Mother: Beeston Film Festival

Our motherhood short film, Bad Mother has been selected for this year’s Beeston Film Festival – the biggest international short film festival in the Midlands, UK. Bad Mother is a short film about trust. It explores the vulnerabilities of parenting in the modern world and asks questions about what we do every day to keep our […]

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Treacle: Cleveland International Film Festival

It’s a dream come true to announce that Treacle has been selected for this year’s Academy Award® qualifying Cleveland International film Festival (CIFF44). In the spring of 2019, CIFF43 featured 450 films originating from 71 countries and an attendance of 105,839 film-lovers – making CIFF Ohio’s premier film event and one of the largest and longest-running […]

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Treacle: Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival

Exciting news for Treacle as it heads over to screen in Boston at the fourth oldest LGBT film festival in North America and it is the largest LGBT media event in New England. Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival was founded in 1984 by film programmer George Mansour, the festival has been hosted by […]

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Bad Mother: Nevada Women’s Film Festival

Bad Mother will be heading over to “the city that never sleeps’ Las Vegas and screen as part of the Nevada Women’s Film Festival. The annual event celebrates and supports the fair representation of women in film. They’re the only festival in the state of Nevada to showcase women directors and women in key creative positions. […]

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Treacle: Kinofilm 16th Manchester International Short Film & Animation Festival

It’s a pleasure for Treacle to be selected as part of this year’s Kinofilm: Manchester International Short Film & Animation Festival. For more than 20 years Kinofilm™ has been celebrating the talents of emerging and established filmmakers. Directed by the award winning Rosie Westhoff, we follow friends Belle and Jessie who go away for the weekend and drunkenly hook […]

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Treacle: Melbourne Queer Film Festival

We’re beyond thrilled and excited to have Treacle be selected as part of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF). A festival that aims to engage the community with the best LGBTI+ content in order to educate, entertain and celebrate diversity. They seek to change lives through the experience of shared stories – bringing the best of world […]

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Bad Mother: Hollywood Verge Film Awards

We’re excited to announce that Bad Mother will be a part of this year Hollywood Verge Film Awards and is nominated for Best Drama and Best Short Film. Based in sunny Burbank and just over the hill from Hollywood, the Hollywood Verge Film Awards seeks to award outstanding independent films based upon their originality and ability to […]

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Treacle: Meraki Film Festival

Treacle is screening at the wonderful Meraki Film Festival which runs across Berlin and Madrid! The Festival is inspired by the meaning of the word “Meraki” and its relation to the process of creating films and screenplays. The term “Meraki” is reserved for projects that are a labour of love and has been born out of absolute devotion […]

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Bad Mother: Harrogate Film Festival

Bad Mother was a part of this year’s Harrogate Film Festival! The festival aims to captivate the residents and filmmakers of Harrogate and surrounding areas by offering innovative events and opportunities which aim to engage and develop audiences with new cinema experiences, film education, interactive events, and competitions. Based on the true story of a mother […]

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Treacle: CineMagic’s Short Film Festival

We’re thrilled that Treacle will be a part of this year’s Cinemagic ‘On The Pulse’ Short Film Festival. Cinemagic is an award-winning Northern Ireland-based film charity and is the leading film and television festival designed for and by young people in the UK and Ireland. They love the magic of film and television and recognise its […]

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Mini Productions Partner with the Bisexual Resource Center for their #BiHealthMonth Campaign

We’re proud to announce that we are one of the partners on Bisexual Resource Center’s #BiHealthMonth, this year is focussing on the community’s resilience. The Bisexual Resource Center collaborated with us on Treacle, so the campaign is very close to our hearts. BRC Statement: The bisexual+ community makes up the majority of the LGBTQ community and experiences […]

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Bad Mother: Amazing Shorts! Film Festival – Win

Back in January Bad Mother screened at Amazing Shorts! Film Festival and Movies in Madrid. We’re thrilled to announce that during its Spanish debut it took home Best European Short Film. Based on the true story of a mother at the end of her tether who finds understanding and solace from a stranger on the beach. But is she […]

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Bad Mother: New York Movie Awards

Our film about motherhood, Bad Mother hit New York City and received and honourable mention at the New York Movie Awards. Described as “An excellently unsettling directorial debut” by Mark Kermode at Shetland Film Festival in 2019 we’re thrilled this film is travelling around the world. Bad Mother is the writer/director debut for Marnie Baxter and Nicola Stuart-Hill. […]

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The Chop: Dead All Day

The Chop is still making appearances on the festival circuit. Most recently it screened at Dead All Day which is brought to you by Slumberjack Entertainment. It is their belief that the indie filmmaker is the heart of our industry and their aim is to give individuals and organisations a platform to showcase their work. We couldn’t […]

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Treacle: IndieBoom!

Treacle recently screened at IndieBoom! a cracking festival which has been huge supporters of our previous work. Back in 2017 Annie Waits took home there Jury Prize for Best Film! IndieBOOM! is an international, independent film festival devoted to the best short films and original content from all over the world. Created by the team […]

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Bad Mother: Amazing Shorts! Film Festival and Movies

Later this month Bad Mother will be Amazing Shorts! Film Festival and Movies in Madrid! Bad Mother has travelled around the world and we’re excited for this to be its Spanish debut. Based on the true story of a mother at the end of her tether who finds understanding and solace from a stranger on the […]

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Treacle: London Short Film Festival

We’re thrilled to announce that Treacle will be screening at this years BAFTA qualifying London Short Film Festival. Renowned as the capital’s ‘cornucopia of new and beloved shorts from around the world’ (CineVue), enters its seventeenth year as the UK’s premiere showcase for emerging and established, homegrown and international short form. Treacle follows friends Belle and Jessie go away […]

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Hymn of Hate: Two Short Nights Film Festival

Hymn of Hate recently screened Two Short Nights Film Festival and not only that, it was voted as the most popular film in its screening, making it one of the top 6 films out of 39 eligible shorts, earning a place on the Audience Choice Shortlist. The festival’s mission statement is: “Great stories shape who we […]

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Treacle: Two Short Nights Film Festival

Recently, our bisexual buddy film, Treacle screened at the Two Short Nights Film Festival in Exeter, United Kingdom. The festival’s mission statement is: “Great stories shape who we are, introduce us to people we’ve never met and take us places we never knew existed. From animation to documentary, the world of short film invites you […]

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Bad Mother: TweetFest

Bad Mother recently screened at TweetFest, a London based film festival which has a special place in our heart. The film which is based on the true story of a mother at the end of her tether who finds understanding and solace from a stranger on the beach, got Special Mention in the F-Rated Category. Then, […]

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Treacle: OUTshine Film Festival

We’re always buzzing when we have a chance to reach an audience across the pond. Most recently Treacle screened at OUTshine Film Festival, which is a critically acclaimed event, based in the world-renowned South Florida city of Fort Lauderdale. OUTshine is committed to its mission: To inspire, entertain and educate the public, encourage a sense […]

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Hymn of Hate: Win at Oslo Independent Film Festival

We’re beyond thrilled to announce that Matt Kennard’s Hymn of Hate took home Best Drama at Oslo Independent Film Festival. Known for our famous mountains, excruciatingly cold weather, and delicious waffles, Oslo is certainly a very special place and we feel honoured to be receiving this award for the film which stars Russell Tovey and Thomas […]

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Treacle: OUTflix Film Festival

Treacle made a grand appearance in the gorgeous city of Memphis at the OUTflix Film Festival. Located along the Mississippi River, Outflix Film Festival is an international LGBTQ film festival whose mission is to cinematically showcase and celebrate the rich diversity of artistic, cultural and intellectual achievements present within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community, their friends […]

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Treacle: Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

It was an absolute privilege to have Treacle screen at this Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Their mission is to showcase a selection of compelling film and video by, for or about the LGBTQ+ community that Entertains, Empowers, and Enlightens the festival audience. In collaboration with the Bisexual Resource Center, Treacle follows friends Belle and […]

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Hymn of Hate: Norwich Film Festival

This November, Hymn of Hate will be screening a the superb Norwich Film Festival which was recently chosen by The Metro as one of “the top UK film festivals you need to know about”, and in 2017 became a BIFA (British Independent Film Awards) qualifying short film festival. You can catch it in The Mix Tape: […]

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Treacle: QUEER-Streifen Regensburg

Treacle headed over to Germany recently and screened at QUEER-Streifen Regensburg. Regensburg may be just a small city on the banks of the Danube, but it offers a surprisingly vibrant variety of film festivals including QUEER-Streifen, which is now in it’s 7th year. Treacle is the story of two friends, Belle, and Jessie, who go on a weekend away to […]

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Bad Mother: Misty Moon International Film Festival

Bad Mother was made the official selection for this years Misty Moon International Film Festival here in London. In association with First Person Productions and Parkland Pictures, Bad Mother is based on the true story of a mother at the end of her tether who finds understanding and solace from a stranger on the beach. But […]

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