Tuesday 13

Opening drinks: Disco Spritz

18:30 / Dalston Superstore

As is tradition, before heading to the 400-seat art deco auditorium in the Rio, we'll get together for a few ill-advised…

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Opening Film: When The Beat Drops

20:30 / Rio Cinema

  Dir Jamal Sims | US | 2018 | 86min Athletic, acrobatic synchronised dance routines and built from the practice,…

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Wednesday 14

Soufiane Ababri ♪ Here is a Strange and Bitter Crop ♪♪

10:00 to 17:00 / SPACE Mare Street

SPACE is excited to announce the opening of Soufiane Ababri’s first UK show in its main Mare Street gallery. The…

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Bucking Workshop with D'Relle West

19:00 / University of East London - Stratford Campus

Inspired by our opening film’s pelvis thrusts? Come learn the basics of bucking from D’Relle West, the dancer with…

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The Whisper of the Jaguar

19:00 / Castle Cinema

O SUSSURRO DO JAGUAR UK Premiere dir Thais Guisasola & Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau | Germany, Brazil, Colombia…

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A Winter to Remember

21:00 / Genesis Cinema

UK PREMIERE. dir. Cecilia Venezuela Gioia | prod. Makua Cinema | with Cecilia Valenzuela Gioia, Mercedes Burgos,…

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Thursday 15

Soufiane Ababri ♪ Here is a Strange and Bitter Crop ♪♪

10:00 to 17:00 / SPACE Mare Street

SPACE is excited to announce the opening of Soufiane Ababri’s first UK show in its main Mare Street gallery. The…

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The Rest I Make Up

18:30 / Barbican Cinema

UK Premiere dir Michelle Memran | USA | 2018 | 79min Pioneering avantgarde playwright and director Maria Irene…

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M/M (sold out)

18:45 / Castle Cinema

Dir. Drew Lint | Germany | 2017 | 82’ Matthew, a Canadian renegade moves to Berlin and becomes curiously obsessed…

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PoliRock Cabaret

19:30 / The Glory

A special queer cabaret night of local music/noise/drag/dance artists headlined by pink suits and hosted by the…

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Female Trouble Clubnight

20:00 / Dalston Superstore

A night celebrating trash. A night celebrating rebellion. A night where the ladies of Dalston Superstore get to…

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Obscuro Barroco

21:00 / Genesis Cinema

dir Evangelia Kranioti | Greece-France | 2018 | 60 Obscuro Barroco, Greek-born artist and filmmaker Evangelia…

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Friday 16

Soufiane Ababri ♪ Here is a Strange and Bitter Crop ♪♪

10:00 to 17:00 / SPACE Mare Street

SPACE is excited to announce the opening of Soufiane Ababri’s first UK show in its main Mare Street gallery. The…

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Shorts: The Draggery and the Ecstasy

18:30 / Hackney House

In this euphoric programme, 3 longer shorts explore the importance and vibrance of queer “scenes”, both historically…

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Criminal Queers

18:30 / Hackney House

dir. Chris Vargas & Eric Stanley | US | 2016 | 63′ with Angela Davis, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, CeCe MacDonald Criminal…

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Le Fil 24 / 7 Live

19:00 / The Glory

Join British-Chinese pop artist LE FIL as he, she or it explores a 24/7 world of gay-straight men, desire and objectification…

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OOZING GLOOP'S HOLE

19:00 to 22:00 / Hackney House

The world's premier autistic green drag queen, and your survival guide to the 21st century, OOZING GLOOP invites…

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Translucent curated by Niya B

19:00 to 22:00 / Leyden Gallery

Translucent is an artist-led immersive evening of performances in an intimate space. For the first episode we are…

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It is Not the Pornographer That is Perverse...

20:30 / Hackney House

dir. Bruce LaBruce | Germany | 2017 | 69min Bruce LaBruce is not just a filmmaker. He's a pervert. But more…

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Outré Voyage

21:00 / Dalston Superstore

Join new Dalston Superstore party OUTRÉ VOYAGE from HOMODROP affiliate Marie Malarie!! Feel comfortable and release…

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Shorts: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Queerdo

21:00 / Hackney House

See the queer perspective expressed in varied creative forms and traditions such as painting, congregating, breaking…

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Fringe! House Party with DJs Fannar (meat) and Krystal Lake (Batty Mama)

22:30 / Hackney House

Cum and mingle with filmmakers, hotties attending, and the volunteer team at our festival hub for a FREE party…

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The Wiz - Singalong

23:30 / Rio Cinema

Dir Sidney Lumet | US | 1978 | 133min With Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor, Lena Horne Come on and…

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Saturday 17

The Rio Cinema Queer Zine and Craft Fair

10:00 to 15:00 / Rio Cinema

Assemble for a queerly fabulous flea market of stalls selling zines, posters, print art and crafts, vintage vinyl,…

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HAIR MATTERS

12:00 to 18:00 / Rio Cinema

Through public art interventions, this exhibition brings queer debates around body hair into public spaces and…

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A Drag Roundtable

13:00 / Hackney House

Asking urgent questions about drag today, this event is an open discussion for artists, performers and those interested…

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TransGeek

13:00 / Hackney House

dir Kevin McCarthy | USA | 2018 | 82’ Transgeek brings in a wonderful diversity of Trans voices and their experiences…

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Rituals for Change

13:00 / Hackney House

Written & Performed: Emma Frankland | DOP: Rosie Powell | Prod: Abby Butcher | UK | 2018 | 44min A film based…

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Dykes, Camera, Action!

13:30 / Rio Cinema

The definitive story of lesbian-made lesbian cinema from America. Think the celluloid closet but with a feminine…

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Photography workshop with artist Jessie McLaughlin / Soufiane Ababri visit

14:00 to 16:00 / SPACE Mare Street

This workshop is aimed at aged 16 - 24 but is open and inclusive to all. All materials will be provided. Explore…

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Double Labyrinthe

15:00 / Hackney House

  dir. Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki, France 1975-76, Super 8 transferred to HD, 50 min Katerina Thomadaki…

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Shorts: Network Connectivity Problems

15:00 / Hackney House

How do queer relationships and intimacies function in modern times? With connections often virtual and physical…

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Shakedown

16:00 / Rio Cinema

dir. Leilah Weinraub | USA | 2018 | 82’ This is a triumphantly lesbian documentary, charting the history of a…

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NEIL BARTLETT: STILL GOING STRONG: A RETROSPECTIVE

17:00 / Hackney House

Neil Bartlett has had an interesting life. Author, director, playwright, performer, lover, and friend. From…

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Shorts: The Thrill of The Chase

17:00 to 19:00 / Hackney House

For some, cruising is a pastime. For others, a throwback. Or maybe something that people talk about but don’t do?…

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Shorts: 2,4,6,8 How Do You Know Your Kids Are Straight?

19:00 / Hackney House

Short films chosen by LGBTQI+ youth group Project Indigo.  Come and join us with these brilliant young people to…

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Buddies

19:00 / Hackney House

dir. Arthur J. Bressan, Jr. | USA | 1985 | 84min AIDS has been in our lexicon since 1981. And as progress was…

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Broad Appeal LIVE

19:30 / Hackney House

Do you stan for Julianne? Are you batshit for Bassett? Do you care for Cher? Do you weep for Streep? Are you fond…

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Bottom Heavy

21:00 / Dalston Superstore

It’s time for another round of house music 4 queers at the mothership from legendary East London DJs and the Laurel…

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Shorts: Rewrite the Ending

21:00 / Hackney House

REWRITE THE ENDING Lesbians have long suffered terrible fates in the plots of film and TV that just can’t seem…

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Shorts: F.O.C.K: Fabulous Orifices and Consensual Kinks

21:00 / Hackney House

Whether you prefer putting it in, rubbing it up, spitting it out, flicking them together, or squirting it out,…

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Glory Lates with T-Party and DS

22:00 / The Glory

East London's favourite all-inclusive alternative queer disco with the best cocktails, the best music and the best…

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Fringe! House Party with DJs Mwen (Goldsnap) and Kat Hudson (vFd)

22:30 / Hackney House

A FREE party for all of our festival guests exploring the diversity of sounds in our queer gaybourhood - with sets…

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Sunday 18

Soufiane Ababri ♪ Here is a Strange and Bitter Crop ♪♪

10:00 to 17:00 / SPACE Mare Street

SPACE is excited to announce the opening of Soufiane Ababri’s first UK show in its main Mare Street gallery. The…

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Spankerama with Allison England

13:00 / Hackney House

Spanking expert, artist and erotic educator Miss England returns to Fringe to deliver her vibrant seminar on spanking.  England…

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Shorts: Make Yr Own Kinda Music

13:00 / Hackney House

Beginning with a nod to last year’s Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story, this programme observes LGBTQIA+…

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Swedish Candy, Some Violence and a Bit of Cat

13:00 / Hackney House

Smågodis, katter och lite våld dir Ester Martin Bergsmark | Sweden | 2018 | 45min If you like your queer film,…

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The Daughters of Fire

13:00 / Rio Cinema

LAS HIJAS DEL FUEGO UK PREMIERE Dir-Scr Albertina Carri | prod Eugenia Campos Guevara | with Disturbia Rocío,…

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Zine Making Workshop

15:00 to 18:00 / Hackney House

Prioritising the DIY over the polished, the personal over the clinical, zine-making is a powerful tool for expression…

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Shorts: That's How the Light Gets In

15:00 / Hackney House

How do we process and express the experience of breaking and reforming, of reinventing and reclaiming, and finding…

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26 de Diciembre

15:00 / Hackney House

UK Premiere | dir. Silvia Maggi | Netherlands | 2017 | 70min A portrait of everyday life for an elderly LGBT…

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I Hate New York

15:30 / Rio Cinema

dir. Gustavo Sánchez | Spain | 2018 | 75min Created from footage shot over a decade. I hate New York is a vibrant…

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Never Silent: Responding to Audre Lorde

15:45 / Barbican Cinema

Two rarely seen film tributes to Black lesbian mother warrior poet Audre Lorde are brought together for the first…

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Shorts: Assisted Conception

17:00 / Hackney House

When you’re unsure of your identity, moments of connection with those special around us can show us all we can…

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Shorts: The Edge Lands

17:00 / Hackney House

The borders of reality aren’t always where you think they are, when you play on the edge anything can happen. LET’S…

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M/M - Encore screening

19:00 / Hackney House

Dir. Drew Lint | Germany | 2017 | 82’ Matthew, a Canadian renegade moves to Berlin and becomes curiously obsessed…

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Closing Film: Wild Nights With Emily

20:30 / Genesis Cinema

Dir-Scr Madeleine Olnek | Prod Casper Andreas, Max Rifkind-Barron, Anna Margarita Albelo, Madeleine Olnek | with…

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