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The Palace International Film Festival

//QUEER & INDECENT//

Exhibition, 03 Sept – 15 Sept 2021, St Anne’s House

Join us at St Anne’s House as Palace International Film Festival presents //Queer & Indecent//, an archival exploration of the historical lack of access to public spaces that queer people have faced. Simultaneously, it is a celebration of queer space, community, and expression amidst adversity.

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In 1967 the Sexual Offences Act partially decriminalised sex between men. Rather than making public spaces safer for gay people, it in fact led to a more hostile and dangerous environment. Queer & Indecent reflects on how freedom and oppression sat side by side, with queer people rejected by public spaces and services, and pushed into the underground to create essential safe spaces for expression and existence. 

This project is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network with National Lottery funding as part of New Directions. 

Opening dates: 03-15 Sept Opening times: 12-5pm

Credit: NickyTakesPhotos
Credit: NickyTakesPhotos

The Palace International Film Festival


The Palace International Film Festival
(PIFF), Bristol’s LGBTQIA+ film festival experienced through multi-disciplinary performances, workshops and panels from local Bristol and international queer artists, will be happening once again on 8th – 12th September at St Anne’s House, Bricks supported by Bristol City Council and Film Hub North and Hub South West.

In line with their tagline: ‘elevating experimentation and creating conversation’, PIFF aims to spotlight emerging talent and bring together LGBTQIA+ artists, communities and allies. PIFF celebrates the individual and collective identities that we share through the power of queer culture.

The 2021 programme invites Bristol to:  experience the pop-up outdoor cinema; indulge in the variety of queer cinema through over 100 short and feature-length films; revel in a night of chaos and dance with live DJs and performances at their club night; dive into the immersive 3D world of queer virtual reality and explore the PIFF virtual platform for those staying at home – all experienced alongside multi-sensory performances and workshops where inspiring conversations are created and ideas are shared.

The Palace International Film Festival is an 18+ event.

To find out about their PIFF’s specific programme hosted at St Anne’s House please visit: https://www.palacefilmfest.org