4 MAY - 3 JUNE 2018

Countdown to Brighton Fringe: Film & Events

Guest writer Tom Brown

Whether revisiting old classics or exploring the quirkier side of Brighton, Brighton Fringe 2018 has a plethora of fantastic films both feature and independent. However, independent artists do appear to dominate the scene this year as more and more local directors explode onto the scene finding innovative ways of expressing emotion through film.

Here’s a quick glance at just some of the highlights of film events at this year's Fringe.

Iris Prize: A Celebration of LGBT Film

From Thursday, May 3 to Friday, June 1, at The Warren the Iris Prize: A Celebration of LGBT Film transgresses the way traditional film addresses an audience and showcases award-winning LGBT films from across Europe.

The Iris prize awards the largest short-LGBT-film prize in the world each year and showcases the best filmmakers have to offer.

Harry Hay: Founder of the Radical Faeries

Meanwhile, Harry Hay: Founder of the Radical Faeries, at FABRICA on Tuesday, May 8 shows us the inception of a movement that embraces gayness as a spiritual calling.

Whether it be his struggle to find his own identity or to survive in a hostile society, Harry’s journey echoes themes that we can all understand.

Brighton Rocks Film Festival

Top off your visual craze with Brighton Rocks Film Festival on Friday, May 25 a screening of award-winning films by local directors that lays Brighton bare and reveals the raw creativity artists from all across the country have to offer.

The festival is on at Dukes @ Komedia.

Feature Films

If you’re looking for your fix of feature film, then look no further than The Old Courtroom.

A screening of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday, May 4 leaves you no excuse to keep your fishnets at home, while you won’t be able to blink when watching A Clockwork Orange on Saturday, May 5.

Grease and Moana might you leave hoarse from singing on Saturday, May 12 and 26 respectively but leave time for The Sound of Music on June 3.

Stories of the Sword: The Second Stab

While some prefer their films pure, others might risk mixing their mediums such as with the Stories of the Sword: The Second Stab on May 11 and 26, featuring martial swordplay and live action at Brighton Unitarian Church.

Whatever your interest, be it Disney throwbacks or LGBT documentaries, being spoilt for choice will be your only concern at Brighton Fringe 2018.

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