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Join LGBTQ learning disabled filmmakers Matthew Hellett (Brighton) and Matthew Kennedy (Glasgow) as they screen their films and share their experiences of how identity shapes their work.

“Hey Matthew, I hear you’re a gay filmmaker?”
“Yes Matthew, I am. And you’re a queer/femme filmmaker – maybe we should have a chat sometime?”

Join LGBTQ learning disabled filmmakers Matthew Hellett (Brighton) and Matthew Kennedy (Glasgow) as they screen their films and share their experiences of how identity shapes their work.

Also featuring a selection of films from other queer, learning disabled artists.

 

films:

John and Michael

Dir: Shira Anvi
Canada 2004
10 mins

This animated short pays tribute to two men with Down syndrome who shared an intimate and profoundly loving relationship that deeply affected the filmmaker.

Enid and Valerie

Dir: Matthew Kennedy
UK 2018
2 mins 07 secs

Enid & Valerie is a short film about a lone spinster named Valerie. Here we venture in to her dreams, where she meets Enid (a witch). Could this be the start of an unlikely friendship?

 

Life on Two Spectrums

Dir: Elizabeth-Valentina Sutton
UK 2017
6 mins

Follow Tia Anna, a drag queen with Asperger’s, who founded ASPECS to address the needs of the euro diverse LGBTQI+ community

 

Sparkle

Dir: Matthew Hellett
UK 2006
4 mins

“Sparkle” charts Matthew’s transformation into glamorous alternative persona, the drag queen Mrs. Sparkle. It won short Best Documentary at the ‘Picture This Film Festival’ in Canada.

 

Pili and Me

Dir: Ignacio Garcia Sanchez
Spain 2016
8 mins

A documentary film about self, identity and the roles we are given. Pili has Down’s syndrome, Pili’s inability to communicate her wants inspires her nephew to reflect on the importance of listening.

 

What is Femme Anyway?

Dir: Matthew Kennedy
UK 2013
3 mins 05 secs

A short film in which the filmmaker questions the possibilities of what femme identity could mean to them.

 

Secret Birth of a Muse: Divas

Dir: Helene Kocken, Efrem Stein, Alex Jan Naber & Studio De Witte Olifant
Netherlands 2013
1 mins 09 secs

Alex and Efrem take the roles of Divas. They are kicking and teasing each other, because that’s what divas do.

 

Mrs Sparkle

Dir: Matthew Hellet
UK 2009
4 mins 18 secs

Matthew is walking to the shops at night feeling unhappy, he passes a doorway and is beckoned inside by a hand.

 

Just Me

Dir: Matthew Kennedy
UK 2013
2 mins 54 secs

A short film/biography on the director in which he explores gender identity, disability and other themes through his own narrative.

 

Girl

Dir: Helene Kocken, Efrem Stein, Alex Jan Naber and Studio De Witte Olifant
Netherlands 2013
1 mins 04 secs

Alex takes the role of a helpless sweet girl, waiting for something. Maybe love or just attention?

 

Versions

Dir: Matthew Kennedy
UK 2015
1 mins 40 secs

A film about ‘individual identities’ and ‘family ties’. ‘Versions’ is made through the technique of stop-motion and collage in which the filmmaker uses various silhouettes.