F(r)ictions

Friday, 21 January 2022

21-01-22 F(r)ictions

Imaged: Scripted for a wayward narrator, Samra Mayanja, 2020

F(r)ictions is a screening series that sprung up out of the desire to create a space for experimental short film, in reaction to the closing of 150 LGBTQ+ venues in London over the last two decades: the series prioritises the works of queer people and queer people of colour. The programme aims to host filmmakers and artists at all stages, promoting growth and knowledge exchange. This selection of short films is a small look into the varied works F(r)ictions has hosted over its three years: micro short films, documentaries, essay film, collage works, still image sequences, videos shot on cell phones. You will find themes of collage, touch, resistance and displacement.

Friday, 21 January 2022

7:00 pm

7th of August

7th of August

Michał Bolland

29'

2020

Poland

A homophobic tsunami engulfed Poland in 2020. Vilified by the ruling political party, the LGBTQ+ community became the target of an intense campaign supported by the church and public media. “7th of August” documents the day when the community said enough, demonstrating on the streets of Warsaw in defense of Margot, an activist from the Stop the Nonsense collective.

Negative Worlds

Negative Worlds

Edmund Hardy

3'

2019

United Kingdom

A changing and fragmented band of characters go in search of another world within this one. A collage film, moving through multiple genres and multiple years.

scripted for a wayward narrator

scripted for a wayward narrator

Samra Mayanja

20'

2020

United Kingdom

'scripted for a wayward narrator' constructs slow fictional narratives about two members of the artist's family and their cyclical road to death and exile. The film is a collision of audio-visual materials drawn from the artists collection of online archives, Ugandan cinema and images circulating through WhatsApp.

walking before

walking before

Anuka Ramischwili-Schäfer

5'

2021

United Kingdom

This essay film acts as a prelude or introduction into a future second part. Both autobiographical and poetic, it explores themes of intergenerational embodiment and the weight in viewing historic documents, all in the realm post Soviet art and sociality.

I Have Sinned a Rapturous Sin

I Have Sinned a Rapturous Sin

Maryam Tafakory

8'

2018

Iran

What cures women of sexual promiscuity? Eating lettuce, of course, at least according to one clergyman advising women on how to control their lust, as seen in Maryam Tafakory's film. Placed in counterpoint, fragments from Forough Farrokhzad’s poem Sin are read and written out in a celebration of sensuality.