Portsmouth Film Society will screen four films in February for its annual Pride LGBTQ+ Festival. Online films will be free to University of Portsmouth staff and students, and PFS members/followers. The virtual festival is supported by BFI FAN, University of Portsmouth LGBTQ+ Staff Network, Portsmouth Partnership Foundation, FilmCrew4U and Peccadillo Pictures. Zoom links for post-film discussions can be found on the PFS website. 50 Years Legal, Monsoon and Cocoon will be available for 48 hours. A Very Normal Family will be available for two weeks. PFS will also bring more online film watch parties for March.
Film Society’s chair Aysegul Epengin said “In these difficult times, we are proud to be continuing our film showings for community at online platforms. We have been running our LGBTQ+ Festival for the last eight years. We would like to a give a huge thank you to all our followers and patrons for their continued support.”
The University of Portsmouth is delighted to be able to sponsor the LGBTQ+ Film Festival to help celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month in conjunction with our partners Portsmouth Film Society, and hope that this provides some much-needed relief and gives communities across Portsmouth something to engage with and look forward to during these challenging times and will encourage, through LGBTQ+ films, an appreciation of equality and diversity within Portsmouth.