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Unpacking Excelsior: Mental Health in Silver Linings Playbook

“Excelsior” says protagonist Pat to his family, “it means you know what I’m gonna do? I’m gonna take all this negativity and I’m gonna use it as fuel. I’m gonna find a silver lining, that’s what I’m gonna do… That takes work and that’s the truth.” “Excelsior” in other words means “ever upward” or “higher.”… Read more Unpacking Excelsior: Mental Health in Silver Linings Playbook

Barnes Film Festival programme – what to expect in 2021!

Our sixth edition of the Barnes Film Festival is just around the corner and it is safe to say you will not be disappointed as we have planned various film screenings, fascinating talks, workshops, and intriguing discussions for you! While all the planned activities will be celebrating young talent, they will also be raising awareness… Read more Barnes Film Festival programme – what to expect in 2021!

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Pompeii (2019): an Interview with Marco Alessi

Charming as his movies, young filmmaker Marco Alessi brings us behind the scenes of Pompeii and his filmmaking career. Despite its short length of around 9 minutes, Pompeii (2019) successfully manages to raise questions of representation, discrimination, and toxic masculinity. ©Marco Alessi Q: The name “Pompeii” fits very well with the explosive nature of the… Read more Pompeii (2019): an Interview with Marco Alessi

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11 LGBTQ+ History Films to Watch any Month of the Year

Since 1994, February has been appointed the title of LGBTQ+ History Month. So during February forget about Valentines day (except not completely because your other half will be pissed) and instead strive to deepen and expand your knowledge on the history of civil rights movements advocated by LGBTQ+ people. However important this monthly celebration of… Read more 11 LGBTQ+ History Films to Watch any Month of the Year

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Barnes Film Festival 2021: Submissions Are Open

Barnes Film Festival 2020 may be over, but that doesn’t mean creativity can rest! In fact, we’re open again for submissions from 1st August 2020. This is, of course, for next year’s event. You can submit your entries on our Barnes Film Festival Freeway account. Our categories are a bit further below in this post.… Read more Barnes Film Festival 2021: Submissions Are Open

BFF 2020 Goes Digital

Here’s a quick update about this year’s event. We’re happy to confirm Barnes Film Festival 2020 will go ahead. Due to current circumstances, we’re working hard behind the scenes so we can offer our enticing 2020 programme entirely in digital form. We want our committed audience and filmmakers to enjoy BFF in digital form at… Read more BFF 2020 Goes Digital