It is organised by the British Film Institute and now in its 30th year, it is the UK’s premier queer film event. The festival includes a selection of the best films submitted to this year’s BFI Flare programme. The festival’s broken down by the themes of: Hearts, Bodies and Minds. Little Elephant is programmed as part of the Minds category and showing as part of Flipbook – a selection of animated shorts.
Sun 20 Mar, 8.40pm, Screen ‘Studio’
Only in 2012 I recall being frustrated at the lack of culturally diverse films screening especially in a melting pot city like London. It feels good to be making a contribution to redress this in our own small way. Little Elephant is small, beautiful and potent. Whilst set within a specific community it is about the universal bond between parent and child.
Saturday’s screening will be the first where the director Kate Jessop, writer Carl Miller and I will be present. We’re also joined by Ernest Ignatius who plays the inimitable father in the film and his real-life daughter.
The festival runs from 16-27 Mar at the BFI Southbank: British Film Institute, Belvedere Road, Southbank, London SE1 8XT.