Monthly Archives: March 2016

Small, beautiful and potent


BFI_FLARE_MONO_POSLittle Elephant is selected as part of official selection for BFI Flare, London LGBT Film Festival 2016 with screenings on Sat 19 and Sun 20 March at BFI Southbank.

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.

Sat 19 Mar, 2.10pm, Screen ‘NFT3

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.

Bobby Tiwana