Shorts #4: Gay As In Hysterically Funny
Two Short Nights + Panel Discussion
Thu 29 Nov 2018
Exeter Phoenixs 17th annual Two Short Nights Film Festival is back with a diverse and exciting programme of screenings, workshops and events celebrating the world of short film. Enjoy incredible documentaries, stunning cinematography and exceptional storytelling with screenings of must-see films from around the world, alongside emerging local talent.
All films in this short film screening will have captioned subtitles. Both the screening introduction and post screening panel discussion will be interpreted into British Sign Language.
What does it mean to make fun of yourself and your community as an LGBTQ+ person? This programme examines queerness and onscreen comedy, including short films by Raymond Yeung, Jordan Firstman, and Alli Logout, and episodes from Ingrid Jungermanns classic webseries, F to 7th. Featuring self-loathing and loathable gay men, butch lesbians in denial, and queer femmes in their own carefree universe.
Followed by a panel discussion on queer comedy, on and off the screen, featuring comedian Rosie Jones and more guests.
Presented in partnership with Queer Film Network tour as part of the BFI Comedy Genius season, and in collaboration with Exeter Pride.
Yellow Fever (27m)
Dir: Raymond Yeung, 1998
A fun and astute look at the self-imposed prejudices of a gay Chinese-British man. Anglophile Monty is looking for his perfect man, but only white British men need apply. That is until the attractive Jai Ming moves in next door and the two men seem to connect. Can Monty overcome his prejudices? Writer-director Raymond Yeungs debut short is a light-hearted comedy of manners.
F to 7th: Season 1, Episode 2 Tweener (5m)
Dir: Ingrid Jungermann, 2013
An internally homophobic gay struggles to find herself in a world where sexuality and gender have left her old-fashioned lesbianism behind. In Tweener, Ingrid tries to deny her butchness when barred from a lesbian bachelorette party, whilst cheering on her softball team, the Wet Lips, alongside her misogynistic dyke friend.
Call Your Father (20m)
Dir: Jordan Firstman, 2016
On Josh and Greg’s first date, they quickly realize that the generational divide between them is the least of their worries. The infuriatingly mixed messages from a cute but potentially sociopathic millennial force an older man to choose between hopping into bed with him and bailing, in this darkly comical satire on entitled twenty-somethings.
F to 7th: Season 1, Episode 3 Interchangeable (5m)
Dir: Ingrid Jungermann, 2013
Geeky and sensible Ingrid meets a woman online, who invites herself over for a hot night of passion, but what happens when both of them want to be the man?
Lucid Noon, Sunset Blush (32m)
Dir: Alli Logout, 2015
17-year-old bb gay Micha has just moved into The Palace – a basement full of queer femme Dominatrix, lovers and misfits. They are beautiful, carefree and as young as the night. An alternative, comedy narrative of queer sex workers of colour.
Rosie Jones is a comedian and actress with a penchant for being mischievous. Her cerebral palsy doesn’t slow her down in the slightest. She has written for The Last Leg, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule and Would I Lie To You?.
Tom Mayhew is a stand-up comedian and writer who was nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2017, and reached the BBC New Comedy Award Semi-Finals in 2018. He has written for Newsjack, and has been heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 1.
Emily Souter Johnson
Emily Souter Johnson currently touring her theatre show, Polyester, were she transports audiences back to the Georgian house in the centre of Dublin where she spent a happy childhood. Her theatrical work is comedy-led, honest and moving. In the past she has compered the iShorts Funny Women series.
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Established in October 2015, the Queer Film Network is an emerging professional organisation four Queer film programmers focused on bringing together other Queer film programmers working within film festivals, clubs and societies.
Their goals are to share their collective knowledge and encourage one another through peer support to develop and nurture queer film in the UK and Ireland. Working together to create a vibrant and inclusive network, they hold bi-annual meetings for members to develop opportunities for collaboration. To find new content, build and promote programs to go on tour as well as access funding and develop helpful resources to share on our website.
Queer Film Network is a strategic Film Hub Wales project and receives support from the BFI Film Audience Network. BFI Comedy genius is a nationwide season supported by funds from the National Lottery, led by Film Hub Midlands on behalf of the BFI UK Film Audience Network.
Presented in partnership with Queer Film Network tour as part of the BFI Comedy Genius season and Exeter Pride.
QFN is a strategic Film Hub Wales project and receives support from the BFI Film Audience Network.
BFI Comedy genius is a nationwide season supported by funds from the National Lottery, led by Film Hub Midlands on behalf of the BFI UK Film Audience Network