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NQV MEDIA SHORT FILMS AND COLLECTIONS

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BOYS FEELS: STAND BY ME
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THE AUSSIE BOYS
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THE MALE GAZE: FLEETING GLANCES
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THE FRENCH BOYS QUADRILOGY
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A NIGHT IN THE FIELDS
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NEW QUEER VISIONS - THE LAST DAYS OF INNOCENCE
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THE MALE GAZE: CELLULOID DREAMS
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BOYS FEELS - I LOVE TROUBLE
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UPON HER LIPS: HEARTBEATS
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THE DUTCH BOYS
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BOYS FEELS: HIGH TIDE
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THE ITALIAN BOYS
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THE MALE GAZE: THE BOY IS MINE
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Dear Edward

Dear Edward (First Look) – a compelling, addictive and emotional story of love, loss and hope

Sometimes the pilot episode of a TV show is so heartbreaking and impactful that the rest of the show spends all its time trying to catch up. The new Apple TV+ drama Dear Edward is one of those shows. Based on the novel by Ann Napolitano and adapted by Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights), Dear Edward’s opening episode is likely to haunt you for days. But the sheer power of this opening episode also creates a problem; how do you maintain the dramatic impact for a further nine episodes? Here, Katims drama occasionally stumbles as it navigates a web of interconnecting stories. But any stumbles are

Peccadillo Pictures

Three great new LGBTQ+ titles coming soon from Peccadillo Pictures

Peccadillo Pictures are delighted to present a trio of thought-provoking, life-affirming dramas about LGBTQ+ lives worldwide. All the new releases featured will be available on DVD and on-demand via PeccadilloPOD, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Google Play, Curzon Home Cinema and BFI Player. Concerned Citizen (Israel, 2022)  In this wickedly funny satire, liberal

Blue Jean

Blue Jean (review) – the past isn’t finished with us

Blue Jean arrives in UK cinemas on February 24th 2023. Jean has plenty of reasons to be blue. Although she loves her job as a PE teacher in a Tyneside secondary school, every day is a test of her nerves. It’s 1988, and neither her colleagues nor her students know

BOYS IN THE TREES

Boys in the Trees (2016)

Boys in the Trees is available to rent, buy or stream. What is the meaning of Halloween? It’s a simple question, but the answer is complex. Over the years, the roots of Halloween have morphed into the trick-or-treat, pumpkin-carving candy-fest we have all come to know. But this ancient celebration

The Haunting

The Haunting (1963)

The Haunting is available to rent, buy or stream. As we near Halloween and the end of the spooky season, there is no better recommendation I can make than a classic haunted house tale. Based on Shirley Jackson’s acclaimed 1959 gothic horror The Haunting of Hill House, Robert Wise’s film, simply titled The

Chucky Season One

Chucky: Season One (2021)

Chucky: Season One is available to rent, buy or stream. Anyone following the career of Don Mancini, David Kirschner, Brad Dourif and their four-foot killer doll, Chucky, will know that queer identity and diversity thread through their seven-movie series. However, many of us wondered where the pint-sized nutter could take

Death Drop Gorgeous

Death Drop Gorgeous (2020)

Death Drop Gorgeous is available to rent, buy and stream. Directed by Michael J. Ahern, Christopher Dalpe, and Brandon Perras, Death Drop Gorgeous is a proudly queer, spit-and-sawdust indie comedy-horror and an instant queer cult classic. Its homemade charm reflects the energy, volatility, humour and anarchy of the gay scene

My Policeman

My Policeman (review) – a visual delight that lacks dramatic depth

My Policeman arrives in selected cinemas on October 21 and Prime Video on November 4. Based on the novel by Bethan Roberts, Michael Grandage’s adaptation of My Policeman is a mixed bag of visual beauty and dramatic disappointment. While there is a lot to love in its visual splendour, My

BROS

Bros (review) – the hilarious and tender story of When Bobby Met Aaron

Bros arrives in UK cinemas on October 28. We need more comedy on the big screen in our world of turmoil and sadness, yet comedies receiving a theatrical release have remained rare over the past two years. Thankfully Billy Eichner and co-writer/director Nicholas Stoller’s gay romantic comedy is here to

The Dependent Variables

The Dependent Variables (Short Film)

The Dependent Variables (2022). Director: Lorenzo Tardella. Italy. Memories of our first crush at school or our first kiss burn themselves into our minds as the world of sex and love opens up before us. But these experiences are also confusing, scary and uncertain, especially for lesbian, gay and bisexual

North Star (Short film)

Read more about North Star by visiting the official website. Sometimes a film comes along that is so beautiful, so perfect, and so intuitive and intricate that thirty minutes are all it needs to sweep you away. North Star, directed by P.J. Palmer, is one of those films. Palmer’s film

THE AUSSIE BOYS

The Aussie Boys (NQV Media)

The Aussie Boys is available now on Amazon Prime, Peccadillo Pod and Vimeo On Demand. NQV Media’s ‘Boys’ series is back, as we take a trip Down Under with The Aussie Boys. In seven short films, we explore themes of trust, love, survival, emerging sexuality, loss and reconciliation as we

So Vam

So Vam – a queer horror to sink your teeth into

So Vam is playing now on Shudder. We have always been passionate supporters of new talent here at Cinerama Film, and Alice Maio Mackay is undoubtedly someone to watch. So Vam is Alice Maio Mackay’s feature debut following a string of short films, but even more impressive is that she co-wrote,

ANAÏS IN LOVE

Anaïs in Love – a breezy and bold sun-drenched delight

Anaïs in Love is released in cinemas nationwide on August 19th. Sometimes ten minutes is all it takes to paint a vivid portrait of the lead character in any film, and Anaïs in Love is a perfect example of this. Writer/Director Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet wastes no time introducing us to the

AIDS: THE UNHEARD TAPES

AIDS: The Unheard Tapes – technically brilliant and emotionally raw

Aids: The Unheard Tapes is now available on BBC iPlayer  The year is 1982, and a man has just collapsed on the dance floor at the famous Heaven nightclub near London’s Embankment Station. That man is Terrence Higgins, a well-respected barman and DJ who brought the sounds of New York to

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is available now on Criterion Collection blu-ray. Hedwig has had a tough life, from growing up gay in East Berlin to sleeping in his mother’s oven. But, despite this challenging start, Hedwig has become a force of nature, a singer/songwriter whose band, The Angry Inch,

uncle frank

Uncle Frank (2020)

Uncle Frank is available to stream now on Prime Video. Coming out journeys are different for every individual, with the experience wrapped in the acceptance and inclusion or isolation and oppression of the family and community. Here the barriers to self-actualisation are baked in from a young age as we

a sexplanation

A Sexplanation – let’s talk about gay sex

A Sexplanation is now available to rent or buy. Let’s talk about sex; after all, we don’t talk about it enough, do we? How you answer this question may depend on how comfortable you feel with your body, sexual identity and desires. After all, while many people are happy to

THE MALE GAZE: FLEETING GLANCES

The Male Gaze: Fleeting Glances

The Male Gaze: Fleeting Glances is available to rent or buy now on Amazon, Peccadillo Pod and Vimeo. Our lives are full of random moments, meetings and connections that shape our worldview, hopes, destiny and desires. Sometimes these moments are painful, sharp and life-changing, and sometimes they are sweet, joyous

Swan Song

Swan Song: In conversation with Todd Stephens

Read our ★★★★★ Swan Song review here. Swan Song arrives in UK cinemas on June 10th. It’s hard to believe that Todd Stephens’ semi-autobiographical movie Edge of Seventeen was released twenty-four years ago or that Gypsy 83, the second film in his Ohio trilogy, is twenty-one years old. Swan Song sees Todd Stephens

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