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FrightFest 2023: A Celebration of Young LGBTQI+ Filmmakers (London)

FrightFest 2023: A Celebration of Young LGBTQI+ Filmmakers (London)

We are so thrilled to announce the upcoming FrightFest 2023, a film festival that champions the work of young, talented LGBTQI+ filmmakers. This year's festival will feature the European premiere of Alice Maio Mackay's debut film "T-Blockers" and the world premiere of George Baron's 50s noir, "The Blue Rose".

Alice Maio Mackay, an 18-year-old transgender award-winning filmmaker, has already made waves in the industry with her debut feature film "So Vam". Her latest work, "T-Blockers", is her third queer horror feature and promises to be a thrilling addition to the festival's lineup.

George Baron, also 18, is an LGBTQ writer, actor, and director. His feature directorial debut, "The Blue Rose", is a genre-bending surrealist noir set in the 1950s. The film follows the journey of two rookie detectives as they delve into a seemingly straightforward homicide case, only to find themselves in an alternate reality of their worst nightmares.

Other notable films premiering at FrightFest include "Doctor Jekyll", starring Eddie Izzard and Simon Callow, and "I Am Monsters!", featuring Nicholas Vince of "Hellraiser" fame. These films, along with the rest of the festival's lineup, promise to deliver plenty of chills and thrills for queer horror fans.

Here are all the entries for the FrightFest 2023:

  1. "T-Blockers" - Directed by Alice Maio Mackay. This is the European premiere of the film.
  2. "The Blue Rose" - Directed by George Baron. This film will have its world premiere at the festival.
  3. "Doctor Jekyll" - Starring Eddie Izzard and Simon Callow. This film will also have its world premiere at the festival.
  4. "I Am Monsters!" - Featuring Nicholas Vince, known for his role in "Hellraiser". This film will have its world premiere at the festival.

FrightFest 2023 will run from the 24th to the 28th of August at the Cineworld, Leicester Square, and The Prince Charles Cinema. For more information about the films and to book tickets, visit the FrightFest website at www.frightfest.co.uk.

FrightFest, dubbed "the Woodstock of Gore" by director Guillermo Del Toro, has grown in size and stature since its inception in 2000. The festival is internationally renowned for discovering exciting and original horror fantasy genre films and for supporting the talent behind them. Over the years, FrightFest has helped launch the careers of directors such as Simon Rumley, Christopher Smith, Eli Roth, Neil Marshall, and Simon Hunter.

The festival promises to continue this tradition of supporting emerging talent, with a particular focus on championing the work of young LGBTQI+ filmmakers. So, if you're a fan of horror and a supporter of queer cinema, FrightFest 2023 is an event you won't want to miss.

Follow @frightfest for updates and behind-the-scenes peeks. 

Join them at FrightFest 2023 for a celebration of diversity, creativity, and the macabre. 

Published: 8-Aug-2023: (7209)

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