In exciting news, two BA (Hons) Film Production graduate films, Bleach and Missed Conceptions, were screened at the 2018 BFI Flare London LGBTQ+ Film Festival on Saturday 24th April.

The team from Missed Conceptions (2017) attended the festival. Writer/Director Ruby Parker-Harbord, and Producer Lewis Bayley introduced the film at their first screening of the weekend in the Short Films programme, Altered States.

The BFI Flare London LGBTQ+ Film Festival took place in BFI Southbank and commenced on 21st March. It is the largest LGBTQ film festival in Europe and takes place every spring. The festival has been putting a spotlight on LGBTQ+ film productions for more than three decades.

Based on the true story of a lesbian couple in 90s’ Britain, Missed Conceptions (2017) depicts their struggle to conceive a child and the strains it puts on their relationship. The emotive film was written and directed by Ruby Parker-Harbord, the real-life daughter of the couple portrayed in the film, and Produced by Lewis Bayley. Missed Conceptions was also nominated at the RTS Regional Student Awards.

Bleach (2016) was written and directed by Jesse Lewis-Reece and produced by Ike Newman and Asia Polewiak. The story follows androgynous female boxed, Jay, as she leaves home to find her estranged father, violent local debt collector, Shane. In addition to its selection at the festival, the film has also won a RTS London Student Television Award and RTS Southern Centre Student Award.

Read more about the BA (Hons) Film Production course.