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Masterclass on LGBTQI Representation in Film


Time: September 11, 2023 09:00AM
Location: Spazju Kreattiv
Event Type: Arts & Culture


LGBTQI+ Representation in Film and TV Series keeps on getting better around the world, this is thanks to the works of activists around the world in raising awareness about LGBTQI+ rights, but also thanks to the inclusion of LGBTQI+ creatives and storytellers in film-making processes. At the EuroPride 2023 Masterclass on LGBTQI+ Representation in Film you will have the opportunity to learn from industry professionals and activists working to tell our stories with authenticity and creativity.

There are two ways to participate:

1. Are you interested in film and want to deepen your knowledge on LGBTQI+ Representation? You can register for an exciting half-day of lectures on Monday 11th September from 09:00 – 12:00.

“The opportunities and challenges of LGBTQI+ Representation in Film” by Mina Jack Tolu (Malta/Italy) trans and non-binary activist who has worked as a trans consultant and sensitivity reader for Italian series that have included trans, non-binary and questioning characters in their stories.

“Coming of age: telling stories about diverse characters in search of their identity and place in the world” by Margherita Ferri (Italy), a screenwriter and director who has worked on documentary, narrative films, and series.

and “Stories from the art department, setting the scene for Milk (2008)” by Charley Beal (USA), an award-winning art director for film and television, and president of the Gilbert Baker Foundation.

2. If you are a screenwriter or film-maker yourself, whether experienced or just starting out, you can register to attend the full Masterclass, including the above lectures on Monday morning and additional creative workshops led by Margherita Ferri on Monday afternoon from 13:00 – 16:00, and continuing on Tuesday afternoon from 12:00 – 16:00. Participants of the Masterclass should be able to work comfortably in English.

The EuroPride 2023 Masterclass on LGBTQI+ Representation in Film is being hosted by Mina Jack Tolu in collaboration with Margherita Ferri (Italy) and Charley Beal (USA). The event is held thanks to the support of the Allied Rainbow Communities, Malta Film Commission, and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura La Valletta.



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