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Film screening – LGBT History Month Cultural Commission

Film screening – LGBT History Month Cultural Commission

7pm Thursday 18th April, Media Education, Edinburgh













In December 2012, Sandra Alland was awarded an CUltural Commission from LGBT History Month

Commissions – to mentor six new queer & trans* deaf and disabled filmmakers, and to
create a documentary about queer & trans* deaf & disabled artists in Scotland.

The videos from this project premiered in February at the macrobert in Stirling, and will screen on:
18th April, 2013 at 7pm at media education, 183 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2EB. The event
will be presented with support from Scottish Transgender Alliance.

The space is fully accessible. Films are subtitled and/or in BSL. The Q&A will be BSL-interpreted.
Tickets are £3/£2.

Reservations are not required, but recommended if you have specific access needs or really don’t
want to be disappointed. Email sandra@blissfultimes.ca with your name and number of tickets

Photographs and drawings from Lucy Holmes-Elliot, who was also awarded a Cultural Commission will also be on display.

The evening’s programme features shorts by Sandra Alland, Charles Coventry, Alison Smith, Alec,
Robert Malone, Luke Murphy and Sophie Norman. The films will be followed by a Q&A with the

Sandra Alland is an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, writer and performer with more than 15
years’ experience in the arts. She has performed, published, taught and shown her work throughout
the UK, Europe, Canada, the US, Mexico and Bermuda. Highlights include: a performance at Soho
Theatre in co-production with Oxford Theatre; video shown at Tate Modern (Tracey Moberly’s
Tweet Me Up); films screened at Berlin’s Entzaubert Film Festival and macrobert (Stirling); major
exhibitions at GoMA & mac Birmingham; international tours and CDs produced with intermedia
group, Zorras; and a 12-week artist residency in Banff, Canada and Mérida, Mexico. She has had
three books of poetry published in Canada and a short collection of stories published in Scotland.

Sandra’s film from this project has been selected to screen at Fringe! Film Festival in London,
April 11-14. The full programme will also be presented by Entzaubert Film Festival in Berlin this


1. I’m Not Your Inspiration, featuring Nathan Gale, by Sandra Alland (7:30)

2. The Tale of Divarov The Absent-Minded, Charles Coventry (5:10)

3. Kettle’s Boiling, Alison Smith (3:21)

4. Day 12,848, Alec (10:52)

5. Glamour Cook with DeafDiva, Robert Malone (2:44)

6. Luke’s Sketchbook, Luke Murphy (3:30)

7. An Exploration of my Schizophrenia, Sophie Norman (6:49)

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