Liverpool Pride presents Love Bites: LGBT shot films at FACT Liverpool

Posted on 27 February 2016
By Khyle Deen
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The best of the IRIS Prize short film archive comes to FACT Liverpool as part of LGBT history month, alongside a brand new film by Wirral-based film-maker Carl Loughlin. LOVESWIPED is Carl’s wry look at the gay dating scene and will be the climax of an evening of films exploring what it means to love someone.

The IRIS Prize is an international LGBT short film festival held in Cardiff each year to international acclaim. The films chosen look at love in all it’s pain and glory with laughs and heartbreak along the way. From Norway to America, from Yorkshire to Iran, Love Bites!

In addition to LOVESWIPED, the films being shown are:

Aban + Khorshid (12A) Darwin Serink / USA / 14 minutes

Inspired by true events, Aban + Khorshid is an intimate portrait of two lovers, glimpsing into the world in which they met, moments before their execution for being gay.

Bald Guy (Skallamann) (12A) Maria Bock / Norway / 13 minutes

A story about a young man’s quest for love and acceptance, all in a lively musical film about being yourself and loving whoever you want. This is a film about forbidden and boundless love and the risk of losing everything when your choice is head on with the morally accepted.

Barrio Boy (12A) Dennis Shinners / USA / 8 minutes

Haircuts, hip-hop and homo-sex on the down-low… A Latino barber secretly falls in love with a handsome Irish stranger over the course of a haircut during a hot and sweaty summer afternoon in a macho Brooklyn hood.

More films will also be showing.

Love Bites
Monday 29 February, 18:30
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Adult: £7.00
Child: £5.00
Student: £7.00
Retired: £7.00
Family x4: £19.00

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