London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
The London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (LLGFF), as we know it now, was established in 1986 and is the third largest film festival in the UK. The LLGFF on Tour runs from May to September visiting around 40 towns and cities across the UK and Ireland.
Before the festival's formal beginnings, the bfi National Film Theatre screened the world's first serious survey of lesbian and gay cinema in 1977, with a season of 35 features and a publication called Gays and Film by a young academic called Richard Dyer. It was nine years before this pioneering season bore fruit.
Now in its 20th year, The London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival presents a strong and eclectic programme of feature films, shorts, artists' film and video and experimental work, as well as a whole host of discussions and special events.