Queer Arts North at Film Hub North
A virtual discussion for LGBTQIA+ creatives looking to work in film

Date: 29 Apr 2021
Time: 13:30
Location: Online

We're teaming up with Queer Arts North once again to host a virtual meet up for LGBTQIA+ creatives based in the North who are interested in working in film. 

Join us from 1:30 - 2:30pm on Thursday, 29 April. Places are free but limited.

We'll hear from an invited guest artist who will share their journey into film and, after that, each attendee will have the chance to introduce themselves and their practice. This virtual meet up will provides an opportunity to connect with peers in a safe, supportive environment; pose questions and provocations to the room; and learn about our work developing new filmmaking voices in the North.

Our guest artist for this session is Tareq Baconi; a queer, Palestinian non-fiction Writer who is making his first fiction short with support from Film Hub North and BFI NETWORK this summer.

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Tareq Baconi

Tareq Baconi is a queer, Palestinian non-fiction writer in the final stages of finishing his memoir: a book that explores themes of Arabness, masculinity, religion, sexuality and conflict. He is also making his first fiction short film with Film Hub North and BFI NETWORK this summer.

His writing has appeared in Arabic in Al-Ghad and Al-Quds al-Arabi, and in English in The New York Review Daily, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, The Nation, The Daily Star (Lebanon), and al-Jazeera. He has provided analysis for print and broadcast media, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, BBC, National Public Radio, and Democracy Now!

Queer Arts North

Queer Arts North is a network of arts organisations strategically supporting LGBTQIA+ arts, artists, organisations, venues and festivals across the North of England.

Co-ordinated by Curious Arts, Queer Arts North’s partners are: Curious Arts, Homotopia, Black Gold Arts, Trans Creative, Andro & Eve, Happy Valley Pride, Mother’s Ruin, Yorkshire Dance, Contact, Northern Stage and Leeds Playhouse.

Lead image: Curious Arts networking event (Michael McGuire).