20130318-120058.jpgAn extensive line up of nearly 60 films will be shown during this year’s Brisbane Queer Film Festival (BQFF) – which will even feature an appearance by James Dean. Joining the film icon will be an array of ’80s rockers, ballroom dancers and even cabbies, as films from 18 countries come to Brisbane’s Powerhouse for two weeks.

Cinema from the UK to Iran, and Uganda to France will present a contemporary take on the diversity of queer life.

“The Brisbane Queer Film Festival program has been curated with an eye to contemporary and historical issues both light-hearted and dark,” organisers said.

“From the crisis facing homosexuals in Uganda, to the private life of James Dean; from a comedy about the Serbian Gay Pride March to a look at the back-stage dramas at London Fashion Week, there’s a wealth of outstanding international cinema to experience”

This year will also see the introduction of an Australian short series that includes six short films from Australian filmmakers.

The BQFF runs from April 5-14 at the Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm. Tickets and more information can be found here.

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