Over 2017, we screened a range of films exploring a rich variety of queer experiences worldwide. In order to maintain transparency with our audiences, we have chosen to publish the following statistical information about representation in our programme and audience.
Intersectional programming is always an ongoing process and we can always do better. In the final section, we address how we endeavour to redress the discrepancies that arose.
Over the year, we screened 18 feature-length films and 35 short films.
Of these films 42% of the directors were male, 39% were nonbinary, and 16% were female.
In this programme, 45% of directors were people of colour.
46% of our programme was British, 31% was American, and 23% were produced in other parts of the world.
- We increased our mean average audience size from 77 (in 2016) to 106 admissions.
- The mean average age was 33.
- 27% of attendees were under-25 and 10% were over-65.
- 47% were women, 28% were men, and 15% were not women or men.
- 74% were white.
- 78% fell under the LGBQ/queer umbrella, with 33% identifying as lesbian or gay, 27% identifying in a way other than lesbian, gay, bisexual, or straight, and 18% identifying as bisexual. 13% identified as straight/heterosexual.
- 19% had a disability.
In findings above, there are both things to celebrate and areas where we can improve. In our programming to come, we will endeavour to:
- Increase the amount of films directed by women.
- Increase the amount of foreign-language/non-Anglo-American films.
- Increase representation of disabled queer people, asexual and aromantic people, intersex people.
Elsewhere, we also endeavour to:
- Provide free and heavily-reduced ticket prices for those who cannot afford our regular ticket prices.
- Ensure that as many screenings as possible are closed-captioned (subtitled) and have British Sign Language interpretation.