The Animation, Pride and Diversity theme includes four short film programmes coordinated by Benoit Berthe Siward, founder of The Animation Showcase and co-founder of LGBTQ+ in Animation. These programmes offer a diversity of insights on recent production.
"This theme has become a topical issue, especially for young filmmakers, many of whom tackle issues related to gender and diversity every year."
This section of films is dedicated to the feeling of belonging – which for queer people often means creating a safe place, a refuge. The films explore the need to share, to be yourself, to love, to forgive... As queer people, do we have to keep pretending to fit in?