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Matthew Kennedy  Glasgow, Queer Femme, Artist/Filmmaker. New short film! Enid & Valerie: The Dream link below!

My short film 'Just Me' is being screened in Hamburg on Thursday at the Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage! Many thanks to Wotever Film Festival for selecting it to be a part of Queer Film Network's 'Unashamed Claim to Beauty' Tour. It's been an absolute honour to be a part of this, it's also great to see films on queerness/disability being showcased!
Start time - 8.15pm
Free Entry

Also the awesome Theresa Heath from Wotever Film Festival will be present!

Glad to finally own all of these in box set form!

Bristol adventures part 2 Taken by @lizpops <3

A photo of me and my brilliant friend Matthew Hellett in Converstion at Encounters Short Film Festival last month in Bristol. Taken by the lovely @lizpops
This is the third 'Matthew & Matthew' event we've done now and during the conversation I spoke about its significance. How the representation for LGBTQ+ Learning Disabled filmmakers can be a reality and is a reality through events like these, that Matthew & I have created our own little culture which exists because we exist. It also shows simply that Matthew & I aren't going away anytime soon. It's always an honour and a pleasure to spend time with him, fingers crossed we get to do another event like this soon!
Also many congrats to Matthew for having his short film 'Mrs. Sparkle' included in the BFI National Film Archive! Hopefully this will be just the start of learning disability film within the archive.

One last thing to add: Queer learning disabled filmmakers Oska Bright wants your films! You can submit your film via their website, submissions deadline is March 30th 2019.

Went to @categoryisbooks for the first time today, it really is awesome to have a queer bookshop in Glasgow! Also they've put up an Autism Friendly notice which put a smile on my face, the staff are really warm and welcoming! Bought a few poetry pamphlets from Zarf Editions which look great, plus I'm thinking about going back on Wednesday for a poetry workshop which sounds good. I think this shop is going to be one of favourite places to go to now!

Got some poetry books through the post today, I've been reading quite a bit of poetry this year. The titles sound brilliant! #katedurbin #christineshanshanhou #theravenousaudience #communitygardenforlonelygirls

Currently reading - This is probably my favourite book cover of the year.

'Matthew & Matthew' will be heading to Bristol next month! Many thanks to Encounters Short Film Festival & Oska Bright Film Festival for giving Matthew & I a platform to talk about our films! Matthew & I we'll be screening some of our films and then we'll be discussing our experiences of how identity shapes our work as queer learning disabled filmmakers. The programme will also be featuring a selection of films from other queer, learning disabled artists. September 28th, screening at Watershed Cinema 3, 12:30, £6

Currently Reading - Finally getting into some Kavan!

A dystopian novel about Joan of Arc, sounds good to me!

Looking forward to seeing Ester Krumbachova's 'The Murder of Mr Devil' tomorrow at the GFT! Krumbachova was a screenwriter and costume designer who collaborated Czech New Wave directors such as Vera Chytilova and Jan Nemec. She worked with Chytilova on Daisies as costume designer and writer, she became a longtime collaborator of Chytilova's. 'The Murder of Mr Devil' would be the only film she would direct. #esterkrumbachova

Went into town today and got myself some things, been meaning to read 'Rebecca' for ages will also need to put 'My Cousin Rachel' on my 'to-read' list too... In other news my new passport came through and I look like death warmed up!

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