European Perspectives

Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Austria…
A selection of seven films from across Europe

Running time: 65 minutes

Diagnosed HIV-positive aged 21, Matthew struggled to find acceptance in conservative Northern Irish society.  To escape his everyday reality, he created his absolutely fabulous drag alter-ego: Cherrie Ontop.

Northern Ireland, 10 minutes
Directed by Nicky Larkin

Around and around and around she goes…
Denise escapes reality on a fairground ride.

Austria, 5 minutes
Directed by Bernhard Wenger

High above the valleys, barren mountains take Damien’s breath away. With flock and family, the shepherd climbs dizzying pastures, elated.

Switzerland, 7 minutes

Directed by Florias Gallay

Maria is upholding a thirty-year tradition of counting pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella. Despite encountering some difficult wayfarers, Maria nobly continues her task.

Spain, 15 minutes

Directed by Anne Milne

“What is a man? What is a woman?” Ivy takes us on a candid journey about the difficult choices you face in becoming who you are meant to be.

Sweden, 9 minutes

Direced by Sara Samsøe

Dorota is a Polish bodybuilding legend.
What do strength and beauty mean to her? Why has she decided to practice a sport commonly perceived as masculine?

Poland, 7 minutes

Directed by Olo Pawluczuk

Finding joy in the mediocre, a group of men have a different approach
to the ever-quickening pace of modern life at the Dull Men’s Club.

United Kingdom, 14 minutes

Directed by Andy Oxley

Interactive screenings

If you opt for an interactive screening, your film package will include a video introduction by Seamus, a journalist from the 99 team

Seamus |

Seamus explains the ‘mechanics’ of interactive screenings: between each film, audience members have 30 seconds to give feedback via their mobile. At the end, the audience votes for their favourite.

→ If you have network connectivity issues, a self-print paper version is available to hand out at the start.

A ready-to-go screening package

Before your screening you will receive:

  • your chosen film package subtitled in English (MP4 or DCP)
  • a full promotional kit (trailers, photos, film summaries…)
  • a printable PDF for paper-based interactive screenings.