The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) said on Thursday it was proud to present a series of films focused on LGBTQI+ stories from around the world.
“Queer cinema has never offered a more richly complex and diverse characters and stories than we have seen recently and that shines through in the quality of films that the program team have put together," CTIFMF director Leon van der Merwe said.
"This diversity of films reflects shifts in cultural conversations around identity, but also the festival’s own spirit as welcoming and inclusive."
CTIFMF said the diverse selection of films spoke to the diversity of experiences from within the LGBTQI+ community and yet also resonated strongly with universal themes of love, acceptance, and self-discovery.
Two African films from South Africa and Nigeria are set for red carpet premieres during the festival.