by HFPA May 19, 2012

HFPA member Scott Orlin (left) presented Brian Robinson, director of  this year’s London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival,  with a plaque from the association at this year’s 26th festival which showcased 53 features and 67 shorts as well as a strong selection of documentaries from all around the world.

The  LLGFF features films from countries not normally seen on the London circuit, such as Circumstance, set in Iran against the background of the youth subcultures that exist in spite of the Islamic Republic; 365 without 377, an Italian film exploring the experiences of three Indian activists in the year since Section 377 of the Indian Penal code was abolished, thereby legalising homosexuality and the Australian film, Ballroom Rules,  an account of a year spent in the company of same-sex ballroom dancers who are forbidden to compete in their native Australia, as they prepare to compete in the 2010 Gay Games in Cologne.