Coming Out - Sheffield

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Coming Out
Screening & Talk
Coming Out

Event Date

Tue 11 Feb 2020

Event Time

09:45 - 11:25


15 Paternoster Row,
S1 2BX


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Curriculum Subject/s

  • Design and Technology
  • Digital
  • Health
  • Information Computing Technology
  • Personal
  • PSHE Education
  • Psychology


  • Wheelchair friendly
    Wheelchair Access

WHAT: Into Film is proud to present a free educational screening of Coming Out as part of the Spring Screenings: Changing Times programme. At a time of remarkable change around attitudes towards the environment, technology, politics, and identity, particularly for young people, this film will open up discussion around some of these themes, utilising the remarkable power of cinema to deepen learning as well as provoke conversation and debate. The screening will be preceded by a short compilation of archive film on the theme, special schools' edit provided by Yorkshire Film Archive and also a short introduction.

About the introduction: 

The screening will be introduced by Mita Suri: a member of the programming team at Sheffield Doc/Fest. Doc/Fest is an internationally celebrated film festival, dedicated to documentaries, that takes place every year in Sheffield. Mita will provide background information about the film, and also talk about opportunities for young people to get invaluable work experience opportunities at the festival, which takes place in June.

WHEN: Tuesday 11 February, 09.45am - 11.25am (the event will start promptly at 10am)

WHERE: Showroom, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX.


Certificate: Unclassified BBFC. Into Film recommends this film is engaging for ages 14+.


*Educators must ensure they book tickets for themselves as well as students. On the order form, please indicate how many young people and how many adults will attend out of the total amount of tickets you have booked*


We look forward to seeing you at the screening!

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Film title

Coming Out


For LGBTQ+ individuals, coming out is seen as a rite of passage which can be painful, empowering or anything in between, with a relatively new phenomenon seeing some young people choosing to document and share their experience with others in an online community. This film – compiled entirely of videos already existing on YouTube, edited together to form a moving montage – demonstrates the range of emotions and reactions from the family members hearing the news for the first time, as well as the experiences of the young people themselves. While some recipients are angry or confused, and others unsurprised and completely accepting, the film also shows the anxiety and tension that the coming out process puts on young people before they’ve even uttered a word. Consisting of videos from across the world and comprising of a variety of queer people, ‘Coming Out’ is a powerful, heartfelt and ultimately uplifting documentary for LGBTQ+ audiences and allies alike.


Denis Parrot



Country of Production



  • Coming of Age
  • Documentary




65 minutes

Venue name



15 Paternoster Row,
S1 2BX