Coming Out - Belfast

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Coming Out
Screening & Talk
Coming Out

Event Date

Fri 07 Feb 2020

Event Time

09:30 - 11:25


Queen's Film Theatre,
20 University Square,


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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 will be followed by a talk.

About the talk: 

The screening will be a followed by a talk from The Rainbow Project, a health organisation that works to improve the physical, mental & emotional health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people in Northern Ireland.

WHEN: Friday 7 February, 09.30am - 11.25am (the event will start promptly at 10am)

WHERE: Queen's Film Theatre, 20 University Square, Belfast BT7 1PA. Concessions will be open as normal, buses can stop outside the front door of the venue for drop off. Bus parking can be arranged please contact for more info.


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!

Please contact with any queries.


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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

Queen's Film Theatre


20 University Square,