Article: TAPE and Invisible Women present Touched: A collection of films exploring lust, sex and desire

BFI FAN members can celebrate the diversity and fluidity of desire with Touched, an alternative Valentine’s Day screening showcasing sensuous shorts by female and non-binary filmmakers.

Co-curated by collectives T A P E and Invisible Women, this subversive and surprising programme connects filmmakers from across the decades, combining contemporary work with rarities from the archive.

The result is a witty, intimate and unapologetically sexy selection of films which open up space for wider discussions about self-love, intimacy and longing.

The line-up is a sexy, sensuous and surprising programme that celebrates female and non-binary desire.

  • What About Me? (Lois Stevenson, 2021, 3 mins)
  • Random Acts of Intimacy (Clio Barnard, 1999, 15 mins)
  • F*** YOU (Anette Sidor, 2018, 14 min)
  • What She Wants (Ruth Lingford, 1994, 5 mins)
  • Wavelengths (Pratibha Parmar, 1997, 15 mins) TBC
  •  #Familiar #Touch #Lost #Figures (Katayoun Jalilipour, 2017, 12 mins)
  • The Birth Of Valerie Venus (Sarah Clift, 2020, 15mins)
  • She Wanted Green Lawns (Sarah Turner, 1987, 4mins)

Running time 83min + Q&A circa 30 min. All films and Q&A are captioned.

Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.

The programme premieres at LSFF on the 14th January, but after that the programme will go on a nationwide tour.

BFI FAN members are able to book the programme on 35% / £100 mgm deal as part of this exciting and alternative Valentine’s Day offering. A marketing pack can also be accessed here.

For more information and to book the film, contact

+ TAPE Collective / Invisible Women

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