Jack Goessens film Everyman is continuing its journey to worldwide audiences and will screen at 7 upcoming festivals in September, October and November 2021.
The film which stars Adam Kashmiry, Goose Masondo, Jamie Stewart and Arran Skillin is a personal, visual essay about gender transition – focusing on the social context and implications and exploring how the world is different living as female compared to being perceived as male.
Jack is excited for more audiences to be able to see the film including 3 new UK screenings at Aesthetica, Bolton and SQIFF. SQIFF will also be screening Steven Fraser's latest film Prosopagnosia.
UK festivals include:
Bolton International Film Festival in Bolton from 29 September - 3 October
Scottish Queer International Film festival on home turf in Glasgow, 6 - 10 October
Aesthetica short film festival in York, 2 - 30 November
Everyman is also continuing to travel across the globe, stopping off at festivals in the following places:
Ohio Dayton LGBT Film Festival 8 - 14 October
Florida OUTshine Film Festival 14 - 24 October
Copenhagen MIX Copenhagen 22 - 31 October
Berlin KUKI Film Festival 3 -10 November
Bolton International Film Festival
BAFTA qualifying Bolton International Film Festival is a hybrid event this year:
Physical: Wed 29th Sept - Sun 3rd Oct
Online: Wed 6th Oct - Sun 17th Oct
You can see Everyman in a physical screening on Friday 1st October at 12:30 at the Bolton Museum and Library. You can also view Everyman online from 4pm on Wednesday 13 October for 48 hours.
Scottish Queer International Film Festival - SQIFF
We are so excited to be screening not just Everyman but also Prosopagnosia by Steven Fraser at a festival we love and visit as guests every year - SQIFF! We are beyond happy that we have two films in this years selection.
SQIFF are holding in person events with reduced capacity and COVID safety measures in place 6 to 10 October at CCA in Glasgow.
You can see Everyman at SQIFF 2021 as part of the Opening Night Shorts at the CCA Theatre from 6.30pm.
You can see Steven Fraser's stop motion animated film as part of the Scottish Shorts Part 2 strand at the CCA Theatre from 3.30pm.
Dayton LGBT Film Festival
Following SQIFF, Everyman will travel to the American MidWest to show not once. - but TWICE at the 16th edition of the Dayton LGBT Filmfest.
We will be screening before the film No Straight Lines: The rise of Queer Comics.
We are very excited for the film to screen before two live audiences at the iconic arthouse Neon movie theatre. You can buy tickets directly from the theatre.
OUTshine Film Festival
This one is for the Floridians! Outshine is the largest LGBT cultural arts event in South Florida and is an amalgamation of the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
The film will screen virtually as a pre-feature short before the film Instructions for Survival.
You can watch the film from October 18 to October 21 - only if you live in Florida.
The goal of MIX Copenhagen is to show a wide range of films that bend gender and break sexual boundaries, influence the gender debate and reflect a diverse world.
The festival takes place 22 - 31 October with screenings in Cinemateket And Empire.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
Following the screening in Copenhagen - Everyman heads to Aesthetica. This is an amazing and celebrated festival in York. Everyman will show as part of the Everymen: A celebration of Trans Masculinity strand.
Everymen: A celebration of Trans Masculinity strand.
The Transgender Film Center is a filmmaker-led organisation which helps trans creators to bring their work to audiences around the world. Despite the recent boom in queer storytelling, transmasculine experiences remain under-documented in film as a whole.
In response, TFC founder Sav Rodgers brings a programme focusing on trans masculine narratives. Steering away from cliches, these films are vital portraits and we are proud to screen as part of it.
How to watch Everyman at Aesthetica
Everyman will be available to view on Thursday 4 November from 10:00 - 12:00.
KUKI, the Young Short Film Festival, Berlin
Following Aesthetica - Everyman appears at KUKI, 14th Young Short Film Festival in Berlin.
The physical festival takes place from 14 - 21 November in Berlin. Everyman will also be available to view online between 16 November and 13 December 2021.
KUKI have been campaigning for a diversity of perspectives since 2008. Their films deal with uncomfortable topics and raise questions, but they also inspire confidence and compassion, and candidly tell of life’s difficult hurdles and significant triumphs.
Everyman was developed and supported by the Scottish Documentary Institute's highly acclaimed Bridging the Gap programme and supported by Screen Scotland.
Jack Goessens is currently a BFI x BAFTA flare mentee 2021
Since working together on this successful short - Reece Cargan and Bombito Productions have produced a live action & animated short with Jack Goessens - Who I am Now - currently in post production
Jack and Reece have feature film 'Boifriend' in early funded development.