GFEST 2017 and Magnum Ice Cream to reward LGBTQI artistic excellence  

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival and MAGNUM Ice Cream, the brand synonymous with pleasure and renowned globally for its luxurious ice creams, have partnered to reward the excellence that exists in the LGBTQI artistic and creative community.

The launch of the 10th anniversary celebrations of GFEST – Gaywise FESTival has kick-started a fortnight long (Monday 13th  to Saturday 25th  November) showcase of eclectic art, films and performances by LGBTQI artists.

Awards in 2 categories were announced yesterday: GFEST 2017 Magnum Art Award went to artist, Jason Carr. Filmmaker, Jake Graf, won GFEST 2017 Magnum Film Award.

GFEST 2017 LGBTQI feature and short film events will take place at Rich Mix, on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st November. These will be followed by feature and short film screenings at ArtHouse Crouch End, from 22nd to 24th November.

GFEST 2017 Magnum Performance Award will be announced on 25th November at the festival’s finale performance event in St Pancras New (Parish) Church.

GFEST artistic director Niranjan Kamatkar said:

“We are delighted to offer these awards for the first time in the history of GFEST, and also a coincidence that this honour further celebrates the 10th anniversary of the festival this year.”

Neil Gledhill, Magnum Global Brand Director, added:

“Magnum believe that a day without pleasure is a day lost and we should let go and seize personal pleasure whether it be art or any other form. As a brand, we are committed to supporting smaller charities, such as GFEST, in their celebration of those who are true to their authentic and best-self.”

Updated details of GFEST 2017 films, performances, visual arts and debate events from 13 to 25 November are live on:

https://gaywisefestival.org.uk

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