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The Raindance Film Festival will return for its 26th instalment later this month, and once again it comes with some fantastic LGBTQ titles.

The event has become known for championing independent cinema from around the world, and the queer strand at this year’s festival doesn’t disappoint.

An extended Director’s Cut of George Michael: Freedom will premiere at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival, which will include more footage following its release last year.

The film is an autobiographical look at the making of the British star’s iconic album Listen Without Prejudice, and was co-directed by George himself before his death.

Elsewhere, festival goers will also get the opportunity to watch I Hate New York, a feature documentary from Gustavo Sanchez focussing on four transgender activists from New York City and their struggles and fight to create an identity of their own.

It features Amanda Lepore, Sophia Lamar, Chloe Dzubilo and T De Long discussing their dreams and desires.

Academy Award-winning film A Fantastic Woman will also be shown, starring Daniella Vega as a young trans singer whose life is turned upside down when her lover Orlando passes away.

Kill The Monsters, Ruminations, and Dykes, Camera, Action are among the other feature-length documentaries and films that will be aired during the festival.

What’s more, the Raindance Film Festival will also offer eight short LGBTQ films across the event, showcasing emerging talent from within the community.

The Raindance Film Festival will take place in locations across London’s West End from 26 September to 7 October.

For a full list of the films showing, you can check out their complete programme here.

If you’d like to purchase a festival pass, you can do that here.