Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Visitor from Vancouver

Robert and I recently had the chance to chat with Drew Dennis, Executive Director of Out on Screen (the organization that produces the Vancouver Queer Film Festival). Drew told us about some really cool projects that the festival has developed, including Speaker's Cabana (which gives moviegoers a chance to share their stories on YouTube) and Out in Schools (which brings queer films to high schools in an effort to facilitate discussions around bullying and homophobia). As part of an ongoing focus on queer history, the festival has also commissioned a number of short films from such filmmakers as John Greyson, Richard Fung, Ivan E Coyote and Aerlyn Weissman.
It was great to meet Drew, and I hope we can work together on something soon!

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