"We allow our ignorance to prevail
upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches,
alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders" - Maya Angelou
Testimonial – “Every summer in August, Queer West celebrates its lesbian,
gay, bisexual, and transgendered artistic community with the Queer Arts Festival–
a week-long event that includes a film festival, spoken word events, concerts,
art gallery tours by bicycle, and more. Take in art that challenges and explores
the concept of sexuality.” ~ Tourism
Toronto Queer West new Board of Directors:Lauren Tenn (President
& Film Festival Program Director), Richa Shrotriya (Treasurer) and Michel
F. Paré (Secretary & Festival Artistic Director). We have exciting plans
and new direction for the festival in 2015. Next Board meeting Sunday November
23, 2014 ----- Biographies - http://bit.ly/1t0AlHa
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October 8, 2014 - Queer West gratefully acknowledges the funding we received
from TD Bank Group to host the 7th annual Toronto Queer West Film Festival,
which will happen on August 7, 8 and 9, 2015, venue location TBA once confirmed.
Queer West is currently seeking funding from other corporations, businesses,
foundations and stakeholders.
The Toronto Queer arts and Culture Festival hopes to expand our annual film
festival from an evening screening to a three day event. Each year we receive
hundreds of entries that we have to refuse because of time constraints. Increasing
the event will allow us to showcase the very best of emerging LGBTQ filmmakers
both locally and internationally.
It would allow greater engagement, between both artists and the community and
would allow us to include networking events, artist workshops and panel discussions
with film directors.