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"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

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Welcome to Queer West Founded in 2001, incorporated non profit in 2008, as Gay West Community Network Inc. Queer West on Facebook and Queer West on Twitter

2016 Board of Directors - Alexis Bouton ( Program Director) Michel F. Paré (Secretary & Interim President), Donna Elliott (Board Member) Melanie Santos (Volunteer Coordinator) Richa Shrotriya (Treasurer) Ethan Yi-Hsiang Cheng (Board Member) Lauren Tenn (Festival Advisory - Programming Consultant) Biographies - http://bit.ly/1t0AlHa

What's new & exciting @ the 2016 Queer West Film Festival?

Fancy something a little bit different? Join us at the 8th Annual Queer West Film Festival @ Innis Town Hall Aug 12-14 where we’ve made the jump from our annual evening screening to a weekend film festival, with financial support from presenting sponsor TD Canada Trust. Eight years of shaping, forming, breaking, discovering and finding, ­ Queer West Film Festival in 2016 is about; glory, shame, distaste, trash and beauty. This year we are walking on the wild side, with films on sexual fetishes, sadomasochism and lesbian violence, as well as more traditional films on gender identity and human rights; We enjoy creating a festival by looking at the queer perspective from all corners of the world, perspectives that challenge normative views, propose an alternate way of thinking, and approach life and storytelling from another way. We’re proud to be the Greater Toronto Area second largest LGBTQ film festival. 8th Annual Queer West Film Festival

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Community Partnering 2016

Queerwest.org is currently, working towards partnering with other film festivals and cultural organizations, to be able to more widely promote our unique offering to the local and international community. We're thrilled that Franco Fierté 2016 gave Queer West excellent promotion on their web site, since we're co-presenting one of our August festival film submissions (Homogène ) which they're screening on June 16, 2016 during FrancoQueer pride in Toronto.. Homogène delivers an intimate portrait of the Province Quebec’s LGBT community. Homogène was a Queer West film submission. Run Time 94 minutes.

Reciprocating the favour, FrancoQueer Toronto is co-presenting one of our official French film selections on Sunday August 14

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Queer West Film Festival will be co-presenting (Six films we screened last year) during tri-Pride 2016, in conjunction with a request made by Grace Carr Director of the tri-Pride Community Association. tri-Pride (Link correction) is an annual pride festival for the LGBT community in Cambridge, Kitchener & Waterloo Ontario, running this year from May 24 to June 5th., 2016. We're happy to support tri-Pride in Kitchener Ontario...If interested in Co-presenting a film with us during your Pride or film festival write: queerwestinfo@gmail.com

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