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Queer West Film Festival August 7-9, 2015

The World at your doorstep

The Queer West Film Festival is gaining international reputation for offering the best of independent queer cinema and the opportunity to meet filmmakers and artists, participate in workshops and panel discussions, attend galas and after parties and see unexpected performances.

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The New Home for the Queer West Film Festival; is the Revue Cinema 400 Roncesvalles Avenue(243 seats), Toronto Parkdale for Friday Aug 7, Sat. Aug 8 and Sunday August 9th 2015.

The Toronto Queer arts and Culture Festival won't be hosting an arts festival in 2015, instead we are expanding 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.

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This will 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. Queer West gratefully acknowledges the funding we received from TD Bank Group to help us host the 7th annual Toronto Queer West Film Festival,

Queer West Film Festival has received 200 film submissions for review, so far this year. Oct 1/14 to Mar 22/15. Deadline for final selection is April 1st, 2015.

We have been promoting some of the 100s submissions trailers on FACEBOOK and our TWITTERaccount, many we can’t list, as they are password protected.

Update Saturday March 22 – Queer West Film Festival has booked space at the 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto for a volunteer information session, with Queer West President Lauren Tenn hosting the event. Sunday April 19, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 3 PM, about 20 volunteers have registered More welcome to attend. queerwestfilmfestival@gmail.com 416-879-7954 Location Map https://goo.gl/maps/JrA41

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Toronto Queer West film Festival is taking place same week as the Parapan American Games August 7 to 15. We welcome the 2015 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered athletes to the Pan Games, in Toronto next summer, we hope to see you at our festival. There are now many gay neighbourhoods for you to explore, from Leslieville to the Queer West Village in the west end of Toronto. Queer West ambassadors, would be happy to answer any questions you may have about Gay Toronto. Phone 416-879-7954 or Email us queerwestartsfestival@gmail.com


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