You better werk…with queer film festivals! Learn from international orgs who are at the helm of providing resources beyond the festival for filmmakers everywhere to connect with mentors, secure financing, and create social impact. Frameline helps LGBTQ films reach new audiences through a Distribution arm and Youth in Motion, an education program serving 25K students annually. Inside Out Toronto’s LGBTQ Film Finance Forum connects films in development with industry executives for professional development and pitch meetings. Iris Prize invests in new content through offering a £30K prize & supporting the winning filmmaker to create a new film. Outfest’s programs InFusion and Outset provide mentoring opportunities and trainings to nurture talent and skills for LGBTQ people of color and youth.
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