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16th Annual Spokane GLBT Film Festival

16th Annual Spokane GLBT Film Festival

16th Annual Spokane GLBT Film Festival
April 01
19:46 2014

Spokane’s GLBT Film Festival will be celebrating its 16th year this November thanks to ongoing community support and a dedicated planning committee. The first festival originated in 1999 as a fundraiser by Barb Lee and a few volunteers for the Spokane Aids Network. This year’s festival committee is comprised of a variety of community volunteers.  All of them have unique qualities that are sure to bring Spokane an exciting GLBT Film Festival in November.

The festival consists of a variety of independent, non-mainstream films that are selected based on the quality of production, timeliness of the issues related to GLBT and/or human rights issues, interest in the topic, and uniqueness.  Film producers have been known to attend our showings and offer insight into their work.  Lavonne Sallee and Jazmin Jamias attended one of the 2013 showings to discuss the inspiration behind their film, The Altered Lives of Lavonne Sallee.

The mission of the festival is to build community, educate, and celebrate the art and culture of the GLBT community. Attendees include members of the GLBT community, families, friends, and allies. It provides an opportunity for attendees to see our lives portrayed more realistically versus how Hollywood portrays us. GLBT life isn’t always about glitter and rainbows or drag queens.

The planning committee for this year’s festival started meeting in February and have some exciting new changes for the November festival. Location and times will be posted on the groups facebook page as they become available: www.facebook.com/spokaneglbtfilmfest

Love queer and indy films? Looking to volunteer?  We can use your help! Message us on our Facebook page to get involved.

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