Call for Entrants: 2010 QUEER FRUITS FILM FESTIVAL

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Download the 2010 entry form HERE

Queer Fruits Film Festival has been established to provide a vital regional screen culture event to enable the GLBTIQ communities and wider community to participate in the celebration and innnovation of international queer filmmaking culture.
 
Established as an independent queer film festival, Queer Fruits Film Festival seeks to complement the screen culture and outreach events of major urban film organisations, whilst also providing significant career development opportunities for regional filmmakers locally.
 
Queer Fruits Film Festival pays homage to its community roots in the fabulous and famous Tropical Fruits Inc. one of the longest running grassroots GLBTIQ organisations in Australia, established in 1988. A queer film program had been successfully screened for two years in 2006/2007 Co-ordinated by Duncan Brown, in conjunction with the annual Tropical Fruits’ New Years’ eve extravanga.
 
In 2009 the time was felt ripe to further extend the event to an exciting new phase.
 
Queer Fruits Film Festival is inclusive.  Welcoming innovative, entertaining, intelligent and celebratory films of all lengths from queer filmmakers and films with queer themes; from short films, to selected features.  Films which uplift and inspire; films which explore the serious realities and issues that confront the GLBTIQ communities. Fabulous films, which exude a charisma.
 
Awards will be presented in all film categories, with two special prizes : the Local Filmmaker Incentive Award (open to Northern Rivers' region filmmakers) and the Jury Prize - awarded to be the film which best exemplifies innovation, celebration and pride in queer culture.

A heartfelt thankyou to all the talented and dedicated queerfolk who worked on the inaugural event, making it a wonderful success - and thankyou to the creative team who have enthusiastically returned to create the second festival; many are internationally award winning filmmakers and multi-media innovators celebrated for their art in the wider screen and digital communities.  In this regard, an especial thankyou to Virginia Barratt, Web Producer and Elka Kerkhofs, Animation Director. Thankyou to the entire Tropical Fruits Inc. Committee, especially Shane Duniam, Chair and Marie Reilly, Event Co-ordinator for their ongoing support.

As you come and celebrate the diversity of the queer community in cinema may you have a gorgeous and inspiring feast of Queer Fruits.

Festival Director
Akkadia Ford

QFFF
P.O. Box 2101
Byron Bay
NSW 2481
Australia
+61 2 6687 1984
email : info@queerfruitsfilmfestival.org

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