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Film Festivals  
 
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The glbtq film festival circuit evolved as part of a queer film eco-system that continues to grow and evolve today. The film and video makers create the movies, the festival organizers show the movies, the distributors circulate the movies, the publicists draw attention to them so that the gay movie lover will plunk down a few dollars to see the movies, so that the whole process can happen again.

Of course, it is not literally that simple. But the truth is that pretty much every person who makes up that chain is relatively underpaid because of the economy of the whole thing (an $8.50 ticket price does not go very far divided among that many people).

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As a group, we are a diverse and complex people yearning for the experience of community--being together, sharing our different realities, exchanging ideas, cruising each other. Our glbtq film festivals, wherein our lives and aspirations are on display and command the center of attention, are one of the relatively few places where we get to experience community.

Jenni Olson

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PlanetOut's PopcornQ International Directory of Lesbian & Gay Film and Video Festivals (www.planetout.com/popcornq/fests/).

 

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    Author: Olson, Jenni  
    Entry Title: Film Festivals  
    General Editor: Claude J. Summers  
    Publication Name: glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
Transgender, and Queer Culture
 
    Publication Date: 2002  
    Date Last Updated November 19, 2004  
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