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Inside Out Festival: May 15-25

May 6th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

May 15-25 marks the 18th annual Inside Out Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival.

This year, Shameless Magazine is a proud sponsor of The Queer Youth Digital Video Project, a series of workshops by Inside Out and Charles Street Video that teaches young people everything from development to editing to final post-production all in a queer-positive environment. Initiated in 1998, the Queer Youth Digital Video Project chooses a small group of youth to make a short video for the Inside Out Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival. The final videos are premiered at the Inside Out Festival in May.

Nine talented, enthusiastic young people with something to say have spent the winter learning the A to Zs of no-budget filmmaking. Each participant brings style, humour, creativity and a unique perspective to the screen in this stellar series of short videos. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Project, several of Toronto’s best and brightest film and video makers showed their support by acting as mentors for these up-and-coming artists throughout the process. Proudly co-presented for a decade by Inside Out and Charles Street Video, this program is at the heart of the queer Canadian film community!

In the days leading up to the Inside Out festival, Shameless will be posting trailers of some of the films on offer at the festival that may be of interest to our readers. First up is Waterlillies (France, 2007), Celine Sciamma’s impressive feature debut: a raw, darkly funny story of three teenage girls taking their first awkward steps into an adult world. Catch it Monday, May 19 at 7:30pm at the ROM.

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