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Queer filmmaking on the fly

The actual On The Fly film festival went belly-up a few years ago - hey, you try running an independent film festival in Toronto and see how long you last! - but that hasn't stopped other enterprising individuals from appropriating its tasty premise. With film production seeming like such an overwhelming task, why not cut down the stress by cramming all the work into a few short days?

Wait. That doesn't cut down the stress.

The Queer 2 Fly Film Festival applies the same basic conceit - shot in a day, cut in a day, scored in a day - to independent queer cinema. Rather than fling the filmmakers into the abyss all on their own, however, Q2FFF will be assisting the emerging filmmakers in the process.

They'll have help from experienced actors, producers, and directors, and the finished projects will go up on March 23rd and 24th at the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.

The festival is accepting submissions through February 15th. Unlike a traditional film festival, obviously, the films haven't been made yet - so all you have to submit is a written pitch for your queer flick. There are a few rules and legislations about what you can and can't do, but otherwise it's pretty wide open - more information can be found at Q2fff.com.

(And no, there's nothing on the site saying that you have to be LGBT to apply... but since the name of the game is queer Canadian content, you probably ought to at least be Canadian with a queer-friendly idea!)


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