Organizers Say Muskoka Queer Film Festival A Success
About 300 people partook the first Muskoka Queer Film Festival, held virtually on the weekend. The Festival lasted for three days, splitting 12 films selected by the Jury out of the three dozen submissions into sessions combined with online conversations.
The dates of the Festival were aligned with the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia which the world celebrates on May 17.
Mervin Taylor-Morin, President of Muskoka Pride says it was a big challenge to hold the Festival in the middle of the lockdown, but believes they did a great job and achieved their goals. “We raised great attention to Muskoka all over Canada and in other countries and we`ve got a great response from the public which shows us that the event is needed in the region,” he said.
The festival is a collaboration of Muskoka Pride, Sanctuary Studios and the Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce, and is sponsored by the Canadian Experiences Fund delivered through FedNor.