OUTFEST, one of the world’s largest gay and lesbian film festivals is inaugurating Fusion, the very first lesbian/gay/ bisexual/transgendered People of Color Film
Festival…whew…that’s a mouthful…
To be held in Los Angeles January 30-February 1, Fusion is blends many ethnicities within a queer context, whereby every program in the festival includes African American, Latino and Asian work. Apparently this has never been done before.
Fusion will feature 36 short films and videos, including work by Cheryl Dunye (director of HBO’s “STRANGER INSIDE”), Rodney Evans (whose “BROTHER TO BROTHER” will premiere in competition at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival), Ernesto
Foronda (co-screenwriter “BETTER LUCK TOMORROW”), Pratibha Parmar, Lourdes Portillo and the late Marlon Riggs. This three-day festival is composed of four programs of multi-ethnic documentary, narrative and experimental short films and videos, as well as receptions, a panel discussion and a community networking fair.
For more info, visit the Outfest website.
Posted on January 22, 2004 in Festivals by Film Threat Staff
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