Queer History Student Filmmaker's Competition & Channel Launch

THE LAVENDER EFFECT© Launches Queer History Student Filmmakers Competition with Educational Network Global SchoolNet and Video Streaming Network REVRY™

● California’s FAIR Education Act inspired Student Filmmakers Competition
● Shining a light on the incredible stories of LGBTQ luminaries and landmarks
● Launch event at W Hollywood Hotel on October 26, 2016, 6-8pm

Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/queer-history-student-filmmakers-competition-launch-tickets-28009898360?aff=efbnreg

A new video competition for college, middle and high school students is launching in Southern California to expand understanding and awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) contributions to society. LGBTQ Heritage and Culture nonprofit THE LAVENDER EFFECT© has partnered with the award-winning educational network Global SchoolNett and REVRY™, the world’s first streaming network dedicated to all forms of digital entertainment created by and for LGBTQ and allied audiences.

The Queer History Student Filmmakers Competition will launch at an exclusive fundraising event on Wednesday October 26, 2016 at the W Hollywood Hotel, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. We are proud to announce that the Rev. Troy Perry, legendary Queer Pioneer and cofounder of LA PRIDE / Christopher Street West, as well as founder of the worldwide Metropolitan Community Churches, will be present to give a special presentation before the competition formally opens. College students entering the Queer History Student Filmmakers Competition will produce 3min5min videos celebrating historic LGBTQ and allied figures and landmarks. The Competition aims to engage students to present their unique perspectives on LGBTQ history, like student filmmaker Alex Valencia’s awardwinning video about famed computer scientist Alan Turing. (http://www.thelavendereffect.org/projects/queervideoproject/)

THE LAVENDER EFFECT© will have a dedicated channel on the REVRY™ streaming platform, providing an important and accessible new means for both expanding visibility amongst young filmmakers and sharing significant stories of LGBTQ history and culture with the world.

Global SchoolNet will facilitate the competition for middle and high school students and provide a valuable catalyst to facilitate conversations around historic contributions of LGBTQ people. As a part of the 21st annual International CyberFair, students will share these stories by also producing and globally exhibiting short videos.
  • W Hotel Roof Top Pool And Club
    6250 Hollywood Boulevard · Hollywood, CA 90028, Los Angeles
  • Wednesday Oct 26, 2016
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