A new year, more work!

Well, as you know the information for our 2011 call is out. It has been emailed, it has been posted, it’s been blogged. It’s now your turn. This is the part where you start making films! Curious why? Well, because that’s the deal. We put together this festival, get you a space, food, beverage; most importantly an audience, and then we show your films! We aren’t here to make the films, that is your part. It’s your time to fill. Sometimes we get individuals that are upset that they didn’t see a certain kind of film at the festival or that there was too much of this, or that. Well, if there is something you want to see, you have to make it happen! We can only jury and screen what is submitted to us. Without submissions, it’s not much a festival.  Really, what we’re asking you people out there to do is to try. I promise you it will be a fun experience; those of you that already make films know this. It will be hard and challenging at times, but at the end of the day it will mostly have been fun.

Beyond that there are a couple of other things we need to make this festival successful. Sponsors. We have always had such wonderful sponsors, but with any annual event, we need you again! and again… and again… we really like to give them a break sometimes and really appreciate featuring some different organizations to show other queer supportive business. If you have a business or organization that would like to give RITR some support for their 2011 film festival in the form of advertising, volunteer power, food, beverage, equipment or even the basic monetary donation, it would not only be greatly appreciated, but it would help make this festival as successful as it has been in the last 2 years. If you would like to inquire about our sponsorship packages please drop us an e-mail. Sponsoring with our festival is a great way to advertise in the Queer community.

The other thing we need is volunteer power! Want to be a part of a hugely successful event that happens only once a year that brings Queer film from all over the world together? If yes, just drop us an e-mail. No need to be shy. We aren’t looking for resumes and calling your previous employers. If you want to help out, we will find a place for you to help out and train you to perform certain tasks if need be. It’s really painless and you get to meet a lot of new people. Again, it’s work and challenging at times, but at the end of the day, it’s fun.


Well, in summation, we need you. Have a great day, afternoon, or evening, whichever you prefer,



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