It is absolutely ridiculous how amazing all of our filmmakers are. You have all submitted such a beautiful variety of films and we are grateful everyday when we see more submissions and e-mails from each of you. It is awesome.
Who knew that so many of you would jump all over the extended deadline like this!? In any case, we love it; keep em comin! This is your festival so if there’s something you want to see, pick up your camera and get to it! We know there are tons of Do it Yourself-ers out there!
Also, we have a pretty well brand spankin’ new board (and executive) which is both sad and exciting. To those who had to move on, we are thankful for all of the work you have done, and for those of you just joining us, good luck keeping up! Ha! But really, we are glad to have you. If any of you out there in cyberland are wondering how you too can get involved in this festival and what we do, drop us an e-mail! We have regular meetings and love your feedback, so don’t be shy!
We also have some pretty awesome sponsors. I’m going to try and highlight them a bit for you every week; starting with LPIRG (Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group). They have been with us from the beginning -helping us along the way- and have treated us incredibly well. They have gone above and beyond what we would expect from a sponsor and made themselves an asset to this festival. We are glad to know them and call them friends of Rhino in the Room. Beyond that they are an integral part of the Lethbridge community and are one of the most visible social action organizations in this city. All in all, they are great. Please go visit their website (maybe write them an e-mail saying hello?) or check them out on our sponsors page.
ps. This sponsor page is being built! If you would like to be on the sponsorship page check out our downloadable sponsorship package to find out how you can do so!
We had a couple of requests, so due to our love for you all we have extended our deadline to August 2, 2010. That means you actually have another month to send us in films or to get yours finished up! Thank you to all of those who have already submitted, and if you haven’t yet, why not?
Join Rhino for a little taste of what’s to come at our September 2010 festival. We have to films we are screening TOMORROW! Check them out below!
Here’s a link to our facebook event:
Thursday, June 17, 2010
7:00pm – 9:00pm
University of Lethbridge: Room PE 264
“Falling for Caroline”
A romantic comedy about a young woman who becomes an accident waiting to happen whenever she’s around the girl of her dreams. Our heroine Darcy sets out on a quest to win her true love’s heart, but must first overcome a wardrobe malfunction and other bad habits.
“Our guarantee: no lesbians die, go straight or morph into murderous psychobitches in this film.”
“City of Borders”
CITY OF BORDERS follows the daily lives of five Israelis and Palestinians at Jerusalem’s only gay bar as they navigate the minefield of politics, religion and discrimination to live and love openly. Set against the construction of the separation wall between Israel and the Palestinian territories and the struggle for a gay pride parade in Jerusalem, these inter-woven stories reveal the contradictions and complexity of the struggle for acceptance.
The deadline for film submissions is July 1st which means you have just under a month to get your films in for possible screening at the 2010 RITR International Queer Film Festival. We encourage all independent, D.I.Y, no/low-budget filmmakers, students, professionals, and those who just love queer film to submit a film (or several). Rhino is designed to be a forum for expression of queer life in film. We want to provided the community with a chance to see films that they may not otherwise have the ability to view. It is for this reason that we seek out films that may not otherwise make it into the film festival circuit. We encourage you to review our “Call for Submissions” and get your films in the mail!
It is almost May 1st, which means that the deadline for submissions is only 2 months away. Time to get those film submissions in the mail. We are looking forward to seeing all of your fabulous queer film!
OUTspoken hosted by GALIA at the University was a great time. Rhino was fortunate enough to make most of the events and host a screening! You may have seen some Rhinos at the opening of the events at the University “manning” their booth as well. Hopefully you picked up a call from them and said Hello, they really are quite lovely people.
RITR OUTspoken Table
If you didn’t come talk to RITR at their booth you must have come to the screening then! Rhino screened “12.03.10” directed by 10 friends, and “Boycrazy” directed by John Sobrack. There were some tears and a whole lot of of laughs. Both of the films had great response and feedback from the audience, which did I mention that room was packed? RITR is very grateful that so many of you came out to support us and share with us such fabulous queer film. Besides watching those films you got an inspiring address from RITR’s festival director thanking all of our sponsors and supporters and urging you to take advantage of the opportunity to submit your film; you maybe even bought some buttons and picked up a call. If you didn’t though you can just go to our downloads page and get it from there! That’s right, the call at your fingertips to print off and give to all of your friends and family. If you are looking for the inspiring message though you missed out. Though I’m sure if you drop an e-mail off at firstname.lastname@example.org asking for one, someone would be more than happy to write you something inspiring about queer film.
We also recently made an appearance in Xtra West. Which if you don’t regularily check out their website, you should. http://www.xtra.ca/blog/national/post/2010/03/10/Queer-film-fests-are-so-plentiful-even-Lethbridge-has-one!.aspx
Thanks for your continued support everyone. Hope your film making is going well!
Rhino in the Room has been invited to present at OUTspoken on Wednesday March 11 at 7pm. OUTspoken is a three day workshop that is taking place at the University of Lethbridge. OUTspoken’s focus is to educate attendees on relevant LGBTTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited, queer, intersex) topics. RITR will screening two films, “12-03-10” and “Boycrazy”, and giving a presentation on the film festival. We better see you there!
For more information on OUTspoken visit: