Canada Media Fund becomes presenting partner of image+nation, Film Festival LGBTQueer Montréal
Montréal, May 20, 2021 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) is proud to announce it has entered into an agreement with image+nation, Film Festival LGBTQueer Montréal to become presenting and all-year partner for the 2021 edition of what is one of Canada’s largest queer film festivals. The two organizations vouch to continue this one-of-a-kind collaboration to foster queer talent and stories in Canada.
The CMF has since its inception been a proud supporter of LGBTQ2S+ creators of content and stories featuring talent and characters from this community. Among these we find ground-breaking shows that have amassed a cult following such as 5e rang, Féminin/Féminin, Fragile, Orphan Black, Schitt’s Creek, Une autre histoire, Unité 9 or Wynonna Earp, to name a few.
“As part of our commitment to a more equitable and inclusive industry, the Canada Media Fund has developed new partnerships with film festivals and organizations that give a voice to underrepresented communities in our industry,” said Mathieu Chantelois, Vice-President Communications and Promotion, CMF. “We’re extremely proud to support the image+nation film festival, as we discover, celebrate and fall in love with so many beautiful stories of and by members of the LGBTQ2S+ community.”
“We are pleased to welcome Canada Media Fund as the first Presenting Partner of the image+nation LGBTQueer Film festival,” said Charlie Boudreau, Executive Director image+nation. “This timely partnership with the Canada Media Fund arrives as we embark on expansive and diversifying initiatives. This new partnership helps us to actualize our mandate of bringing diverse queer stories, storytelling and storytellers to Canadian screens; amplifying queer voices through media representation. image+nation stands upon its foundation of 34 years of experience and reflection of queer storytelling and through our collaboration with CMF this foundation grows stronger while it enriches the Canadian media landscape.”
About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca.
About image+nation, Film Festival LGBTQueer Montréal
A pioneer of LGBTQ2S+ cinema for over 30 years, image+nation is dedicated to sharing the stories and experiences of LGBTQ2S+ people. image+nation is an inclusive annual 11-day festival, the oldest of its kind in Canada, featuring award-winning locally and internationally produced films that strives to preserve the authenticity and diversity of LGBTQ2S+ voices. image+nation’s mission is to represent, protect and prepare the present and future generations of queer storytellers and media makers while building empathy through sharing stories with audiences here in Canada, and throughout the world with our new online initiatives.
Currently, image+nation is also developing a series of educational and mentoring programs dedicated to nurturing emerging content, such as I+N Explore inaugurated in 2016. Now into its fourth decade of showcasing LGBTQ2S+ culture, image+nation explores New Queer Storytelling and the uniqueness and universality of these stories; striving to promote diversity, inclusivity and the many intersectional aspects of queer voices and communities.
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