Fairy Tales International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

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Fairy Tales International Queer Film Festival
Location Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Founded 1999
Language International
Website http://www.fairytalesfilmfest.com

The Fairy Tales International Queer Film Festival (originally Fairy Tales International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival) is an annual event held at the end of May in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

It is the only LGBTQ film festival in Alberta.[1]

Started in 1999,[2] the Fairy Tales International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival has three main objectives:[3] to bring a rich selection of seldom-seen films to the Calgary and Southern Alberta region audience; to support the work of local, national and international filmmakers; to create an atmosphere of respect and tolerance, within and outside, of the gay and lesbian community through culture.

The festival was founded by volunteers at the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, however Fairy Tales evolved into its own organization through the creation in 2003 of the Fairytales Presentation Society.[2][4] The Fairytales Presentation Society is a registered Canadian charity.

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  1. ^ "Film and Media Arts: Fairy Tales Gay and Lesbian Film Festival". Alberta Online Encyclopedia. Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  2. ^ a b Clevett, Jason (May 2005). "Fairy Tales - 7 years of Gay Cinema". GayCalgary and Edmonton Magazine. GayCalgary. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ Fairy Tales Presentation Society - Home
  4. ^ FFWD Weekly - June 3, 2004

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