It’s hard to believe that more than an entire year has passed since we had our premiere in Montreal at Image and Nation and won the jury prize for best documentary.  We thought we would notice a slow down in screening requests for 2011 however it seems like interest in the film continues to grow, and exceed our expectations at every turn.  It’s been an amazing year for the whole Beyond Gay team, so thanks to everyone for your support.

So what’s up for 2011?  Well check this out:

Our first screening of 2011 will be at Bloomington Indiana’s LGBTQ Pride Film Festival on Jan 30th.  We can’t make it down for that one, so if you are reading this and you plan on going, please let us know how it goes on the facebook. We are also super pleased about our second event, a screening at the 20th World Community Film Festival in Courtenay BC. Come see us for a matinee on Feb 5th. It looks like it’s going to be really cool and we are so happy to be included in this small town festival that has such a big heart.

We are also really honored to be the opening event at what looks like is going to be an amazing weekend in Fort Lauderdale Florida over President’s Day weekend at the end of February.  It is the first annual Fortitude Weekend which will raise money for AMFAR and the local LGBT community centre, Pride Center at Equality Park.  It looks like it’s going to be a really a fun weekend of events for both men and women. Our screening is Feb 17th.

Then the first weekend in March is definitely going to be way Beyond Gay.  Prince George BC launches it’s Pride season with a screening on March 4th. That same weekend we will play at two other film festivals that both look very interesting.  Salt Spring Island’s Documentary Film Festival has invited us for the weekend. 

It’s amazing to have these smaller cities and communities welcoming us to their events.  Big cities and festivals are great and all, but sometimes it’s the smaller places where the impact is felt the most.  So hooray to all the people in those places working to bring equality and understanding to their communities, glad we can be there to help out.  And, still on that first weekend of March, we are back in Ontario for the Kingston Canadian Film Festival.  This is a festival of Canadian films, and to be included with the year’s best is another huge bonus.

There are even more festivals on the books for later in year – but that’s enough for now. See you at the movies!