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BravoFACT Pitch Competition

BravoFACT Pitch Competition


After an overwhelmingly positive response in 2016, Inside Out is excited to partner with BravoFACT for the second Inside Out BravoFACT Pitch Competition. Five teams will be selected to pitch their short narrative film projects in front of a jury of industry experts and a live audience at the 2017 Toronto LGBT Film Festival (May 25 to June 4, 2017). 

The winning team will receive a cash prize of $50,000 from BravoFACT to complete the project and will screen it at the 2018 Toronto LGBT Film Festival.

Applications for the 2017 Inside Out BravoFACT Pitch Competition are due on Friday, March 31, 2017. We are looking for teams of two who are passionate about making Canadian films for and about the LGBTQ community. Learn more about the competition and apply, here.

The winners of the 2016 Inside Out BravoFACT Pitch Competition were Kyle Reaume (Director) and Carolyn Reznik (Producer) for their short film What About Shelley. Their short film will world premiere at the 2017 Toronto LGBT Film Festival.

The finalists for the 2016 Inside Out BravoFACT Pitch Competition were:

Night Swimmer
Bretten Hannam (Director) and Jessica Murwin (Producer)
Three teenage boys go camping deep in the woods. A dark secret is revealed, turning an innocent adventure into a nightmare.

Plus One
Peter Knegt (Director) and Milda Yoo (Producer)
Two strangers form an unlikely bond when they meet at the singles table of a lesbian wedding.

Porn Again Christian
Austin Wong (Producer, Director) and Sonya Di Rienzo (Producer)
A comedy about a closeted gay teenager who goes to a Christian camp in an attempt “to change”, only to find the camp filled with straight Christian hotties.

Small Minds
Rowan Nicole Nielsen (Director) and Charlie David (Producer)
Attending her daughter’s school speech teaches a lesbian mother the true wisdom in keeping an open mind and provides her daughter with the confidence to speak up in front of the whole class.

What About Shelley
Kyle Reaume (Director) and Carolyn Reznik (Producer)
A friendship is threatened when a man comes out as gay to his girlfriend’s best friend.