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BravoFACT Pitch Competition

11:00 AM

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON,

Pitch, please! Join us for the 2nd annual Inside Out BravoFACT Pitch Competition and help us continue to champion Canadian LGBTQ filmmakers. Moderated by CTV film critic Richard Crouse, five filmmaking duos will pitch their projects in front of a jury of industry experts.The winning team will receive the following:

  • a cash prize of $50,000 from BravoFACT, to fund the creation of the project
  • two 2018 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival passes
  • a screening of the completed project at the 2018 Toronto LGBT Film Festival

The winning team will be announced at the Awards Brunch immediately following the competition.

The finalists for the 2017 Inside Out BravoFACT Pitch Competition are:

Against the Tide
Logan Cerson (Director) and Morgana Mackenzie (Producer)
A transgender woman returns to her hometown and to her father before their tiny Newfoundland fishing village is bought out by the Canadian government.

Last Postcard
Michael Hanley (Director) and Heidi Tan (Producer)
In a digital age where social interaction is in abundance, but true human connection is scarce, childhood friends Austin and Connor search for love.

Queen of Hearts
Lindsey Addawoo (Co-Director) and Alicia De Four (Producer)
When tragedy strikes, a powerful Queen struggles to navigate supernatural abilities tied to her emotions.

The Tragedy That Was Valerie Mallory Finkerstein
Martina Monro (Co-Producer/Co-Director) and Dacen James (Producer/Co-Director)
On the day of her best friend's birthday, Valerie must confess her love for Ava or lose her forever. 

The Transplant
Maxyme Tramblay (Director) and Raghda Elr (Producer)
When Gail, a witty lesbian, and Connie, a bitter homophobe, find themselves cohabiting the same hospital room, their wait for organ transplants could not be more uncomfortable. 

Join us on Sunday, June 4 at 11:00AM at the TIFF Bell Lightbox during the 2017 Toronto LGBT Film Festival as the finalists pitch their short narrative film projects in front of a jury of industry experts, moderated by CTV film critic Richard Crouse. Tickets for the event are FREE but can be reserved at the TIFF Box Office.

All tickets are free and must be obtained in-person at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.