Inside Out is proud to announce the Inside Out RE:Focus Fund, a new resource dedicated to providing direct financial support to LGBTQ women and non-binary filmmakers.
The fund was made possible by a generous $25,000 lead gift from Martha McCain, and the first phase of support supported filmmakers participating in the 2018 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival in the form of travel bursaries.
In line with Inside Out’s strategic goal of developing industry supports for LGBTQ filmmakers, the fund will be allocated to the following areas:
- Bursaries for LGBTQ women and non-binary filmmakers to attend Inside Out’s Toronto festival and participate in networking and programming opportunities;
- Funding for professional development programs specifically designed to support LGBTQ women and non-binary filmmakers, to take place at the Toronto festival and year-round;
- Grants for LGBTQ women and non-binary filmmakers to start, finish, or close the gap on their film projects.