Director of Programming, Inside Out LGBT Film Festival
Andrew Murphy is the new Director of Programming at Toronto's Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. Previously, he spend 12 years as Programming Manager for the Atlantic Film Festival and ViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth in Halifax, focusing on galas, special presentations and niche programming. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Saint Mary’s and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Kings College.
Let's not let our fight for equal rights be clouded by the fact that LGBT people can get married across our great nation (and a number of U.S. states). In many countries, homosexuality is still illegal and punishable by imprisonment or death. People who are still fighting for basic rights and freedoms need our help.
The Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival has just begun and this year marks a significant shift in queer filmmaking: a movement away from the simple "coming out" story, and away from films that play up gay stereotypes because it really is no longer "fine" if we do it ourselves. Films with LGBT content are becoming just that: films with LGBT content, versus "gay movies."
05/18/2012 08:27 EDT
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