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Out Film CT Receives Cultural Grant

By Charlotte Robinson, April 18, 2022


Out Film CT has been awarded an $8,300 CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant by Connecticut Humanities (CTH). The statewide nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is part of a mission to help Connecticut humanities & arts nonprofits recover & thrive after the COVID-19 pandemic. Out Film CT will use the funding from Connecticut Humanities to help bring the historic 35th year of the Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival to life. Since 1988 the film festival has provided a safe space for the LGBTQ community to come together to see their lives on the big screen. This year’s 10-day festival will be a hybrid event running June 3rd to 12th. In person screenings will take place primarily at Cinestudio on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford. Virtual screenings will be available online at OutFilmCT.org throughout the duration of the festival. Jaime Ortega Festival Co-Director stated, “During a year when some of our traditional funding sources were disrupted due to COVID & other factors, Connecticut Humanities stepped in to fill the gap, allowing us to celebrate the art of film & share the diverse stories of the LGBTQ+ community.” Out Film CT’s mission is to entertain, educate & promote community through the exhibition of LGBTQ film. A volunteer nonprofit cultural organization Out Film CT is dedicated to presenting outstanding LGBTQ cinema & other theatrical events throughout the year culminating in the 10-day Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival. Out Film CT also presents their monthly Queer Thursdays film series in partnership with Cinestudio usually shown on the second Thursday of each month. For More Info…

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