Queer Screen is looking to the community to help it expand into regional areas.
The call for tax deductible donations to help fund the expansion went out this week. But general manager Lex Lindsay is quick to point out the organisation is not in financial trouble.
The Mardi Gras Film Festival, QueerDoc, the stuff in Sydney is funded, they’re safe, they’re sound. But we want to keep doing programs around the country -” and nobody gives us money for that, he told Sydney Star Observer.
Queer Screen this year produced a total of 14 events outside the Sydney metropolitan area, including festivals in Hobart and the Blue Mountains.
We just can’t do it anymore if the community doesn’t chip in, Lindsay said. Doing those things gives us a stronger audience base which gives us better sponsorship possibilities.
When we do these events around the country it’s with the idea that it will build into something that can help our business, but at this point it is really community outreach and we need help to do that.
info: To make a tax deductible donation visit queerscreen.com.au/donate.