Greetings from the Outreach Department of Fresno Reel Pride Gay and Lesbian Film Festival! I just wanted to take a few moments to introduce myself as Reel Pride’s new Student Outreach Representative. I am honored and very excited to get the chance to work with you, and youth across California for this years festival.
Many of you may already be familiar with the Reel Pride Film Festival, but for those of you who are not, let me take a moment to take you through the astonishing history that Reel Pride has. Fresno Reel Pride Film Festival is the sixth oldest gay and lesbian film festival in the United States. Started in a classroom at California University, Fresno in 1990, five to ten films were previewed for the community to come see. In 2011, Reel Pride celebrates it’s 22nd annual film festival located in the historic Tower Theatre, known as a celebration of gay and lesbian cinema and is a premiere cultural event in the Central Valley.
For 2011, the Reel Pride Film Festival will run from Wednesday, September 14 to Sunday, September 18. All you youth out there: a special youth screening and party will be held just for you! From now until September, I will be sending periodic email updates about this years festival to keep you up to date about the happenings here at Reel Pride. Be sure to keep your information current with me so I can continue to do so! Wouldn’t want you to miss out on the fun!
As always, if you ever have any questions about the Reel Pride Film Festival, never hesitate to ask! I am only an email, a phone call, or a “Tweet” away! Below in my signature you will find information on how to contact me, as well as access to the Reel Pride website and Facebook page where updates are periodically sent out.
I look forward to working with you very soon! See you at the festival!
Justin Kamimoto, Student Outreach Representative
Reel Pride Film Festival Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
PO Box 4646, Fresno, California 93744