New Brunswick’s Premiere 2SLGBTQIA+ film event returns for its sixth season with screenings taking place across three city venues.
The Pink Lobster 2SLGBQIA+ Film Festival kicked off last weekend with an opening gala at the Monarch Night Club. The festival continues from March 22-24 with a program featuring short and feature films from around the globe.
“We are truly excited to bring so many great 2SLGBTIA+ films from around the world to New Brunswick and feature our local talent,” said Robert Gray, festival director and co-founder. “We created this festival to bring inspiring and provoking stories from other places here and to encourage student and local filmmakers to find their own stories.”
Pink Lobster is New Brunswick’s first 2SLGBTQIA+ film festival. It is devoted to celebrating the stories of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities in Canada and the world. This year’s features include Girl Picture (Finland), Joyland (Pakistan) and In from the Side (United Kingdom). Short films by local film makers including Tracey Lavigne, Lance Kenneth Blakney and Julien Cadieux will be screened.
This year’s proud festival sponsors include the City of Fredericton, the New Brunswick Film Co-op, University of New Brunswick Department of English and the Office of the Dean of Arts, and the Queer Heritage Initiative New Brunswick.
The festival will run three nights from March 22-24 at sponsor venues the Tipsy Muse Café, Monarch Night Club and Gallery on Queen. Each night features a program of short films at 6:30 p.m. and then a feature film at 8:00 p.m. The short films were selected from a wide range of submissions by a team of programmers. Tickets are $5 for the shorts screenings and $10 for feature films, or attendees can purchase a $30 festival pass giving them access to all screenings.
A full schedule is available via the Facebook page.