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14th Annual EROS Film Festival ready to kick

 14th Annual EROS Film Festival - From Iran to Ganymede: Strange Encounters, Best Friends and Family Ties   Out Film CT, the organizer of Connecticut’s two annual LGBT film festivals, is pleased to announce the line-up for the 14th EROS Film Festival, which takes place Nov. 7 – 11 at Cinestudio, on the campus of Trinity College. The event is sponsored by EROS (Encouraging Respect Of all Sexualities), Trinity’s gay/straight student alliance, and showcases a broa...

Comic On A Half Shell indie documentary feature article in the Hartford Courant

Thanks to Hillary Federico for the wonderful feature article in the June 29th, 2012 Hartford Courant on "Comic On A Half Shell." ...

Comic On A Half Shell starts hitting Connecticut television

Comic On A Half Shell chronicles Conversation Crossroad host Garrison Leykam’s experiences learning to become a stand up comedian and debuting at New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club. Comic On A Half Shell will be airing in Connecticut on: Nutmeg TV for residents in Avon, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Farmington, New Britain and Plainville on July 11th at 7pm. You can watch on Comcast Channels 5, 95 & 96 and AT&T Channel 99 as well as on the Internet “Live...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival full lineup announced

  A vivid rainbow of genres, topics, voices and viewpoints will be shared in the 25th season of the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, taking place June 1-9 during LGBT Pride Month.  Cinestudio at Trinity College is the site for this milestone season, except for dual closing night screenings at the Connecticut Science Center and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in downtown Hartford.   "We wanted our 25th season to be a blockbuster, and the selection committee ...

Out Film CT receives the New Haven Pride Center's Dorothy Award

Out Film CT, the nonprofit cultural organization that presents the annual Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, will be honored with the New Haven Pride Center's Dorothy Award in March. The Dorothy Awards are presented each year to organizations and individuals for outstanding contributions to the LGBT community. Out Film CT's award recognizes the organization for creating the state's largest LGBT cultural event, for using the art of film to educate, entertain  and enlighten audien...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Awards

Winners of 24th Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Awards AnnouncedOut Film CT wrapped up the 24th Annual Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on Saturday, June 4th, with The Green earning the Audience Award for favorite feature film. Over 2,000 attendees from all over Connecticut and beyond enjoyed a wide selection of exceptional feature films, shorts and documentaries during the 10-day festival at Cinestudio, located on the beautiful campus of Trinity College in Hartford. Out Film CT is pleased ...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival to celebrate its 24th year this May

  Out Film CT is pleased to announce that the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is celebrating its 24th year this May.  Throughout the year Out Film CT brings informational and entertaining lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) films to the region.  As part of the organization's mission to present timely films on topics relevant to the LGBT community, Out Film CT has shown documentaries, shorts, and full-length feature films on gay marriage, overturning California's Prop...

New England Underground Film Festival will launch this fall

  1st Annual New England Underground Film Festival To Be Held October 8 @ Master of None LLC in New Haven NEW HAVEN, CT, JANUARY 10, 2011 - The New England Underground Film Festival, a new celebration of the best of contemporary underground cinema, will have its inaugural presentation on October 8 at Master of None LLC, a visual arts and performing arts space in New Haven, Connecticut. The New England Underground Film Festival is now accepting submissions for consideration. The fe...

Connecticut Push For Film And TV Production

  Connecticut Studios, South Windsor, CT  At last week's Connecticut Film Festival (, the movers and shakers of the Connecticut film scene assembled at a seminar panel to discuss how film and television production is a vital component in the state's initiatives to create jobs, attract professionals and help the state climb out of the biggest deficit in its history. Economic advisors for several cities in the state as well as the head of the Connecticut Office of Film, Televi...

Connecticut Is Celebrity Country

   Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman With the Connecticut Film Festival ( launching on Tuesday, it is interesting to note the many film, television and artist celebrities who have once called or currently call Connecticut their home (those departed are also included, just to round out the list). With this kind of talent in droves, is it any wonder that Connecticut is celebrity country? Carol Alt, Greenwich Lauren Ambrose, New Haven Kevi...

Building A Media Industry in Connecticut

    Yes, the Connecticut Film Festival, which begins this Tuesday and runs through Sunday, May 9, is about presentation of films and new media projects for locals and visitors alike, but its goals are far loftier and more ambitious. The Festival hopes to serve as a catalyst for building a sustainable and creative working environment for film, video and visual artists who call Connecticut home. That explains the Festival's ambitious plan to gather the men and women on t...

2010 Connecticut Film Festival: Mapping North By Northeast

  The 2010 Connecticut Film Festival, which launches on Tuesday in the historic city of Danbury, Connecticut about 50 miles north of New York City, could very well be given the moniker "North By Northeast". This is not a geographic description nor a play on words of a classic Hitchcock thriller. It is, in fact, a nod to the multi-media event known as South By Southwest (SXSW), which takes place in edgy Austin, Texas each February. The Connecticut Fi...

Connecticut Poised As Media Mover

  State Capitol Building, Hartford This newly established website will bring national and international readers information on all things visual in the state of Connecticut. But first a few basic facts......Connecticut is a state in the New England region of of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, and New York to the west and south. Southwestern Connecticut is part of the New York metropolitan area, with ...

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Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is celebrating its 23rd year this May

Out Film CT is pleased to announce that the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is celebrating its 23rd year this May, bringing to the region a wide range of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) documentaries, shorts, and full-length feature films.  The festival runs from Thursday, May 27th through Saturday, June 5th, 2010.   "The screening committee has been working diligently since August to pull together a great line-up of films for this year's festival...

Avon Theatre (Stamford CT) to Host Pet Tail Awards

Avon Theatre, Stamford, CT Outreach to Pets In Need, April 22, 2010 Fundraiser to Benefit Stamford Animal Care & Control   Enter for a chance to win and be featured on the Avon Theatre Film Center’s magnificent screen – it’s free!   Call For Entries: OPIN Pet Tail Awards Video Contest Does your pet have what it takes to be a star? OPIN’s 1st Annual Pet Tail Awards is looking for your short videos starring your cat, dog, bird, rabbit, or whoever y...

11th Annual EROS Film Festival coming sooon!

11th Annual EROS Film Festival : Wednesday, Nov. 4 – Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009at Cinestudio at Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CTTicket Prices: $8 general admission; $7 students & seniors; FREE for Trinity Student & Staff with proper IDOut Film CT, organizer of the CT Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and EROS (Encouraging Respect Of all Sexualities), the Trinity College student organization, present the 11th EROS Film Festival from Nov. 4th through the 8th including 4 evening and 2 matinee p...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival higlights

  Out Film CT is pleased to announce that the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - a fixture in the state's cultural landscape - is celebrating its 22nd year this May, bringing to the region a wide range of documentaries, shorts, and full-length feature films. "We've had twenty-two years to build a strong foundation in the community, which allows us to present a major cultural event that continues to grow each year," said Shane Engstrom, Director of this year's festival. ...

Sarah Waters Affinity comes to silver screen

Fans of Tipping the Velvet (2002) and Fingersmith (2005) won't want to miss the remarkable new book-to-screen adaptation of acclaimed writer Sarah Waters' latest novel Affinity, set in turn of the century London. The film is scheduled to appear on the silver screen at the beautiful Cinestudio Theater on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford on Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit non-profit organizations Out Film CT and Cinestudio.The screening of the film Affinity is par...

Winners of Connecticut G&L Film Fst

The award winners of the 21st Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival:Best Feature - Audience Award1st Place - XXY (Dir: Lucía Puenzo)2nd Place – Were the World Mine (Dir: Tom Gustafson)3rd Place – The World Unseen (Dir: Shamim Sarif)Best Documentary - Audience Award1st Place – She’s a Boy I Knew (Dir: Gwen Haworth)2nd Place – Marriage Makes a Word of Difference (Dir: Fran Rzeznik)3rd Place – Call Me Troy (Dir: Scott Bloom)Best Short - Jury Award1st Place – Mano-A-Mano (Dir: Todd ...

Out Film CT Names New Director

Out Film CT, producer of the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, has elected Shane Engstrom as its new Director. Engstrom succeeds Dan Millett who is stepping down after 11 years as the leader of the state’s oldest Film Festival. He brings over 6 years’ experience as Secretary of the organization. In addition, he has organized the wonderful parties that are a hallmark of the Festival, developed our website and done a lot of outreach to other organizations. Millett will stay on in an ...

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