FARGO, N.D. (September 5, 2021) – Educators throughout North Dakota can receive a free All-Access Pass to the upcoming Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival for use in the classroom or other educational settings. The All-Access pass provides online access to over 30 films from 9 countries. Each film brings awareness to the lived experience of the LGBTQ+ communities. University Professors, Junior and Senior High School teachers, and home-school parents are welcomed and encouraged to apply for a pass.
“There are many important films in the festival,” said Sean Coffman, Executive Director of The Human Family and Festival Director for the event. “From lessons about the history of Queer Cinema to documentaries about contemporary individuals making positive change in our communities, to narrative shorts and experimental films that capture compelling stories of the human condition, the films this year speak directly to issues that directly impact North Dakotans.”
To receive an All-Access Pass to the festival, educators need to complete an online form accessible at https://tinyurl.com/FMLGBTFFEducator. The form may also be accessed at the festival’s website at www.FMLGBTFF.org.
The mission of the Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival is to educate, engage, and facilitate discussion around local and worldwide environmental rights, animal rights, or climate change topics through the work of filmmakers and artists. This is the first year of the festival.
Over 30 films from 9 countries have been selected to screen as part of the festival. FMLGBTFF13 will take place September 15-18, 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the festival will stream online using the Eventive platform. All films and conversations will be available on-demand, allowing attendees to experience these films from the comfort and safety of their homes or classrooms using their tablets, computers, or AppleTV or Roku devices.
In addition to these Official Selections of contemporary cinema, the festival will be hosting online screenings of essential historical queer cinema and special retrospective screenings highlighting the past work of filmmakers selected for this year’s festival. Tickets and passes go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, March 31.
Since 2009, the FMLGBTFF has screened films from national and international sources, all focusing on the lived experience of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer communities. When asked to develop a festival statement at its most concise, we landed on this: “There is a place where you are seen. Let us show it to you.” Learn more about the festival at www.FMLGBTFF.org.
The Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival is organized by The Human Family, a North Dakota-based 501(c)(3) committed to bringing attention to human rights and social justice through the work of filmmakers and artists. Learn more at www.Human-Family.org.