2019 Youth Queer Media Program Applications Available Now – Apply Today!


Do you love film? Do you have something to say about queer identity, and the issues young LGBTQ2+ people face today? Then our Youth Queer Media Program is definitely for you! 

What is the Youth Queer Media Program (YQMP)?

Our YQMP teaches young filmmakers everything they need to know to make a film. You’ll learn to write storyboards, edit, film, and produce a 15-minute movie. Filmmakers will be working with industry professionals to learn the mechanisms of moviemaking!

What are we looking for?

We’re looking for unique story ideas that reflect the culture of today’s queer youth. This is an exceptional opportunity for aspiring and talented young filmmakers! If you have something to say, we want to hear about it! 

Who can apply?

Anyone between the ages of 16-24 is welcome to apply, and you don’t need any prior filmmaking experience. Your idea can be from any genre, and any type of film. 

When is the Application Deadline?

The application deadline is November 15, 2018. So, make sure you get your ideas in soon! 

When Does YQMP Take Place?

The program runs from December 2018 – March 2019. Chosen filmmakers will attend workshops and receive filmmaking guidance. We also provide all the tools needed to make a 15-minute film! 

Where Will My Film Debut?

YQMP films will premiere at Fairy Tales, Calgary’s Queer Film Festival in May! There will also be further opportunities for more screenings throughout the year. Your film has the potential to reach a wide-range of audiences.

How Do I Apply?

Submit a creative idea here! Take some time to come up with a great story. We encourage applicants to pick a topic that is exciting, unique, and engaging. And, we need all topics to pertain to queer identities for youth today.

Good luck applicants! We can’t wait to hear your stories. And, we look forward to helping you achieve your filmmaking dreams!

Are you ready to immerse yourself in film and queer culture? Apply for our Youth Queer Media Program today! The application deadline is November 15, 2018!