Youth queer media program

Our Youth Queer Media Program (YQMP) is an exciting opportunity for youth who have an exceptional story to tell. You'll work alongside industry professionals to create a short film that represents your unique perspective on queer identity for youth today.

The program is open to any youth between 16-24 years of age, and no previous film experience is required. Short films can be of any genre or type and final films can be up to 15 minutes long.

The program runs each year from December – March and provides the time and tools to create a short film, including workshops with industry professionals in storyboarding, editing, filming, and production. The program culminates in the world premiere of your film at Fairy Tales Calgary's Queer Film Festival in May, where opportunities for additional screenings may arise.

Get creative. Propose an idea that excites you! What kinds of unique perspectives do you want to bring to audiences? What side of the story do you want to tell? Use this opportunity to explore the concepts of queer identity that interest you.

Applications for the 2018 Youth Queer Media Program have closed. To be notified when applications are open for our 2019 program, subscribe to our newsletter.

“Figuring out what your story is and sharing that experience with other people is huge. It’s so powerful."

- Amar Mangat, 2016 Youth Queer Media Program Participant


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