By Sarah Klein
The Winnipeg Gay and Lesbian Film Society has received federal funding to support its 2013 REEL PRIDE Film Festival.
MP Joyce Bateman (Winnipeg South Centre) announced $2,400 for the festival over the weekend, which is marking its 20th year.
The five-day festival wrapped up Sunday at the Gas Station Arts Centre, and attracts approximately 1,400 festival-goers annually. Activities include a visual art exhibit, film screenings, panel discussions with film makers, and a choral performance.
“Arts and culture play an important role in our society,” said MP Shelly Glover in a statement. Bateman made the formal announcement on behalf of Glover.
“Organizations like the Winnipeg Gay and Lesbian Film Society are an integral part of Winnipeg’s artistic community and are invaluable to the cultural landscape of our province and our country.”
The Winnipeg Gay and Lesbian Film Society is a local non-profit organization that produces and promotes the REEL PRIDE Film Festival.