PSAC sponsors annual GLBT film festival in Calgary

The 2014 Fairy Tales Film Festival celebrated it’s 16th season, May 23-25 and May 28-31, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, and PSAC was proud to contribute to its success for the third year in a row.

Together, the PSAC Calgary Human Rights Committee, the PSAC Prairie Region, the CLC and the AFL contributed $2,000 to the annual film festival.

Timothy Hunt, GLBT Representative on the Prairie Region Council, coordinated the sponsorship and feels PSAC’s involvement in events like this are important to the community at large.

“Our involvement give PSAC and other unions exposure to members that we may not normally reach through normal union channels,” he explains. “We are also pleased that our continued support has allowed Fairytales to engage GLBT issues in schools and a variety of churches, and also to reach out to the elderly who are dealing with issues they may not understand.”

In a handwritten thank you note to PSAC, festival organizers wrote, “Thank you for your incredible support this year! We had a wonderful film festival in May 2014 and so appreciate your contributions to our success! We are already planning our 2015 events and have enclosed a photo of our happy team!”

Hunt says the PSAC Winnipeg Human Rights Committee plans to support their own local GLBT film festival, Reel Pride, next year in a similar joint-labour sponsorship initiative. 

The Fairytales Presentation Society is best known for our annual Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival, celebrating films made by and/or about the LGBTTQ and Queer communities. Fairy Tales also delivers the year-round OUTReels Diversity Education Program.