10.Oct.2007: XX ... coming soon

XX : image+nation, Montréal's LGBT Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary !

It's Fall. Back to school, back to life. But just around the corner is some well deserved pleasure: image+nation 20! For two decades, the Festival has proudly presented a crop of the best LGBT-themed and inspired films from around the globe for 11 days of exciting and moving queer images. image+nation, held this year from November 15 - 25 will not disappoint, offering visual treats for all cinematic appetites.

This year’s festival pays homage to two decades of queer filmmakers and filmmaking. After 20 years, what has emerged is an incredible maturation within queer cinema. Now far away from the closet door, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual image-making are moving beyond affirmation to explore the multiple aspects and influences in our lives. image+nation 20 reflects and celebrates this, while taking stock and reveling in classics of the past.

This year our programming includes a roster of compelling and engaging international titles, from such countries as France, Israel, Belgium, Brazil, Hungary, Thailand, Argentina, Australia, Germany, Norway, Korea and Mexico. Some of the exciting highlights include the Québec premieres of :

• international panorama
THE BUBBLE by festival favourite, Eytan Fox (YOSSI & JAGGER)
COMME DES VOLEURS (À L'EST) by Lionel Baier (GARÇON STUPIDE) a graceful story that shifts between sex, family love and adventure with brilliant comic flair.
united kingdom
NINA'S HEAVENLY DELIGHTS, the first narrative feature by Pratibha Parmar, director of JODIE: AN ICON
Another compelling feature from Jaques Nolot (LA CHATTE À DEUX TÊTES) titled AVANT QUE J'OUBLIE
united states
VIVERE by Angelina Marccarone, director of image+nation 18's award winner, UNVEILED
SPIDER LILLIES by Zero Chou, Winner of the Teddy Award at the Berlin Film festival this year
south korea
NO REGRET (Leesong He-il), the first South Korean feature by an out queer director.
usa_ united kingdom_ france_ germany_ australia
A JIHAD FOR LOVE produced by Sandi Dubowski, director of TREMBLING BEFORE G*D

• queer vanguard series
in honour of our 20th anniversary, we will be including a retrospective documentary series on vanguard artists that have helped to shape contemporary queer culture. Some titles under consideration include:

A WALK IN THE SEA: DANNY WILLIAMS AND THE WARHOL FACTORY (Esther Robinson), a fascinating portrait of the Warhol factory and a little know member of the "family".

ANGER ME (Elio Gelmino) - doc on Kenneth Anger


• 20+ ans d'image+nation
JOHAN de Phillipe Valois (France_1975) a portrait of ‘70s Gay Paris

PARTING GLANCES de Bill Sherwood (USA_1986) Newly restored 35mm print

• international symposium
To reflect upon our two decade history we also be hosting image+nation20. The past, the present and the future

image+nation20 is an international workshop bringing together scholars, researchers, curators and artists from four continents, to share and advance research on the phenomenon of the queer community film and video festival. Dating from the 1970s, this phenomenon attained broad international success in the 1990s and continues to grow. The workshop marks the twentieth anniversary of image+nation, one of the largest such manifestations in the world, founded in 1987. Reflecting on the Montreal history as a case study, the workshop participants will focus on the achievements and prognosis of the queer festival movement in relation to the following: the parallel political growth and aspirations of lgbtq constituencies in its host societies; the evolution of sexual subcultures and to gender and cultural diversity of its constituency; the evolution of political cultures that emerged in the 1980s around the HIV/AIDS pandemic; emerging new technologies; current challenges around political, cultural and financial viability; international phenomena such as the new Queer Cinema and video activism. Distinguished keynote speakers, the critic B. Ruby Rich (University of California Santa Cruz), video artist Richard Fung (Ontario College of Art) and scholar/theorist Chantal Nadeau (Concordia University) will provoke as well as set the tone for and synthesize the debates.

November 16 and 17, 2007 at Concordia University's de Seve Cinema, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W
observers are welcome, admission free.


Our programming will be available on-line late October. For on-line ticket sales and more information, visit our website regularily

Info: info@image-nation.org

13.Aug.2007: NEW film submission date: september 10

Our final film submission deadline has been extended to September 10.

28.Nov.2006: Audience Choice Awards for 2006

Congratulations to the winners of the 2006 i+n short, featutre and documentary audience awards.

Here are the final choices...

LOVING ANNABELLE (United States, 2006), a film by Katherine Brooks

VAGUEMENT ROMANTIQUE (Québec, 2006), a film by Sébastien Gauthier


LA POLITIQUE DU COEUR (Canada, 2006), a film by Nancy Nicol
CAMP OUT (United States, 2006), a film by Larry Grimaldi & Kirk Marcolin



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