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montreal LESBIAN GAY BI TRANS film festival

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Gio Olmos was born in Mexico City. They immigrated to Montreal in 2006. They studied film production at Concordia University. Their student film Mapou (2015) screened at image+nation. Their second short, Silvia in the waves (2017) still circulates in festivals with more than 40 selections. In 2018, they shot Dulce Hogar (Sweet Tooth), their first horror film. Since 2014, Gio participates in the organization of Montreal’s Afro queer film festival Massimadi. Freshly graduated with a BFA, they strive to continue working as a director, while learning and putting into practice their skills in the realms of production and distribution


 

Dany made his stage debut at age 19 at Cégep de Jonquière, where he studied media arts and technology. He founded the Groupe Sanguin in 1986, and then, in 1991, the tandem Lévesque and Turcotte - nominated at ADISQ and Les Olivier galas. He won the Olivier for the best humorous character for his legendary Dany Verbena. Dany Turcotte is involved in several organizations, including CARE, Interligne and Fondation Émergence. He is the recipient of the Paul Gérin- Lajoie Diversity Award. Over the years, Dany participated in many Just For Laughs galas and collaborated on a number of television shows including La petite séduction and Tout le monde en parle on Radio-Canada.


 

Lisa was appointed as Queer Screen’s Festival Director in May 2017, after serving four and a half years on the not-for-profit charity’s Board of Directors. She just wrapped up Queer Screen Film Fest whose 7th edition hit Sydney screens in September and will curate her third Mardi Gras Film Festival, which is Australia’s premiere LGBTIQ+ film festival for its 27th year, in February 2020. A passionate believer in giving voice to all queer entertainment, Lisa is focused on showcasing and championing diversity and is also known for her amusing film introductions and her love of Australian Rules Football.