In 2019, the Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary! Over the years, we have screened more than 1100 films from around the world. Reelout has also guest curated Canadian short programs for festivals in Turkey and the United Kingdom. 2019 was a record-breaking year for the festival, with almost 1700 attendees. We invite you to embark into this landmark year by taking part in our annual fundraising campaign!
Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival is the second-largest queer festival in Ontario and the longest-running film festival in Kingston. The festival celebrates Kingston’s diversity and promotes public awareness and understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, questioning, and intersex communities. Reelout’s magnitude and longevity are unique among small-city film festivals. Community support has been key to Reelout’s success and its continued viability relies on the support of donors.
Our fundraising objective
For this annual fundraising campaign, we are hoping to collect $3000 in online donations.
What do you get when you donate?
- Less than $20: our eternal gratitude!
- Between $20 and $50: a full tax receipt.
- $50 and up: a full tax receipt, plus special gifts and perks, as detailed in the chart below!
Your donation matters
Every donation to Reelout, even a small one, goes a long way. Here is an approximate overview of the costs involved in providing audiences with the unique and outstanding viewing experience that Reelout is known for. We pay every artist whose work is selected to screen during the festival.
- Between $6500 and $32,500 for screenings;
- More than $5000 of operating costs for travel fees for guest filmmakers;
- $6000 for venue costs;
Outside of the festival, Reelout continues to be active and to program different events, most of which are free for the audiences. These activities also require important resources.
- Operating the lending library year-round costs more than $28,000.
As a non-profit organization, we face the challenge of relying on support from our community to sustain our activities. While Reelout’s $100,000 annual operating budget is funded by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Kingston, and the Kingston Arts Council, we rely on our community partners and sponsors to support the festival. We need more resources to continue to grow.
Reelout Arts Project Inc. is incorporated as an Ontario non-profit organization (#001629494), and a registered charitable organization (#85864 8371 RR0001). Copies of Reelout Arts Project Inc.’s by-laws, policies and code of conduct are available to the community-at-large.
To explore all the ways you can help support Reelout, please visit our website at http://www.reelout.com/support-reelout/sponsorship.
If you want to become a member of the organization, thus getting access to our DVD resource library of over 500 titles, and getting voting rights to our AGM, please go to http://www.reelout.com/support-reelout/membership/.
If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 613-549-REEL (613-549-7335).