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Sep 01

A festival committed to accessibility!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gender Reel 2014 is just around the corner! 

This year, Gender Reel will host festivals in five cities across the United States: Minneapolis, Long Beach, Omaha, Durham and Philadelphia. The festival features 29 films, Q&A's, panel discussions, and performance art.

Since Gender Reel's onset in 2011, the festival has grown nationally in terms of how many festivals are hosted yearly, as well as delving into the production side of things with the release of it's first film, Growing Old Gracefully: The Transgender Experience.  

Despite this growth, festival organizers remain committed to making sure the event is completely accessible to all. To festival organizers accessibility includes everything from maintaining a free submission process, to making sure the cost to attend the event is fair and reasonable, and in some cases FREE. Additionally, we make a point in providing reduced ticket rates to local groups and organizations, as well as, discounts to students (with ID) and seniors.

Currently, the Minneapolis, Long Beach and Philadelphia festivals are set to charge patrons minimal ticket fees — in order to cover unexpected administrative fees. However, no one is turned away if they cannot afford a ticket. The Omaha and Durham events are free.

If you would like to attend one of the above-mentioned festivals where a ticket fee is being charged, but cannot afford it please contact Joe @ genderreelfest@gmail.com. He will put you on the will call list in that city so you can attend the event for free. However, only you and Joe will know.

To make this process easy and confidential please indicate "I request a free ticket" in the subject line of the email, and provide your name(s) in the body. The maximum amount of tickets one can request is two tickets per email, and both names need to be included.

We look forward to seeing you at the festival(s) this fall.

 

 

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