PFLAG Modesto’s LGBTQ film festival MoFest!8 returns Sept. 26
MODESTO, Calif. - Aug. 22, 2014 - PFLAG Modesto announces the eighth installment of MoFest!, its film festival celebrating Stanislaus County’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community. The event will be held on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at the Gallo Center for the Arts at 7:30 pm.
The MoFest!8 program comprises 10 short films with a total running time of approximately 100 minutes. Many of the films in this year’s festival focus on young people - their struggles, their joys, their fears and victories.
This year’s MoFest! features the latest film from Alex Bohs, who won the jury prize at MoFest!7 for “Finding Franklin,” and two entries from talented Texas filmmaker Evan Roberts. As in the past MoFest!8 is an international film festival, with entries from the Netherlands, Australia and Canada joining U.S. productions.
“The tremendous response to last year’s festival, even after a three-year hiatus, made MoFest!8 a for-sure,” said Bill Dotinga, PFLAG Modesto’s board president. “It’s a great way to entertain while educating, advocating and inspiring. We’re fortunate to bring this unique cultural event to Modesto, and we know the entire community is better for having the MoFest! film festival.”
Since 1993, PFLAG Modesto has provided support, advocacy and love to LGBTQ people, as well as their friends and families. As a registered 501(c)(3) non profit organization, its mission is to help LGBTQ people cope with an adverse society, to enlighten an ill-informed public and to end discrimination and secure civil rights.
For the complete list of films selected for MoFest!8, visit http://pflagmodesto.org/mofest8.html.
Bill Dotinga, PFLAG Modesto Board President