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Project Greenlight Wants Queer Viewers To “See Yourself” With LGBT Filmmaking Contest

"Located on the outskirts of the gay part of town—just like us."

Project Greenlight Digital Studios has teamed up with Section II and GLAAD for a new filmmaking competition aimed at shining a light on the LGBT community.

The “See Yourself” contest asked independent filmmakers to pitch projects with LGBT themes, and the winning web series will be awarded with its own development deal.

Only 25 of the 161 movies released by major studios in 2014 contained any LGBT characters, so the contest is hoping to create content that increases queer visibility in TV and film.

The top submissions were chosen last month, and voting has been turned over to the public in order to choose the top five finalists.

The winning filmmaker will win $5,000 and a development deal to turn their pitch into a full series.

We’ve shared some of the pitches below, including “House of Mayhem,” which features Drag Race stars Ginger Minj and Carmen Carrera.
 

 

 

 

 

 
Voting ends September 6 at midnight, so head here to watch the rest of the pitches and cast your vote.

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