An Event That Transcends Stereotypes
Date Posted: Sep 07, 2021
Stamped: LBGTQ Film Festival back again for Foo Foo Festival 2021
Foo Foo Festival is an annual event that celebrates all aspects of art and culture in Pensacola, and nowhere is that diversity more evident than with Stamped: LBGTQ Film Festival. “We’re truly celebrating every type of color, and we’ve got something for every color of the rainbow as well,” says Pensacola Little Theatre Executive Director Sid Williams-Heath.
The three-day film festival will focus on LGBTQ+ stories and feature short and feature-length documentaries and fiction films with LGBTQ themes and/or directors and actors. “Film has the unique ability to transcend stereotypes and relate to the viewer, which opens the door to a dialogue about the LGBTQ experience and builds a stronger and more open Pensacola,” Sid adds. “Because of the unique target audience of the festival, Stamped has a rich history of bringing in tourists from all over the country to participate.”
The festival will begin on the evening of Friday, November 12, with a variety of adult-focused content that will vary from PG to Mature ratings, and that will continue on to Saturday, November 13. Sunday, November 14, the event will pick back up but with a more family-friendly focus that will include films appropriate for all ages and a true carnival-like atmosphere with all sorts of children’s activities like arts and crafts, balloon animals, face painting, snacks, and more.
Beyond the films and community created within the event, another highlight of Stamped is its partnerships. The event will host a series of vendors during the festival that allows attendees to network and meet other individuals and businesses around the community.
“Our overarching mission with Stamped is to show everyone that Pensacola takes pride in its colorfulness,” Sid adds. “We’ve nailed down the event to portray every letter of our alphabet soup, and we’ve made sure to also make it multi-generational so that we have something for all ages. This year we truly have films to illustrate and entertain all generations.”