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Bay Area Celebrates Oakland LGBTQIA Pride At REVOLVE 2014: Oakland Pride Creative Arts & Film Fest
The World is Invited to Gather in Oakland California USA for the 3rd Annual Spectrum Queer Media REVOLVE: Oakland LGBTQIA Pride Creative Arts and Film Festival August 24-30, 2014

REVOLVE 2014 Oakland P..., 7/26/2014 - REVOLVE 2014 is a 7-day cinematic and artistic celebration for LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual) and Ally Pride. The 2014 Festival will take place August 24th-August 30th in the vibrant, independent arts community of downtown Oakland, California and encompasses exhibition, gallery and theater venues throughout the city - including Oakland City Hall. Promotional Partners and sponsors include Community Cinema, The Queer Cultural Center, The Office of the Mayor of Oakland and Joyce Gordon's Art Gallery.

Oakland (dubbed “Brooklyn By The Bay” by the New York Times) has an internationally recognized history of nurturing world class artistry. With film, television and commercial media interests flocking to Oakland, it's befitting that we host a festival celebrating our uniquely diverse Oakland LGBTQIA artist culture and community.

It all begins on August 24th with the REVOLVE: 2014 Opening Celebration featuring:

• A workshop series with LGBTQIA filmmakers, producers and social justice artists exploring the festival theme: “I AM AN ARTIVIST: Social Activism through Art”

• The West Coast Premiere of Grammy Nominee SAMPSON McCORMICK’s documentary film with Sampson McCormick as our host

• A photo exhibit celebrating over 5 decades of Bay Area LGBTQIA Activism

• A reception with rotating DJs and dance

• A music and spoken word concert featuring film shorts and performances with award winning artists including:

. singer/dancer - Xavier Toscano

. singer/songwriter - gina Breedlove

. singer/songwriter/musician - Monica McIntyre

. playwright/poet - Dazié Rustin Grego

. musician/songwriter - Blackberri

. comedian - Karen S Ripley

. poet/singer/griot - Mali

. musician/songwriter - Felix Lee

. photographer - Jeffers Rex

. artist - Ant DeSean

. lauded rapper - Young Shorty Doowop

. filmmaker - Kei X. Griot

. storyteller - Dana Morrigan

. spoken word artist - Jezebel Delilah X

. artist - Gabrielle Wilson-Sealy

. spoken word troupe - Pr3ss Play Poets

. artist - Happy Hyder

. musician/songwriter - Ngaire Young

. author/performer - Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene

More artists are being added daily.

• A highlighted Sponsor and Vendor village

Six additional days of:

• brilliant films (including "Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace), music, food (including award winning chef Executive Chef Sophie Uong of Pican) and art (including muralist, sculpture artist Kemit Amenophis)

• the annual Oakland Pride Queer Sunset Bay Cruise on Saturday August 30th, 2014.

Artists are encouraged to submit your artist form (2-3 mins to fill out) by July 31st.

Businesses, organizations, groups and individuals are invited to become an ad sponsor for this Bay Area based celebration. Ad submissions must be received by August 19th, 2014.

For the complete film festival schedule, artists information, submissions forms and sponsorship opportunities:


call: 510-239-7197

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