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File #: 22-0887    Version: 1 Name: CD1 - Qfilms Festival
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/22/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Title: Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $2,500, offset by the First Council District One-time District Priority Funds, transferred from the Citywide Activities Department, to provide a donation to The LGBTQ Center Long Beach in support of the 2022 Long Beach Qfilms Festival; and Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $2,500 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.
Sponsors: COUNCILWOMAN MARY ZENDEJAS, FIRST DISTRICT
Attachments: 1. 080222-R-23sr
TITLE
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $2,500, offset by the First Council District One-time District Priority Funds, transferred from the Citywide Activities Department, to provide a donation to The LGBTQ Center Long Beach in support of the 2022 Long Beach Qfilms Festival; and

Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $2,500 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.

DISCUSSION
This year, The LGBTQ Center Long Beach will be hosting the 29th anniversary of the Long Beach QFilm Festival (QFilms). QFilms is the oldest film festival in Long Beach and the only film festival in Long Beach focused on stories showcasing the LGBTQ community. This event will feature narrative films, documentaries, shorts and special tributes at the Art Theatre of Long Beach from Thursday, September 8 to Sunday, September 11, 2022, and will welcome movie lovers, industry professionals, and community members as they have the opportunity to attend screenings, parties, mixers, and Q&A’s with filmmakers.
QFilms will be displaying films about LGBTQ stories, which are stories that have historically been ignored in America, but also stories that need to be told. For a film festival to focus exclusively on LGBTQ films is important, not only for Long Beach, but our nation and all film festivals across the world. QFilms is making sure that films showcasing LGBTQ stories are seen by a diverse audience and promoting Long Beach as a city that proudly supports the LGBTQ community. It is appropriate for the City Council to support The LGBTQ Center Long Beach in support of the 2022 Long Beach QFilms Festival.
This matter has been reviewed by Budget Manager Grace H. Yoon on July 13, 2022.
FISCAL IMPACT
This recommendation requests the City Manager to provide a contribution to The LGBTQ Center Long Beach in support of the 2022 Long Beach QFilms Festival. The total appropriatio...

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