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Summer Qamp (2024)

Opens on May 31

Director: Jen Markowitz Run Time: 80 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2023

Country: Canada
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere, 2023 Toronto International Film Festival.

Buried within the woods of Alberta, Canada sits camp fYrefly, a haven for LGBTQIA2S+ teens, far away from the fierce political battle currently being waged against queer expression and gender identity. Summer Qamp (2024) invites audiences into the innocence and joy of a summer away with friends, while never losing sight of the bravery of these young protagonists whose very existence is challenged in their normal lives.

“[A] fiercely empathetic doc… The movie is a force for such good and thrives on the power of visibility”

—Nick Allen, RogerEbert

About the filmmaker:

Jen Markowitz is a Toronto based filmmaker who has worked in directing, writing, producing, and casting. They have directed a handful of TV shows including Style Factory (2016), Vice Canada Reports (2018), and The Fabulous Show with Faye and Fluffy (2022). Their debut feature film Summer Qamp (2024) premiered In Competition at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival and was named first runner-up for the People’s Choice Award for Documentaries.

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