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Atlantic Film Fest's Andrew Murphy Named Programmer of Toronto's Inside Out Festival

Photo of Bryce J. Renninger By Bryce J. Renninger | Indiewire February 1, 2012 at 2:20PM

Former Atlantic Film Festival Programming Manager Andrew Murphy will move from Halifax to Toronto to serve as the Director of Programming of Inside Out, which runs the annual Toronto LGBT Film Festival. The move comes after twelve years for Murphy at Halifax's Atlantic Film Festival.
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Andrew Murphy.
Andrew Murphy.

Former Atlantic Film Festival Programming Manager Andrew Murphy will move from Halifax to Toronto to serve as the Director of Programming of Inside Out, which runs the annual Toronto LGBT Film Festival.  The move comes after twelve years for Murphy at Halifax's Atlantic Film Festival. 

Inside Out runs the Toronto festival, Canada's largest LGBT film festival, and also runs the Ottawa LGBT Film Festival.

The full release is below.

Canada’s Largest LGBT Film Festival Announces New Director of Programming

Toronto (January 30, 2012) Inside Out, producer of the annual Toronto LGBT Film Festival, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Murphy of Halifax, as the organization’s new Director of Programming.

“This is an exciting time in the growth and development of Inside Out and we are thrilled that Andrew has joined our team,” stated Inside Out Executive Director Scott Ferguson. “Andrew’s experience on the international film festival circuit and strong artistic vision will be a huge asset to Inside Out as we solidify our position on the world stage as an important showcase for the best LGBT film.” 

Murphy joins Inside Out after 12 years as Programming Manager for the Atlantic Film Festival (AFF), one of Canada’s premiere film festivals. There, he established strong programming for ViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth, and built the AFF’s LGBT and Midnight sidebar programs - That’s So Gay and The Late Shift. Murphy also delivers key programming for Galas and Special Presentations for the AFF, and will continue to do so for the 32nd Atlantic Film Festival taking place September 13- 22, 2012.

“I am ecstatic at the opportunity to join Team Inside Out, and feel very fortunate to take this next step as their Director of Programming,” says Murphy. “Now 22 years strong, I plan to build on Inside Out’s fantastic reputation for bringing the world of Queer Cinema home to Toronto, exploring ‘Queer’ across borders and hemispheres, celebrating camaraderie from abroad and within our own Canadian LGBT communities through the art of good storytelling.”

The 22nd annual Toronto LGBT Film Festival runs from May 17 to 27, 2012 with the event’s primary screenings held at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and satellite events presented throughout the city. The 6th annual Ottawa LGBT Film Festival returns to the National Gallery of Canada from November 15 to 18, 2012. Visit www.insideout.ca for the latest news and information.

This article is related to: Queer Cinema, Andrew Murphy, Toronto