Mission Statement


The Reel Pride Film Festival:

Celebrates queer media arts and contributes to societal vitality through programming focused on diversity, race, culture, religion, class, gender, ability, health and age.

Promotes dialogue in a public, accessible and safe environment where artists and their stories bring awareness and understanding on issues from around the world.

Supports unique opportunities to engage artistic work from beyond Manitoba and provide a global of experience of human rights and liberties.

Elevates Manitoba's rich diversity by increasing awareness and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer communities

The Reel Pride Film Festival is an incorporated, not for profit, volunteer board organization, registered as The Winnipeg Gay and Lesbian Film Society. 

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The Volunteer Board

Barb Burkowski, President



Rose Murego, Vice-President & Chair Programming



Kristine Barr, Financial Director



Vacant, Administrative Director



David Wyatt, Past President


Ron Lambert, Chair, Short Films



Davis Davey, Volunteer Coordinator



Lara Rae, Board Member

Joel Simkin, Board Member

Sam Dixon, Board Member

Carolyn Welsh, Board Member

Carey Richards, Board Member

Geof Langen, Board Member

Tracy Murray, Website Coordinator

Copies of the Reel Pride by-laws and policies are available to the community-at-large by emailing reelpride@reelpride.org or writing to: 

445 River Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3L 0C3