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Triangle's Gay Television Festival Extends Season


Triangle's Gay Television Festival Extends to Six Week Season

'Sproquets', Triangle Television's 2003 gay television festival, has attracted more than 60 short films, videos, documentaries and full-length films from around the world.

The festival, which is in its third year, is running from February 1 to March 15. For the first two years the festival was screened nightly over a one week period, but this year's record number of entries has prompted Triangle to extend the festival to a six week season running four nights a week.

Triangle Television Director of Programming Hans Versluys says it is a great opportunity for Triangle's wide, non-paying audience to view productions that are often only screened at specialist, audience-paying film festivals.

"The works are diverse. Their content ranges from hilarious to bleak and from intensely serious to those that are light and frivolous. Some entries have been prize winners and some are a film or video maker's first production. We are thrilled to be able to give all these producers an opportunity to screen their work."

Though there are many entries from as far a field as South America, Switzerland, USA, Australia, Italy, South Africa, France and Canada, Saturday February 22 features all New Zealand productions. They include Everall Dean's 'Miss Galaxy', which is a fascinating glimpse into Auckland's cross-dressing beauty pageant; Julia Durkin's Wigs on the Waterfront, which takes a look the 2002 Wigs on Waterfront event and 'The Nice Girl's Guide to Becoming a Lesbian' which is a tale about a young girl's search for her true sexuality.

For a full programme schedule, visit Triangle Television's website at www.tritv.co.nz.

Triangle Television is Auckland's only regional, non-commercial television station and has operated as a public broadcaster to Greater Auckland since August 1 1998. The channel screens a mix of regional-access television with international news and information programmes. It is non-profit making and operates with no funding from NZ On Air. Triangle broadcasts 24 hours daily from UHF channel 41.


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