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Online Extra: Dekkoo Queer Short Film Competition

by Jim Provenzano

'Consequences',' one of Dekkoo's many featured films
'Consequences',' one of Dekkoo's many featured films  

Dekkoo, the streaming website for independent LGBT films, is launching a one-week short film challenge, with up to $10,000.00 in prizes.

The competition's theme is 'Love and Distance.'

"Dating from a distance. Home alone and loving it. Dealing with romance and heartbreak while social distancing. Far-away flirting," are among the announced possible subjects.

"The pandemic has put a spotlight on our relationships with others and ourselves," the site's promoters stated. "What do relationships in the time of quarantine look like? How do they function? Shoot and submit a 5-minute maximum length short film telling a story from a Queer perspective. It can be funny, sad, romantic, sexy — anything."

One winner will be selected with a $5000 prize. Four Audience Favorites will receive $1000 each. Voting will be tallied through May 18. All films must be submitted by May 10 before midnight EST, 9pm PST.

For more information on submitting your five-minute film, visit Dekkoo's Blog.

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