* Audience Award Winner - Calgary International Film Festival *
Tucked away in Alberta, Canada's forests is Camp fYrefly, a summer haven for LGBTQIA2S+ adolescents, providing an escape from the prevailing political challenges to queer expression and gender identity. SUMMER QAMP chronicles the journey of campers from their daily lives to the liberating atmosphere of an exclusive queer youth summer camp. From the beginning, the film captures the anticipation and anxiety of entering an all-queer environment, forging connections, and seeking guidance from queer mentors. This touching documentary portrays the camp as an essential sanctuary for queer youth, offering a space where they can unapologetically be themselves.
FILM KINDLY SPONSORED BY JEANNE & J.R. KING
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Content warning: discussion of self harm, discussion of bullying, misgendering
Length: 79 minutes
Director: Jennifer Markowitz
Producer: Tanya Blake