By thelostboy | iW NOW December 29, 2009 at 5:49AM
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today announced an official relationship with the Sundance Institute for a multi-day programmatic event, cineGLAAD, which will take place during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
This is the first year that GLAAD will be an Institute Associate, a category of support populated by organizations with mutually aligned missions that nurture independent vision and thought. At select times during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, GLAAD will host cineGLAAD at the Sundance Film Festival's Filmmaker Lodge located on the second floor of the Elks Building (550 Main Street) in Park City. Through educational panels and networking opportunities, cineGLAAD will celebrate and elevate films with LGBT content and the voices of filmmakers whose storytelling includes the visibility and inclusion of the LGBT community. A list of panels will be available in coming weeks at www.glaad.org/cineGLAAD.
"LGBT inclusive films and LGBT filmmakers play important roles in bringing images to our culture that educate people about our lives and the diversity of our community" said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios in a statement. "cineGLAAD will work to bring these stories to Americans by amplifying the voices of LGBT filmmakers and films with LGBT images at this integral film industry event."