Initiated in 1998, the Queer Youth Digital Video Project chooses six to eight youth to each make a short video for the Inside Out Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival. Participants are guided through a series of workshops by Inside Out and Charles Street Video that teaches them everything from developing their concept and script through editing to final post-production, all in a queer-positive environment. The final videos are premiered at the Inside Out Festival in May.
In 2006, a group of quick-witted youth under the age of 25 came together to learn the process of short, no-budget videomaking from experienced Toronto-based video artists. After months of preparation, these new works were introduced to the world, bringing to screen the freshest voices from the heart of our growing communities.