San Francisco, CA - Monday, April 2, 2012 - The Board of Directors of Folsom Street Events has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking independent filmmakers to tell the story of the nearly 30-year old Folsom Street Fair. Consistently voted “Best Street Fair” by the readers of publications like the Bay Area Reporter and the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Folsom Street Fair is a fan favorite with a very unique “only in San Francisco” tale to tell. The single-page RFP provides basic background information and asks filmmakers to answer five questions as well as to submit examples of previous work by Thursday, May 31, 2012.
Demetri Moshoyannis, Executive Director, said, “As Folsom Street Fair approaches its 30th anniversary, Folsom Street Events is seeking an independent filmmaker to help document our rich, diverse, and, sometimes, salacious history. With so much film talent in California, across the U.S. and even abroad, we believe that the development of Folsom Street Fair is a compelling story that must be shared.” Jacob Richards, Board President, added, “The Board of Directors has agreed to provide support for the project in the form of a very modest grant (if requested), fundraising appeals to its donor base, access to historical documents and agency contacts, and more. We are hoping to receive a broad range of proposals from diverse filmmakers.”
A copy of the full RFP may be found on the agency’s website at folsomstreetevents.org. The agency’s Executive Director is available via phone and email to answer questions and to provide additional information, if requested. Meetings between filmmakers and the leadership of Folsom Street Events may be scheduled in San Francisco, if possible.
Sponsorships are still being finalized. To date, returning sponsors are: PRESENTING RECON.com, Steamworks, Mr-S-Leather.com, Kink.com, and GLOSS; PREMIER 9x6 Lubes, and Blow Buddies; CHARTER Stockroom.com, ExtremeRestraints.com, FactoryVideos.com, and Gold’s Gym; SUPPORTING Powerhouse, Orchid and Serpent, Timeless Trends, Past Curfew, and, Priape; MEDIA Bay Area Reporter, SF Bay Guardian, SCRUFF, FrontiersLA.com, Damron, and GayCities.com; and, HOST HOTELS Kimpton Hotels, SF Marriott Marquis, and Renoir Hotel. Folsom Street Events receives support from SF Grants for the Arts for its top entertainment.
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About Folsom Street Events
Folsom Street Events is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that creates world-class leather and
fetish events that unite adult alternative lifestyle communities with safe venues for self expression
and exciting entertainment. Our events raise funds to sustain San Francisco Bay Area-based and
national charities. For more information, please visit