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  • Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival
  • Birmingham SHOUT Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • California Independent Film Festival
  • CINEMQ
  • East Village Queer Film Festival
  • Edinburgh International Television Festival
  • Fantasia Festival
  • FilmPride
  • Flame Con
  • Florida Film Festival
  • Glasgow Short Film Festival
  • Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
  • Houston Qfest
  • Locarno International Film Festival
  • Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival
  • Macon Film Festival
  • Melbourne International Film Festival
  • Molodist: Kyiv International Film Festival
  • Norwegian International Film Festival
  • ORLANDO: identity, relationships, opportunities
  • Outfest - L.A.
  • Outshine Film Festival - Virtual
  • Rainbow Reel Tokyo
  • Sarajevo Film Festival
  • The Palace International Film Festival
  • Vancouver Queer Film Festival
  • ​​Brighton Rocks International Film Festival
Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Thursday, 13 August 2020 until Sunday, 23 August 2020

Each August, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival proudly showcases films that illuminate the transformative moments in the lives of queer people – telling stories of the journeys we have taken to find ourselves, each other and our place in the world. We host 11 days and nights of outstanding cinema, performances, networking events and parties, all in the backdrop of beautiful mountain and ocean views.

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is the largest LGBT arts event in Western Canada and the second-largest film festival in the city.

We seek work in all genres that confronts stereotypes, pushes boundaries and strives for change, arouses and tantalizes, and above all, highlights the tremendous diversity of queer, trans, and two-spirit artists, locally, nationally and internationally.

All films selected for the Festival are eligible for the following awards:

-OUTtv People’s Choice Awards for Best Feature
-OUTtv People’s Choice Awards for Best Short

BC artists with a short film in the festival are eligible for:

-Gerry Brunet Memorial Award for Best BC short ($2,500 value) supported by Directors Guild of Canada-BC.


 

2020 program...

A Worm in the Heart

Centerpiece Gala: Lingua Franca

Changing the Game

Cicada

Closing Gala Party: Night Gowns

Closing Gala: Breaking Fast

Consent Factory: Lesbo-Queer Perspectives

Don’t Keep Your Distance shorts program

Touch | Song Huang | China | 2019 | 12 min | Chinese
Things That happen in the Bathroom | Edward Hancox | USA | 2019 | 13 min | English
L’homme Jetee | Loic Hobi | Switzerland | 2019 | 20 min | French with English Subtitles
the distance between us and the sky | Vasilis Kekatos | France, Greece | 2020 | 9 min | Greek with English Subtitles
Main Squeeze | Brendan Prost | Canada | 2019 | 17 min | English
Thrive | Jamie Di Spirito | United Kingdom | 2019 | 17 min | English

Festivals after COVID-19 Panel

Goodbye Mother

Local Filmmakers Networking Event

March For Dignity

Opening Gala Party

Opening Gala: Pier Kids

Out In Schools Presentation

Out of the Casting Closet

Outlaws shorts program

Lipstick | Esten Chen | South Korea | 2019 | 12 min | Korean with English Subtitles
Miss Man | Tahagata Ghosh | India | 2019 | 25 min | Bengali with English Subtitles
We Outlaws | Wang Kaixuan | China | 2020 | 34 min | Mandarin with English Subtitles
Smile | Hasan Raza Khan | Pakistan | 2018 | 2 min | Urdu with English Subtitles

Punk as Flick: Queer Punk Retrospective shorts program

Three Things My Mother Never Told Me | Lisa G | Canada | 2001 | 6 min
My Anus Hates the Discursive Acts That It Tends to Associate with Hegemonic Forms of Its
Cultural Analysis | Jonah Groeneboer & Wozzle Tretiak live at Kweir Kore | Canada | 1999 | 3 min
Helpless Maiden Makes an I Statement | Thirza Cuthand | Canada | 1999 | 6 min
Sheer Terror | Kim Kinakin | Canada | 2000 | 4 min
The Man from Venus | James Diamond | Canada | 1999 | 4 min
Let’s Play Angels | Morgan Brayton & Robert-John Farrow | Canada | 2003 | 3 min
Fag At The Punk Bar | Rufus Poser live at Kweir Kore | Canada | 1999 | 4 min
What’s My Mother Fucking Name | Amber Dawn | Canada | 2007 | 4 min
Piss For Chris | Frederick Cummings | Canada | 2000 | 4 min
Pink | Michael V. Smith | Canada | 2004 | 3 min
The Obviously True Sex Life of a Single Girl | Trish Kelly live at Kweir Kore | Canada | 1999 | 3 min
Boyfriend | Lisa G | Canada | 2006 | 5 min

Queer Vanguard shorts program

Framing Agnes | Chase Joynt, Kristen Schilt | Canada, USA | 2018 | 19 min | English
Take Me To Prom | Andrew Moir | Canada | 2019 | 21 min | English
Midnight Frontier | Peter van Langen, Iris-sanne van der Aar | Georgia, Netherlands, United
Kingdom | 19 min | English, Georgian with English Subtitles
Where My Girls | Mads Engel | USA | 2019 | 22 min | English

Queering Digital Space

Slow Dance with CampOut Youth Shorts Program

Slow Dance | Christian Zetterberg | Sweden | 2018 | 6 min | Swedish with English Subtitles
Egghead and Twinkie | Sarah Holland | USA | 2019 | 9 min | English
XY | Anna Karín Lárusdóttir | Iceland | 2019 | 15 min | Icelandic with English Subtitles
B-Side | Alayna Silverberg | Canada | 2019 | 13 min | English
O Orphao | Carolina Markowicz | Brazil | 2018 | 15 min | Portuguese with English Subtitles

Special Presentation: Ahead of the Curve

Special Presentation: Long Time Comin’

Spirit, Heart, Land: two-spirit and Indigiqueer shorts

Activate NDN Consciousness | Natalie King | Turtle Island | 2019 | 6 min | English
Extractions | Thirza Cuthand | Turtle Island | 2019 | 15 min | English
Kama’āina (Child of the Land) | Kimi Howl Lee | Hawaiʻi | 2020 | 15 min | English
HIV: Healing Inner Voices | Martin Moberg & Jada-Gabrielle Pape | Turtle Island | 2019 | 27 min | English
Chigualo | Christian Rojas | Ecuador | 2019 | 18 min | Spanish with English Subtitles

Still Here: Black Femme Resilience Panel

The Coast is Queer

The Tragic Fall Of Valerie Mallory Finkerstein | Canada | 2019 | 13 min | English
Henry’s Heart | Florian Halbedl, Luna M Ferguson | Canada | 2020 | 15 min | English
Fluid | Lauren Parker Hart | Canada | 2020 | 5 min | English
The Bassinet | Tiffany Hsiung | Canada | 2020 | 7 min | English
Half | Maxime Beauchamp | Canada | 2020 | 9 min | English
Plantonic | Krit Komkrichwarakool | Canada | 2020 |15 min | English
Father | Ge Zhang | Canada | 2020 | 7 min | English
Happytime Social Club | Dave Rodden-Shortt | Canada | 2020 | 5 min | English

Youth Drag Workshop