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  • aGLIFF: Prism Film Festival
  • Antwerp Queer Arts Festival
  • Birmingham SHOUT Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • California Independent Film Festival
  • Canberra International Film Festival
  • ClexaCon Film Festival
  • East Village Queer Film Festival
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival
  • Edinburgh International Television Festival
  • FilmPride
  • Flame Con
  • International Women's Film Festival in Seoul
  • Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival
  • Macon Film Festival
  • Melbourne International Film Festival
  • MICGenero
  • Norwegian International Film Festival
  • OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival
  • Painting the Spectrum LGBTQ+ Film Festival
  • PriFest
  • Queer Film Festival Utrecht
  • Queer Lion
  • Sarajevo Film Festival
  • SF Queer Film Festival
  • Sidewalk Film Festival
  • Taiwan International Queer Film Festival
  • Vancouver Queer Film Festival
  • Venice Film Festival
  • What's Your Flavor?
Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Thursday, 11 August 2022 until Sunday, 21 August 2022

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is the largest queer arts event in Western Canada.
Each August, we showcase films and stories which uplift 2SLGBTQIA+ voices from throughout BC, across Canada, and around the world.

The VQFF serves to illuminate, celebrate, and advance queer lives through film, education, and dialogue, which we accomplished through 11 days of outstanding cinema, live performances, community-building events, and parties, all in the backdrop of beautiful mountain and ocean views.

We seek work in all genres that confronts stereotypes, pushes boundaries, strives for change, arouses and tantalizes, and above all, highlights the tremendous diversity of queer, trans, and Two Spirit people, artists, and communities.

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

-People’s Choice Award for Best Feature
-People’s Choice Award for Best Short

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

-Gerry Brunet Memorial Award for Best BC short, supported by Directors Guild of Canada-BC.


 

2022 films... 

A Sexplanation

All Boys Aren’t Blue

All Man: The International Male Story

Being Thunder

Besties (Les Meilleures)

BLACK AS U R

COUNTRY LOVE

Death and Bowling

Dramarama

Emergence: Out of the Shadows

Germino Pétalas no Asfalto (Blooming on the Asphalt)

Homebody

JEANNETTE

Metamorphosis

Mi Vacío y Yo (My Emptiness and I)

Mom and M

Moon, 66 Questions

Neptune Frost

Sirens

The Empress of Vancouver 


Out In Schools: Beyond SOGI Presentation

Queer Collective: Programmers Talk

The Coast is Queer 25th Anniversary Celebration

Troublemakers 6.0

We’re Here, We’re Queer, Let’s Activate!  


(this is a love story)

THE MAN OF MY DREAMS

TRISTAN SCOTT-BEHRENDS / USA / 2021 / 4 MIN / ENGLISH

PISTACHIO

ISABELLA SPADONE / USA / 2021 / 6 MIN / ENGLISH

PILLOW TALK

JAMES ELINSKI / USA / 2021 / 15 MIN / ENGLISH

LUCKY FISH

EMILY MAY JAMPEL / USA / 2022 / 9 MIN / ENGLISH

AND THEN

JENN RAVENNA TRAN / USA, JAPAN / 2020 / 17 MIN / ENGLISH

VALENTINE

BECK KITSIS AND CHRIS MCNABB / USA / 2022 / 10 MIN / ENGLISH

동충하초 (WINTER INSECT, SUMMER FLOWER)

GBENGA KOMOLAFE AND TEE JAEHYUNG PARK / USA / 2021 / 11 MIN / ENGLISH


Abolition Film Society

XAM

GEOFFREY PUGEN / CANADA / 2020 / 9 MINUTES / RUSSIAN, FRENCH, ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

ODE TO THE NINE

TERRY J. JONES / USA / 2018 / 3 MIN / ENGLISH

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JACKIE SHANE

SONYA REYNOLDS AND LAUREN HORTIE / CANADA / 2014 / 8 MIN / ENGLISH

UNEXPLAINED AS YET

HEARTE / CANADA / 2013 / 3 MIN / NO DIALOGUE

WHITEWASH

NADINE VALCIN / CANADA / 2016 / 6 MIN / ENGLISH


APPARITIONS!

LYCKAD UPPTINING AV HERR MORO (SUCCESSFUL THAWING OF MR. MORO)

JERRY CARLSSON / SWEDEN / 2021 / 14 MIN / LUGANDA, SWEDISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

AMOR BY NIGHT

HENRIQUE ARRUDA / BRAZIL / 2022 / 19 MIN / PORTUGUESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

DON’T TEXT YOUR EX

JO GÜSTIN / CANADA / 2021 / 14 MIN / ENGLISH, FRENCH

FRESH MEAT

LU ASFAHA / CANADA / 2021 / 17 MIN / ENGLISH

CANTO VI

EMIL VARGAS / CANADA / 2022 / 12 MIN / ENGLISH


HOT MESS

KIMMORTAL - WYD

STEVEN ROSTE AND KIMMORTAL / CANADA / 2021 / 3 MIN / ENGLISH

POPPETS

MAZ MURRAY / UK / 2022 / 6 MIN / ENGLISH

ADORABLE

CHENG-HSU CHUNG / UK / 2022 / 13 MIN / ENGLISH

CLASS TRANSITIONS

EM K. SHAPIRO / USA / 2022 / 13 MIN / ENGLISH

OF LONGING

NAVID SINAKI / USA / 2021 / 3 MIN / ENGLISH

BROS BEFORE

HENRY HANSON / USA / 2021 / 19 MIN / ENGLISH


in the mourning

NANG MAGLUBLOB AKO SA ISANG MANGKOK NG LIWANAG (WHEN I WALLOWED IN A BOWL OF SUNSHINE)

KUKAY ZINAMPAN / PHILIPPINES / 2021 / 25 MIN / TAGALOG WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

RIGHT HERE

CLAUDIA BAILEY / AUSTRALIA / 2021 / 14 MIN / ENGLISH

MY BODY IS A PLACE, JUST LIKE ANY OTHER

PETRA TOTTEN / CANADA / 2021 / 33 MIN / ENGLISH

LITTLE SKY

JESS X. SNOW / CANADA / 2021 / 14 MIN / ENGLISH, MANDARIN, CANTONESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

WHEN WE ARRIVE AS FLOWERS

SUSAN O'BRIEN / USA / 2022 / 5 MIN / ENGLISH


Keep In Touch

NATTÅGET (THE NIGHT TRAIN)

JERRY CARLSSON / SWEDEN / 2020 / 15 MIN / SWEDISH, FRENCH, ENGLISH

HARD

CHRISTIAN JACOB RAMÓN / USA / 2021 / 12 MIN / ENGLISH

FACTORY TALK

LUCIE RACHEL AND CHRISSIE HYDE / UK / 2020 / 5 MIN / ENGLISH

TRADE CENTER

ADAM BARAN / USA / 2021 / 9 MIN / ENGLISH

SUMMERWINTERSUMMER

THY TRAN / USA / 2021 / 15 MIN / ENGLISH

HEY MAN

KAI TILLMAN / USA / 2022 / 23 MIN / ENGLISH


Make It Out Alive

LUV, ME

NICOLAS JARA / USA / 2021 / 10 MIN / ENGLISH

DANDELION GREEN

KATHLEEN BURGESS / CANADA / 2022 / 25 MIN / ENGLISH

BREATHE

HARM VAN DER SANDEN / NETHERLANDS / 2022 / 6 MIN / NO DIALOGUE

TOE THE LINE

CAROLYN WU / CANADA / 2021 / 23 MIN / ENGLISH, CANTONESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

SORRY MOM

SARAH LAJOIE-ASSELIN / CANADA / 2022 / 17 MIN / FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

SUB ROSA

SOLOMON WATKINS / UK / 2021 / 22 MIN / ENGLISH


Obsidian: Black Queer Cinema: AS I AM

HOW TO RAISE A BLACK BOY

JUSTICE JAMAL JONES / USA / 2020 / 13 MIN / ENGLISH

HEAVEN REACHES DOWN TO EARTH

TEBOGO MALEBOGO / SOUTH AFRICA / 2020 / 10 MIN / ENGLISH

RELUCTANTLY QUEER

AKOSUA ADOMA OWUSU / GHANA / 2016 / 8 MIN / ENGLISH

ATMOSPHERIC ARRIVALS

AYO TSALITHABA / CANADA / 2021 / 6 MIN / ENGLISH

ABUNDANCE

AMBER J. PHILLIPS / USA / 2021 / 31 MIN / ENGLISH


The Coast Is Queer

PAINTED GOLD

HUMAN GIRL / CANADA / 2021 / 5 MIN / ENGLISH

MUSLIM MINGLE

REEM MORSI / CANADA / 2022 / 7 MIN / ENGLISH

PERSONALS

SASHA ARGIROV / CANADA / 2020 / 13 MIN / ENGLISH

SUBMERSION

DYLAN BLAKE MURRAY / CANADA / 2021 / 15 MIN / ENGLISH

CIRCLE

FLORIAN HALBEDL / CANADA / 2020 / 13 MIN / ENGLISH

PHILIA

JONAS PASCUAL / CANADA / 2020 / 13 MIN / ENGLISH

MACARONI SOUP

ALAYNA Y / CANADA / 2021 / 6 MIN / ENGLISH, CANTONESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES


The Places You Return To

RAIN TO EAVES

LINA WU / CANADA / 2021 / 3 MIN / ENGLISH

ما بعد آب (THE WINDOW)

SARAH KASKAS / LEBANON / 2021 / 16 MIN / ARABIC WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

EGÚNGÚN (MASQUERADE)

OLIVE NWOSU / NIGERIA, UK / 2021 / 14 MIN / YORUBA WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

CATTAILS

KATHLEEN MUNROE / USA / 2021 / 13 MIN / ENGLISH

CALL HISTORY

LILLIAN PATERSON / AUSTRALIA / 2020 / 10 MIN / ENGLISH

UMA PACIÊNCIA SELVAGEM ME TROUXE ATÉ AQUI (A WILD PATIENCE HAS TAKEN ME HERE)

ÉRICA SARMET / BRAZIL / 2021 / 25 MIN / PORTUGUESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES


Two Spirit and Indigiqueer Cinema: A Brave and Tender Lineage

WILL FLOWERS?

KAY CHAN / CANADA / 2021 / 1 MIN / ENGLISH

WECKUWAPASIHTIT (THOSE YET TO COME)

GEO NEPTUNE AND BRIANNA SMITH / USA / 2021 / 12 MIN / ENGLISH

TUULLIK

BERDA LARSEN / GREENLAND / 2021 / 12 MIN / GREENLANDIC WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

NAMID

VICTORIA ANDERSON-GARDNER AND SAGI KAHANE-RAPPORT / CANADA / 2021 / 5 MIN / ENGLISH

SHIFTING TIDES

NOVA WEIPERT / CANADA / 2021 / 5 MIN / ENGLISH

ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (WHAT THEY’VE BEEN TAUGHT)

BRIT HENSEL / USA / 2022 / 10 MIN / ENGLISH


Two Spirit and Indigiqueer Cinema: Sovereign Bodies

SEXY HIGHLAND STREAM

NATHAN ADLER / CANADA / 2021 / 5 MIN / ENGLISH, ANISHINAABEMOWIN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

A PLACE CALLED HOME/ THE WIND

KENNLIN LAKE BARLOW / CANADA / 2021 / 11 MIN / ENGLISH

ODEHIMIN (HEART BERRY)

KIJÂTAI-ALEXANDRA VEILLETTE-CHEEZO / CANADA / 2020 / 16 MIN / FRENCH, ANISHINAABEMOWIN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

MÉTIS FEMME BODIES

CHANELLE LAJOIE / CANADA / 2019 / 6 MIN / ENGLISH

A DRIVE TO TOP SURGERY

RAVEN TWO FEATHERS / USA / 2019 / 11 MIN / ENGLISH

13 EGGS

TJ CUTHAND / CANADA / 2022 / 14 MIN / ENGLISH

AJORNAVIANNGILATIT (YOU’LL BE OKAY)

AKA HANSEN / GREENLAND / 2021 / 12 MIN / GREENLANDIC WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

FLUID BOUND

ROB FATAL / USA / 2021 / 8 MIN / ENGLISH, SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES