Local Films to Watch this Weekend at the Queer Film Festival

Jen Sunshine and David Ng of Love Intersections

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is in full swing this week with inspiringly diverse films that range from challenging to delightful from around the world. For a taste of stories from the city, this is the weekend to go out and see some of our Vancouver locals shine on screen. Here’s what to watch at the QFF that’s from around here:

The Coast is Queer

The Coast is Queer
Friday August 17, 9:00pm at the York Theatre

Short films are not only a unique format to make something artful and insightful condensed into a few minutes, they’re also fantastic to group into a show for the indecisive. In this shorts program you’ll get a bit of everything – documentary, animated, drama, and a bit of laughs.

The Coast is Genderqueer

The Coast is Genderqueer
Friday August 17,5:00pm at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

For those indecisive and also interested in transgender, genderfluid, and non-binary stories, this is the QFF’s first year with a dedicated genderqueer shorts program.

Love Intersections: New and Retrospective
Saturday August 18, 2:00pm at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Love Intersections is a project led by Jen Sunshine (who is featured in the current Vogue September issue) and David Ng that’s all about sharing and celebrating stories of queer, trans and intersex people of all cultural intersections. Head to this showing to see the premiere of their “Finding” series as well as a few select films from their body of work. They’ve also promised “guest appearances from co-collaborators, film subjects and local queer magic makers” – this will be a fun space to be in.

Here’s a short interview with Jen Sungshine about the Queer Film Festival:

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