Man Up’s Monthly Gender Blending Featured in the 2017 Vancouver Queer Film Festival

By Kendell Yan

Pride week may be over, but the tireless efforts of Vancouver’s bold and beautiful LGBTQ2+ creatives continue as the 29th annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) kicks off August 10-20th! This year, the festival will screen Stay Gold, Man Up, a hyperlocal documentary by Vancouver filmmaker Ray McEachern that focuses on the gender performance spectacle, Man Up at The Cobalt.

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Man Up’s Monthly Gender Blending Featured in the 2017 Vancouver Queer Film Festival

What to Do with the Whole Family at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2017

Queer Film Festival Chosen Family Picnic | Image via queerfilmfestival.ca

By Casey Stepaniuk

You might not think of a film festival immediately when you’re brainstorming family and kid-friendly activities in Vancouver this summer, but I’m here to tell you not to discount Out On Screen’s Vancouver Queer Film Festival. The Festival runs for ten days in August—August 10th until August 20th—and has a plethora of activities including but not limited to movies the whole family and people of all ages can enjoy.

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What to Do with the Whole Family at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2017

Vancouver Turkish Film Festival, Dec 4-7 (Prize Giveaway!)

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TURKISH DELIGHT? Get some.

Win one of two pairs of tickets along with a coveted swag bag from the Vancouver Turkish Film Festival (VTFF) !

The Vancouver Turkish Film Festival (VTFF) makes a delightful return to the renowned Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.) for a second time, set to take place December 4 – 7, 2015.

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Vancouver Turkish Film Festival, Dec 4-7 (Prize Giveaway!)

Vancouver International Film Festival Enters its 34th Year, Sep 24 – Oct 9 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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One of North America’s largest film festivals, the Vancouver International Film Festival, September 24 – October 9, 2015 will once again welcome some of the world’s finest films to one of the most beautiful cities on the planet.

Over 350 films from 70 countries will screen at this year’s celebration of cinema.

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Vancouver International Film Festival Enters its 34th Year, Sep 24 – Oct 9 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Where to watch scary movies in Vancouver this Halloween!

Max Shreck as Nosferatu (1922).

Max Shreck as Nosferatu (1922).

There’s no dearth of scary movie options this month in Vancouver, and horror movie fans are definitely going to have their hands full trying to choose what to see. From British and American classics to Canuck ’70s slasher films to a screening with live musical accompaniment by the VSO, there’s something to satisfy every movie fan’s dark cravings. Here are several options.

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Where to watch scary movies in Vancouver this Halloween!

For the love of a pony: A Brony Tale one of this year’s DOXA highlights

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A Brony Tale closes this year’s DOXA documentary film festival. Image courtesy DOXA.

As the go-to location for cable SF and fantasy series, Vancouver has a lot of ties to pop culture. But one of the more lesser known facets of the city is its ties to brony culture – that is, adult male fans of the animated children’s show, My Little Pony.

In A Brony Tale, which screens at this years DOXA Documentary Film Festival, you’ll find out more than you’d ever wanted to know about this subculture. But if bronies aren’t your scene – or even if they are – there’s still plenty of other fare to tickle your fancy at this year’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival (May 2-11).

All told, there are more than 90 films and 78 screenings at this year’s DOXA. Here are some of the films we think look particularly illuminating, crowd-pleasing, inspiring or just plain weird.

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For the love of a pony: A Brony Tale one of this year’s DOXA highlights

Five more films to see at the Vancouver Film Festival

Robin Wright in The Congress. Photo courtesy VIFF 2013.

Robin Wright in The Congress. Photo courtesy VIFF 2013.

The 2013 Vancouver International Film Festival is in full swing. Though a few films have run out of screenings, there’s still plenty more to choose from – including a Cannes winner, an animated science fiction feature and a Vancouver-shot comedy.

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Five more films to see at the Vancouver Film Festival