Vancouver Queer Film Festival Shifts to Digital Platform

The 32nd Vancouver Queer Film Festival has adapted to an online format to offer at-home audiences the best in independent queer cinema experience. VQFF will include workshops, artist Q&As, panels, watch parties and – most importantly – the feeling of gathering with friends and kin.
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Vancouver Queer Film Festival Shifts to Digital Platform

5 Local Shorts To Watch at Vancouver Queer Film Festival

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By Rachel Rosenberg

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF), Western Canada’s largest queer arts event, takes over downtown cinemas from August 15-25th. The festival always prioritizes local film and performers, and I’ve put together a round-up of suggested titles.

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5 Local Shorts To Watch at Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Win Flights, Accommodation, and VIP Passes to the 2018 Vancouver Queer Film Festival

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There are few events where filmmakers, performers, writers, and artists can open their big hearts full of raw intersectional experiences into the spotlight and be assured an environment of support, equality and self-reflection from their audience. The 29th annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival was an 10-day example of how when people can bring their whole selves into the room, they bring their best selves.

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Win Flights, Accommodation, and VIP Passes to the 2018 Vancouver Queer Film Festival

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

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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

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival Shines Its Spotlight August 11 – 21

Kiki | image courtesy of Out On Screen

Kiki | image courtesy of Out On Screen

By Kendell Yan

It’s a beautiful and inspiring moment when members of a community can come together with the unified purpose to lift each other up, to share a platform to raise each other’s voices, and to help each other shine. The team behind the Vancouver Queer Film Festival have been doing that for 28 years, and this year the spotlight is as bright and wide as it’s ever been.

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) is a truly remarkable 11-day event in August that celebrates the very best in independent queer cinema and the myriad of queer lives lived in and through them. Continue reading:
The Vancouver Queer Film Festival Shines Its Spotlight August 11 – 21

80 films, 11 countries, 11 days: Vancouver’s Biggest Summer Film Fest is Back

DrunktownsFinest-03-thumb-620x322-74813Film buffs in Vancouver are already gearing up for the big Vancouver International Film Festival in late September, which showcases hundreds of films from more than 80 countries.  For those who need their cinema fix a little earlier, however, there is another option.

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival runs from Aug. 14-Aug. 24, screening  the very best in independent queer cinema: 80 films from 11 countries over 11 days at the city’s top theatres.  More than 14,000 people attend every year, making it the second largest film festival in the city.

For powerful filmmaking, original characters and independent points of view, movie lovers need look no further.  Here are five picks from the festival:

Drunktown’s FinestProduced by Robert Redford, this spellbinding film profiles the lives of three Navajo people living on an American reservation.  One of the three people is transgender, adding additional challenges to an already hardscrabble life.  The film’s director and former Navajo resident Sydney Freeland will be on hand for the screening. Sunday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. at Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas  Continue reading:
80 films, 11 countries, 11 days: Vancouver’s Biggest Summer Film Fest is Back

Top 5 Must-See Films at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Aug 16-26

Romeos: One of the top picks at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Cinema fans in Vancouver are already gearing up for the big Vancouver International Film Festival this September, which showcases hundreds of films from more than 80 countries.  But if you need your film fix a little earlier, there is another option.

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival runs from Aug. 16-Aug. 26, screening  the very best in independent queer cinema: 75 films from 16 countries over 10 days at the city’s top theatres.   More than 14,000 people attend every year, making it the second largest film festival in the city.

Movie lovers hungry for powerful filmmaking, original characters and independent points of view need look no further.  Here are five picks from the festival: