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  • #VQFF2018 Arrives August 9
    May 14, 2018

    Get Ready to Celebrate!
    The 30th Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival is happening August 9 – 19 – mark your calendars now! This year, we’re also pleased to announce that RBC has come forward as our 30th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor, giving us the support we need to hold up our beautiful communities.

    Check back with us mid-June for full film program and event information then watch for tickets to go on sale in early July.

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  • To the Moon and Back: VQFF2018 Creative Unveiled
    May 7, 2018

    This year we’re celebrating how far queer film has come and all the places stories can take us – to the moon and back.

    Anoushka Ratnarajah and Amber Dawn worked with Amelia Sutjiadi from Artovermatter to capture the essence of this year’s theme. Amelia has previously designed the creative for the 2016 and 2017 festivals. Her graphic-pop style re-imagines last year’s iconic pink fist as two hands raised in celebration, outstretched towards the infinite possibilities among the moon and stars. This year’s creative reminds us of how far we’ve come, of how far we can go, and what inspires us to continue to reach out and reach up.

    Check out the creative below and save our Festival dates: August 9 to 19, 2018!


    See Us With Them Hands

    Can you spot our posters around town this summer? Snap a pic of our pink hands and share it with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram for your chance to win tickets to #VQFF2018    #SeeUsWithThemHands

  • Announcing Thirza Cuthand: 2018 Visiting Artist in Residence
    May 7, 2018

    We are thrilled to announce filmmaker and multimedia artist Thirza Cuthand as our Visiting Artist in Residence.

    Thirza Cuthand (Plains Cree, Scot) has been making short experimental narrative videos and films about sexuality, madness, youth, love, and race since 1995. She is a prolific and well-travelled artist, having screened films at dozens of festivals across the world, including New York City, Sao Paolo, Toronto (Hot Docs and ImagineNATIVE), San Francisco, Los Angeles, Germany, and right here at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

    Thirza was the first Indigenous artist to curate an entirely two-spirit program at the Festival, Indigiqueer in 2005. Festies will remember Thirza’s films 2 Spirit Introductory Special $19.99 (2016) and Two Spirit Dreamcatcher Dot Com (2017). Thirza returns to the Festival this year with an artist-in-conversation screening delving deep into her 20 years of film work. And stay tuned for a future surprise engagement with Thirza at the Festival!

    Thirza’s visit is generously supported by Vancity.