The following awards are given out each year at The Vancouver Queer Film Festival. Winners are announced at the Closing Gala on the last day of the Festival.
Our annual juried prize for the Festival’s best BC short film was established in 1997 in recognition of Gerry Brunet, a lifelong contributor to the arts and an early board member of Out On Screen.
This award is generously supported by Su Craik and Lisa Heddema and Directors Guild of Canada-BC.
2017 – Violet and June directed by Linnea Ritland
Honourable mention: Stay Gold, Man Up directed by Ray McEachern
2016 – Meet Cute directed by Patrick Currie
Honourable mention: Ne T’en Vas Pas directed by Jessica Han
2015 – Dissonance directed by Anna Ngo
2014 – Under the Rainbow directed by Dave Shortt and BC Poverty Reduction Coalition
2013 – Bill, Please! directed by Jessica Han
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2017 – Maybe Tomorrow (Baka Bukas) directed by Samantha Lee
2016 – It Runs in the Family directed by Joella Cabalu
2015 – A Girl at My Door (Dohee-Ya) directed by July Jung
2014 – Tru Love directed by Kate Johnston and Shauna MacDonald
2013 – Lace Bite directed by Carmen Klotz and Sharron Bates
This award goes to the audience’s selection for exceptional short film. Support independent directors by voting at the Festival! Head to our Festival home page to find out how to cast your vote!
2017 – Do I Have Boobs Now? directed by Joella Cabalu and Milena Salazar
2016 – Handsome and Majestic directed by SALAZAR Film (Jeff Lee Petry and Nathan Drillot).
2015 – Same Boat directed by David C. Jones
2014 – All Good Things directed by Ian Tang