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.

Gerry Brunet Memorial Award for best BC short ($2500 value)

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.


Past Winners:

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



Join OUTtvGo in supporting queer film by casting your vote for your favourite feature-length film. Head to our Festival home page to find out how to cast your vote!

Past Winners:

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!

Past Winners:

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

2013 – Bill, Please! directed by Jessica Han