It’s our 30th birthday—let’s celebrate!

We’ve been illuminating and celebrating queer lives for three decades, and you always help us to keep our work fresh and exciting. Here are 3 ways you can celebrate with us this year  in the lead-up to the 30th Vancouver Queer Film Festival:


1. Out On Screen’s birthday party!

Save the date: June 2 is our birthday party at the Imperial and you’re invited! Join us for dancing and performance as we mark three decades of uplifting queer, trans, and Two-Spirit film and community. Get nostalgic and dance the night away to hits from the 80’s to the early 2000’s and enjoy performances inspired by each decade from talented local artists. Admission will be FREE!

We can’t wait to clink glasses with you, eat some birthday cake, and revel in our 30 years together.


2. #ThrowbackThursday posts every week

Starting February 22, we’ll be taking trips down memory lane each Thursday leading up to the Festival. #TBT  #VQFF2018

Don’t miss out! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to spot your favourite moments from the last 30 years of VQFF, including some special video surprises.


3. Supporting LGBT2Q+ lives is as easy as 1…2…30!

Our year-long 30th anniversary campaign gives you 3 different ways to advance queer lives:

 – If you’re already a monthly donor, please consider an additional one time gift that equals 30% of your annual total

 – If you’re donating for the first time, we invite you to make a monthly gift for the next 30 months and support the growth of the Festival and Out in            Schools!

 – For those long-time donors, this year is the perfect year to invite 30 friends to donate too!

You can even make it part of an event you’re already throwing, just like long-time friend Yogi Omar: 

Yogi invited more than 30 friends to support Out On Screen for his 30th birthday in 2016. This is just one of so many ways that you can celebrate with your communities while also supporting queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives.

“When I moved to Vancouver in 2001, I didn’t know anyone and I wasn’t a part of any community.  I discovered the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, and it quickly became one of the first ‘chosen families’ that I made here and since I’ve gotten SO much support and love from Out On Screen! I turned my 30th birthday party into a big fundraiser for a couple of organizations, including Out in Schools. I wish I had organizations like Out On Screen growing up, so now I’m doing everything in my power to support its programs so more and more students can see queer role models growing up.” –Yogi Omar