Coast is Queer

Runtime: 90 min

Rating: PG

Festival year: 2016

Coast is Queer

BC artists offer an eclectic combination ranging from personal, daily connections with strangers to time-travelling across dimensions for a lost love. Experimental meets slick sci-fi meets social justice documentary—it’s The Coast is Queer!

Directors in attendance.

Screening Sponsor: Creative BC

The Promise
Jason Karman | Canada | 2016 | 5 min
A gorgeous short by one of our favourite local filmmakers. Two men dance in an open field, jumping from reality to dream as each follows his own path.
100 Crushes Chapter 6: They
Elisha Lim | Canada | 2016 | 3 min
A claymation monologue about a friend’s decision to use the gender-neutral pronoun “they”.
Ne t’en vas pas
Jessica Han | Canada | 2016 | 4 min
A loving tribute to the filmmaker’s father as she struggles with the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death.
Meet Cute
Patrick Currie | Canada | 2016 | 15 min
Two strangers meet at a wedding and share an unexpected kiss. What follows changes everything they thought they knew about themselves and their sexuality.
Wes Chew | Canada | 2016 | 5 min
Two women play out the power dynamic in their relationship in a supernatural way.
Jamie Alain | Canada | 2016 | 10 min
This sci-fi thriller follows Dawn as she discovers a way to shift into parallel dimensions. Her motivation? To find a reality where her late partner Ann is still alive.
Honey, Wine and Kettle
Jaedyn Starr | Canada | 2016 | 3 min
A humorous, abstract take on physical intimacy.
Like a Cannon
Lisa g | 2016 | 3 min
L’il bunny fears losing her home, so she blasts a song to recruit helpers.
Troublemaker on the Frequency
Clark Nikolai | Canada | 2016 | 5 min
A glitched-out experiment that combines shortwave, radio clips from 1985, video recorded on a Fisher-Price PXL-2000, VHS footage from Toronto Gay Men’s Chorus “fORTE,” and audio drawn from a found English language travel phrases CD.
Amar: Deaf is an Identity
Love Intersections | Canada | 2016 | 4 min
Amar Mangat shares his journey as a queer South Asian activist who is also deaf. By playing with silence in cinema, the film also challenges the assumptions of the “hearing world”.
10,579 KM: A Queer Journey from Damascus to Vancouver
Love Intersections | Canada | 2016 | 10 min
As an activist in the underground LGBTQ community in Syria, Danny Ramadan faced imminent persecution by the Syrian regime that led him to escape Damascus and eventually make his way to Vancouver. Danny shares his experience as a newcomer, delving into racism and privilege within the queer community, and offers his views on how we can be allies to Syrian refugees.
Two-Sided Ride
Jason Karman | Canada | 2016 | 9 min
Alex, a gay hopeless romantic, drives for a ride-booking company in hope of making a love connection in the big city. His trials and tribulations lead him to lose his way until fate takes over.
Not a Stranger
Kate Green | Canada | 2016 | 14 min
A snapshot of the life of Colin Easton as he endeavors to talk to one stranger every day for an entire year.