Opening Gala and Opening Night Party
Photography by Angelika Kagan Photography
Photography by Nicola Whitney-Griffiths
Photography by Luis Guillermo Álvarez
Signature Move Q&A with writer/cast member Fawzia Mirza
Photography by Vivianne Varcias
In the Picture with Vivek Shraya
Photography by Niamh Redmond
Youth Gala. Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall
Photography by Luis Guillermo Álvarez
Gentlemen of the Shade book launch with Jen Sookfong Lee.
Photography by Brian Elliot
Chosen Family Story Hour, with authors Vivek Shraya, Monique Gray Smith, and Alan Woo. Face painting by Tiare Jung.
The Troublemakers Film Project: Troublemakers 2.0
The Geopolitics of Queer Q&A with Fawzia Mirza and Faizan Fiaz
Intergenerations Social at Jim Deva Plaza
Stay Gold, March Forward Q&A with Filmmakers Ray D McEachern and Cory Ashworth
The final day of the Festival! Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Closing Gala film, KIKI, and the Closing Gala party at the Junction. It was an incredible eleven days because of your presence!
Photos by Angelika Kagan Photography, Photography by DC, and Cakewalk Media Inc.
The final full day of screenings! We had a fantastic turnout for Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things, featuring the film’s directors Michael Yerxa and Mark Kenneth Woods. After the film Harlan Pruden led the fantastic Two-Spirit Directions workshop. We also had our second screening of Front Cover with director Ray Yeung.
Photos by Sasha Chee and Coline Debray.
A screening of Front Cover with director Ray Yeung, our Youth Gala film Real Boy, a Skype Q+A with director So Yong Kim following Lovesong, and a hecklefest with Alma Bitches! Fantastic final Friday of the Festival.
Photography by Ash Tanasiychuk of VANDOCUMENT, Angelika Kagan Photography, Joshua Florence, and Kaeleigh Evans.
Photos by Lukas Engelhardt of VANDOCUMENT, and Photography by DC.
The Centrepiece Gala! An amazing event as special guests Kevin Stea and Jose Gutierez Xtravaganza joined us for a screening of STRIKE A POSE, followed by an inspiring Q+A. They also took part in SpaceMelt, a performance art event at the beautiful Telus Gardens.
Photography by Lukas Engelhardt of VANDOCUMENT
Another amazing festival day! Featuring a sold-out screening of It Runs in the Family, a Professional Networking Event hosted by RBC, and the first film of our Two-Spirit REELness spotlight including a Q+A with director Bretten Hannam!
Photos by August Bramhoff, Kaeleigh Evans, and Photography by DC
A busy day at #VQFF2016! The Troublemakers Film Project premiered their short films and there was an inspiring panel to follow, hosted by barbara findlay. Director Richard Fung joined us for a screening of his film, Re:Orientations. And Body Politic performed outside the Vancity Theatre for the most qurious of festies.
Photos by Angelika Kagan Photography, Photography by DC, and Kaeleigh Evans.
Sun Aug 14 was our Home Movies Rainbow Shorts film screening and Queer Families Picnic at Granville Island!
We also held a screening of CHEMSEX with a great post film panel of healthcare providers who discussed the important issues of the fim.
Photography by Vancity Photography and Kaeleigh Evans.
Our first day of workshops, plus lots of local talent at Changemakers and the Coast is Queer! And the amazing Ingrid Jungermann spoke at a screening of her film, WOMEN WHO KILL.
Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk of VANDOCUMENT, Marie-Catherine Massie Photography / Video, Joshua Florence, and Coline Debray.
The films were in full swing on Fri Aug 12! The Rio Theatre screened Where Are You Going Habibi and Paris 05:59: Théo et Hugo. International Village welcomed director Kerem Sanga for a screening of his film, First Girl I Loved, as well as Girls Lost.
Photos by Angelika Kagan Photography and Kaeleigh Evans.
Day one! Started with a screening of Summertime at the Vancouver Playhouse, then we moved next door to a starlight soirée of great Quriosities in the outdoor Queen Elizabeth Plaza.
Thank you to photographers Photography by DC and Angelika Kagan Photography for capturing all these special moments!