Whether you’re visiting or a fabulous local, we’ve got some folks we’d like you to meet! Click below to find local venue partners, and places to pamper yourself during the Festival.

Our Festival just wouldn’t be the same without our cinema, party and venue partners. They’ve played gracious hosts time and time again and provided Vancouver a space for queer illumination. We thank them for their dedication to advancing queer arts in Vancouver!

View venue info by theatre or venue:

CINEMAS:

CINEPLEX ODEON INTERNATIONAL VILLAGE CINEMAS
EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART + DESIGN
RIO THEATRE
SFU’S GOLDCORP CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
VANCITY THEATRE
VANCOUVER PLAYHOUSE

PARTY VENUES:

THE JUNCTION PUB
QUEEN ELIZABETH PLAZA
TELUS GARDEN
GRANVILLE ISLAND

WORKSHOP VENUES:

CINEPLEX ODEON INTERNATIONAL VILLAGE CINEMAS
EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART + DESIGN
VANCOUVER ARTS AND LEISURE

You can’t live off popcorn—believe us, we’ve tried! While you enjoy the films at the Festival, be sure and give these local flavours a try!

 

NUBA

207 W Hastings St & 1206 Seymour St
Both traditional staples and local reinterpretations of traditional and modern Lebanese cuisine.

 

NESTERS MARKET

333 Abbott Street & 990 Seymour Street
Where the locals shop! Full service grocery store with a variety of ready-to-eat meals.

 

YAGGERS

433 W Pender St
From their duck confit clubhouse to the Mac and not so Blue Cheese, Yagger’s proudly serves free range, organic meats throughout the menu.

 

FRESH BOWL

360 Cambie St
Dishes featuring influences from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia. All served in a bowl full of crisp, fresh, and healthy ingredients and artfully seasoned with the best aromatic herbs and exotic spices.

 

THE PINT

455 Abbott St
Serving a true 20oz pint + 40 mouth-watering sauces and dry rubs for your wings. 80+ HDTVs so you never miss your game!

 

EXP RESTAURANT + BAR

309 W Pender St
A classy restaurant for the grown up gamer. Eat delicious items crafted by our expert chefs and drink themed beverages after your favourite games!

 

WILDEBEEST

120 W Hastings St
Meat-centric, off-cut farmhouse fare simply prepared with immaculate ingredients and thoughtful creativity.

Our hotel partners allow us to bring in artists from all over the world and give our visiting guests a luxurious home away from home while they enjoy the Festival and everything that Vancouver has to offer. Be sure and mention that you’re in town for the Festival for a personalized queer experience!

Local Festie? Treat yourself to a lavish staycation with special VQFF discounts!

 

SANDMAN SUITES – DAVIE STREET

Sandman Suites Vancouver – Davie Street is located in the picturesque West End neighborhood, a vibrant queer hub in downtown Vancouver. Staying at Sandman Suites on Davie Street puts you close to local beaches, world-famous Stanley Park, and a plethora of coffee shops and restaurants. Amenities include parking, spa, exercise gym, and on-site restaurant. Select rooms are pet-friendly.

Use promo code QFF when you book your stay to get the Best Available Rate and a 10% commission is donated back to Out On Screen! This code is good for Sandman Hotels chain-wide, so you can support queer arts wherever you go!

THE BURRARD

The Burrard is a unique, retro West Coast hotel concept unlike anything else in Vancouver. Built in 1956 and recently transformed into a quirky boutique property, this is the place for guests looking for a little personality in their hotel. Offering 72 stylish rooms featuring design-driven furnishings and top-end free amenities, The Burrard is right downtown, on the edge of the West End and Yaletown neighbourhoods, making it easy to explore the real Vancouver.

DELTA VANCOUVER SUITES

Relax in style with the newly renovated suites at Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites. With a superb downtown location, just moments from the buzzworthy districts of Gastown and Yaletown, our all-suite hotel offers the perfect home base for both weekend getaways and extended stays. Settle in to modern suites, 35% larger than the average hotel room, which boast an urban design and a range of upscale perks like free Wi-Fi and floor-to-ceiling windows. Throughout the hotel, explore our exceptional on-site dining options, break a sweat in the 24-hour fitness center and take advantage of our helpful business services. Those in downtown Vancouver for work will appreciate our location, next door to the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue – as well as our flexible on-site venues and expert planning services. And you’re just moments away from some of the area’s most noteworthy attractions; in addition to Gastown and Yaletown, we offer easy access to Stanley Park and Rogers Arena. Let Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites be your chic home away from home.

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL VANCOUVER

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver encompasses the very best of this active, forward-looking city. Staff showcase their pride with caring and personal service that gets at the heart of what guests want. With creativity, a sense of humour and a touch of rebelliousness, Four Seasons transforms even the smallest moments into special experiences. Use promo code QFILMFEST.

THE GEORGIAN COURT HOTEL

The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Situated in downtown Vancouver, steps from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Rogers Arena, BC Place Stadium, fashionable Robson Street and many of downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions. Enjoy a warm welcome combined with attentive service and exceptional value for money.
All our hotel guestrooms and suites include daily bottled mineral water, Aveda bath amenities, yoga mats and cordless speaker phones.
Service/Amenities includes: 24-hour fitness center, whirlpool, steam room, complimentary downtown Vancouver drop-off shuttle service, complimentary WiFi Internet access and complimentary bicycle rentals. Use promo code VQFF2016.

OPUS VANCOUVER

At OPUS Vancouver, we not only believe every person should have equal rights, we embrace the opportunity to bring awareness and support to the LGBTTQ community.
Located on Davie street, just steps to the Davie Village, we are perfectly situated in the heart of the most vibrant and inclusive neighborhood in Vancouver.
We are proud sponsor of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. For 11 days each August, the VQFF brings the very best in queer independent cinema from around the world to Vancouver, and we look forward to hosting you at OPUS Hotel. Use promo code VQFF.