Once you’ve seen all the films that bring LGBTQ+ Black lives into inspiring focus--don’t miss BLM-Vancouver’s party!

MUKWANO

The day when a lesbian asylum seeker’s case is decided is also the day when she makes a last attempt… Continue...

Kiki

Welcome to the wonderland of the Kiki scene, where everyone is unique and “everything is in transition”. Kiki is a project… Continue...

Major!

Remember when that fictional movie about Stonewall came out starring a white cisgender lead from the American Midwest and activists… Continue...

Waiting for B (A Longa Espera)

Hey to all the Bey fans out there! To gain early entry to the Beyoncé show in São Paulo, Brazil,… Continue...
You can’t start a fire without a spark. Just a few of the catalyzing people profiled this Festival.


Southwest of Salem

San Antonio Texas, 1994. Four Latina lesbians live through a modern-day witch hunt and the “last gasp of satanic ritual… Continue...

Strike a Pose

In 1990, before embarking on her hotly anticipated Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna had to choose a group of back-up dancers.… Continue...

Changemakers

Our newest local showcase Changemakers returns with a moving and inspiring selection about local trans* activists who work with compassion,… Continue...

In Particular, barbara findlay

A moving tribute to Vancouver-based, feminist and unlearning-oppression lawyer barbara findlay, who continues to make “the world shake around her”… Continue...

Kiki

Welcome to the wonderland of the Kiki scene, where everyone is unique and “everything is in transition”. Kiki is a project… Continue...

Re:Orientations

“We had to prove we exist as a gay Asian community.” In 1984, the pioneering video artist, cultural theorist and… Continue...

Troublemakers Film Project

This June, VQFF and Reel Youth paired up to create a unique filmmaking project that matched aspiring youth filmmakers with… Continue...
With gratitude to the incomparable Lin-Manuel Miranda for the title. “Love is love love is love is, love is…. “

AWOL

Joey (Lola Kirke) is a bright young woman living in a small town. When her mom suggests that she join… Continue...

Spa Night

Spa Night is Andrew Ahn’s second film to premiere at Sundance Film Festival (after Dol) to great reception. Inspired by… Continue...

Weekends

“If G-Voice was a man he’d be an attractive badass,” says one of the subjects near the beginning of Weekends,… Continue...

Where Are You Going, Habibi? (Wo Willst Du Hin, Habibi?)

Romance alert: “habibi” is a term of affection that means “my love” in Arabic and Turkish. In the follow-up to… Continue...

Front Cover

When Ryan (Jake Choi), a Chinese-American fashion stylist in New York who feels disconnected from his ethnic heritage, is assigned… Continue...

Paris 05:59: Théo et Hugo

The 2009 winners of the Prix Jean Vigo, Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau (Jeanne and the Perfect Guy) create what… Continue...

Miles

Based on a true story and replete with ‘90s nostalgia, from beaded bracelets to dial-up modems, Miles tells the story… Continue...

Best of: Love Letters

From the kinkiest leather opera to barbershop flirtations, this collection of some of our favourite shorts of the year takes… Continue...
Gender warriors and explorers making freer futures.

To be a Man

An intimate journey with Levi in his first year of transitioning.   Continue...

Arianna

In the first scene of Arianna, the captivating protagonist shares that she was born three times. It’s in the hazy… Continue...

Changemakers

Our newest local showcase Changemakers returns with a moving and inspiring selection about local trans* activists who work with compassion,… Continue...

Girls Lost (Pojkarna)

Girls Lost is that all-too-rare item: something new under the sun. – Steve Gravestock, TIFF Girls Lost is a highly… Continue...

Kiki

Welcome to the wonderland of the Kiki scene, where everyone is unique and “everything is in transition”. Kiki is a project… Continue...

Real Boy

Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager in California on a journey to find his… Continue...

Major!

Remember when that fictional movie about Stonewall came out starring a white cisgender lead from the American Midwest and activists… Continue...

Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

Directors Mark Kenneth Woods and Michael Yerxa bring us the best-titled film of the festival—an exploration of what happens when… Continue...
Are we still talking about how the lack of gender parity in film’s leadership roles? Yes, because the numbers still don’t add up. Here are just of the few of the women-helmed films in this year’s line-up.

AWOL

Joey (Lola Kirke) is a bright young woman living in a small town. When her mom suggests that she join… Continue...

Southwest of Salem

San Antonio Texas, 1994. Four Latina lesbians live through a modern-day witch hunt and the “last gasp of satanic ritual… Continue...

Summertime (La Belle Saison)

Summertime spans a romance that launches in the vibrant Paris of the early 1970s, when feminist activity flourished in the… Continue...

Gayby Baby

Featuring an endearing cast of eloquent kids, Gayby Baby is an honest, heartwarming look at growing up in a world… Continue...

Girls Lost (Pojkarna)

Girls Lost is that all-too-rare item: something new under the sun. – Steve Gravestock, TIFF Girls Lost is a highly… Continue...

In Particular, barbara findlay

A moving tribute to Vancouver-based, feminist and unlearning-oppression lawyer barbara findlay, who continues to make “the world shake around her”… Continue...

It Runs in the Family

Ever wonder what it would be like to search for all the queers in your extended family? After gay Filipino-Canadian… Continue...

Lovesong

So Yong Kim’s fourth feature brings Hollywood rising stars Jena Malone (Pride & Prejudice, Into the Wild and Hunger Games) and Riley… Continue...

Women Who Kill

A gripping, terrifying, awkward, wry, and at times eerily prescient depiction of the vagaries of modern romance, Women Who Kill is a… Continue...
Our most inventive artists – and a picnic video booth where you can share what moves you about queer families.

Spacemelt
Body Politic
Scene Queen!
Queer Families Picnic

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Akron

The fierce bonds of family are tested against the temptations of love when Benny (Matthew Frias), a Mexican-American medical student… Continue...

Home Movies: Rainbow Family Shorts

Join us for a fun afternoon on Granville Island! This collection embraces the loving diversity of what it means to… Continue...

Gayby Baby

Featuring an endearing cast of eloquent kids, Gayby Baby is an honest, heartwarming look at growing up in a world… Continue...

First Girl I Loved

[This] is not a past tense high school film—all the emotions and revelations register intensely in the moment. A startling,… Continue...

Girls Lost (Pojkarna)

Girls Lost is that all-too-rare item: something new under the sun. – Steve Gravestock, TIFF Girls Lost is a highly… Continue...

Real Boy

Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager in California on a journey to find his… Continue...
A great mix of genres that express indigeneity and Two-Spirit traditions on screen.

2 Spirit Introductory Special $19.99

Here’s a great offer from director Thirza Cuthand: “Don’t worry if you are just coming out as a 2 Spirited… Continue...

North Mountain

Winner of the Best Feature Film at the Screen Nova Scotia Awards, North Mountain is a Two-Spirit action thriller filmed… Continue...

Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

Directors Mark Kenneth Woods and Michael Yerxa bring us the best-titled film of the festival—an exploration of what happens when… Continue...

Fire Song

Fire Song, the first feature from writer/director Adam Garnet Jones, debuted at TIFF to rave reviews last year and won… Continue...