All filmmakers will be notified by late June, 2018.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
**Please note we are also accepting year-round submissions for our Out in Schools program, which brings queer cinema to high school classrooms. Please see outinschools.com for more information.
The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is the largest queer media event in Western Canada, with total attendance of over 14,000 annually.
We seek work that confronts stereotypes, pushes boundaries, arouses and tantalizes, and above all, highlights the tremendous diversity of queer artists, locally, nationally and internationally.
VQFF presents over 75 films each year, including short- and feature-length documentaries, narrative and experimental works. We host workshops, discussions, parties and performances.
All films selected for the Festival are eligible for the following awards:
BC artists with a short film in the festival are eligible for:
Situated in one of the most spectacular cities in the world, we welcome visiting artists and industry professionals and provide great opportunities for both work and play.
Submissions for 2018’s 30th anniversary Vancouver Queer Film Festival are open now! Submit your films via FilmFreeway. There are no submission fees during the regular deadline period.