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Festival Program

    Youth-Rated

  • ...and the unclaimed

    Artist Q&A | Documentary

    …and the unclaimed delves into the aftermath of Swapna and Shucheta’s deaths, as well as the social conditions that led […]

    Tuesday 14 August 2018 at 7:00 pm
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  • #TransWomenAreBeautiful

    Short | Trans

    No side characters or supporting roles here—these breathtaking shorts centre trans women as change-makers, artists, and romantic leads. Teen sweethearts […]

    Friday 17 August 2018 at 7:00 pm
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  • 50 Years of Fabulous

    Artist Q&A | Drag/Performance

    50 Years of Fabulous recounts the rich history of the Imperial Council in San Francisco, one of the oldest and […]

    Monday 13 August 2018 at 9:00 pm
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  • Alaska Is A Drag

    Artist Q&A | Youth Gala

    Glamourous daydreamer Leo and his sardonic sister Tristen sashsay and vogue through their small Alaskan town, clinging to each other […]

    Saturday 11 August 2018 at 7:00 pm
    Sunday 12 August 2018 at 7:00 pm
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  • Apricot Groves

    Drama | Trans

    Apricot Groves was one of the most widely screened transgender titles of 2017, garnering thirty-seven international festival award nominations and […]

    Saturday 18 August 2018 at 7:00 pm
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  • Call Her Ganda

    Artist Q&A | Trans

    In 2014, Jennifer Laude, a Filipina trans woman, was killed by a US Marine. Her case created an outcry and […]

    Thursday 16 August 2018 at 7:00 pm
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  • Dykes, Camera, Action!

    Documentary | Lesbian

    Lesbians didn’t always get to see themselves on screen, and when they did, their storylines almost always ended in death. […]

    Thursday 16 August 2018 at 7:00 pm
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  • Every Act of Life

    Documentary | Gay

    Playwright Terrence McNally is best known for Love! Valour! Compassion!, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and Ragtime: all Tony award […]

    Friday 10 August 2018 at 9:30 pm
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  • Extra Terrestres (Extra Terrestrials)

    Lesbian | Romance

    What happens when Teresa, an astrophysicist, and Daniela, an astronomer, fall in love? They align their wedding day with the […]

    Saturday 11 August 2018 at 7:00 pm
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  • Faith

    Artist Q&A | Documentary

    This intimate documentary follows one woman on her journey with her family back to the homeland that had once rejected […]

    Saturday 11 August 2018 at 5:00 pm
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  • Freelancers Anonymous

    Comedy | Lesbian

    Written, directed, and starring an ensemble cast of women, this quirky indie certainly passes the Bechdel test with its refreshing […]

    Sunday 12 August 2018 at 9:00 pm
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  • If You Dare Desire

    Drama | Lesbian

    If You Dare Desire imagines the life Swapna and Shucheta could have had together, as they travel far from their […]

    Tuesday 14 August 2018 at 9:00 pm
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  • Leitis In Waiting

    Trans | Two Spirit

    The filmmaking team behind the ground-breaking feature documentary Kumu Hina (VQFF 2017) is back, this time in collaboration with the […]

    Saturday 18 August 2018 at 5:00 pm
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  • Love Intersections: New and Retrospective

    Artist Q&A | Trans

    Join Love Intersections as they premiere their new 6×6 “Finding” short film series with TELUS Storyhive, as well as past […]

    Saturday 18 August 2018 at 2:00 pm
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  • Octavio Is Dead!

    Artist Q&A | Horror/Thriller

    Filmmaker, broadcaster, musician, activist, and outspoken bisexual, Sook-Yin Lee may be one of Canada’s most cherished artists. Lee affirmed her […]

    Friday 10 August 2018 at 7:00 pm
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  • Saturday Church

    Drag/Performance | Trans

    Saturday Church tells the story of fourteen-year-old Ulysses, an introspective and creative teen who finds himself thrust into heightened responsibility […]

    Thursday 16 August 2018 at 9:30 pm
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  • The Coast is Genderqueer

    Artist Q&A | Trans

    The Festival is proud to present our first short film program that showcases local transgender, genderfluid, and non-binary stories. With […]

    Friday 17 August 2018 at 5:00 pm
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  • The Feels

    Comedy | Lesbian

    From The Big Chill to American Pie to Bridesmaids, every decade offers a new array of party-themed comedies. But where […]

    Friday 17 August 2018 at 9:00 pm
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  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    Closing Gala | Drama

    Based on the novel of the same name and set in the early ‘90s, our closing film follows high school […]

    Sunday 19 August 2018 at 7:00 pm
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  • Troublemakers 3.0

    Artist Q&A | Local

    Troublemakers is back for a third year in a row! The Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Reel Youth, and Love Intersections […]

    Monday 13 August 2018 at 7:00 pm
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  • We Are the Vancouver Men's Chorus

    Drag/Performance | Local

    In 1981, the Vancouver Men’s Chorus (VMC) broke ground and became Canada’s first gay chorus. Over the next thirty-eight years, […]

    Friday 17 August 2018 at 7:00 pm
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  • White Rabbit

    Artist Q&A | Centrepiece Gala

    Sophia (comedian Vivian Bang) is a struggling artist living in LA, trying to make meaningful work and pay her bills […]

    Wednesday 15 August 2018 at 7:00 pm
    Thursday 16 August 2018 at 9:00 pm
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