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Artists & Awards

Gerry Brunet Memorial Award - Best BC Short

Our annual juried prize for the Festival’s best BC short film was established in 1997 in recognition of Gerry Brunet, a lifelong contributor to the arts and an early board member of Out On Screen. This award is generously supported by Su Craik and Lisa Heddema and Directors Guild of Canada-BC.
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Past Winners

2017
Violet and June directed by Linnea Ritland

Honourable mention: Stay Gold, Man Up directed by Ray McEachern
2016
Meet Cute directed by Patrick Currie

Honourable mention: Ne t'en vas pas directed by Jessica Han
2015
Dissonance directed by Anna Ngo
2014
Under the Rainbow directed by Dave Shortt and BC Poverty Reduction Coalition
2013
Bill, Please directed by Jessica Han

OutTV's People's Choice Award - Feature

Join OUTtvGo in supporting queer film by casting your vote for your favourite feature-length film. Head to our Festival home page to find out how to cast your vote!
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Past Winners

2017
Maybe Tomorrow (Baka Bukas) directed by Samantha Lee
2016
It Runs in the Family directed by Joella Cabalu
2015
A Girl at My Door (Dohee-Ya) directed by July Jung
2014
Tru Love directed by Kate Johnston and Shauna MacDonald
2013
Lace Bite directed by Carmen Klotz and Sharron Bates

OutTV's People's Choice Award - Short

This award goes to the audience’s selection for exceptional short film. Support independent directors by voting at the Festival! Head to our Festival home page to find out how to cast your vote!
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Past Winners

2017
Do I Have Boobs Now? directed by Joella Cabalu and Milena Salazar
2016
Handsome and Majestic directed by SALAZAR Film (Jeff Lee Petry and Nathan Drillot).
2015
Same Boat directed by David C. Jones
2014
All Good Things directed by Ian Tang
2013
Bill, Please! directed by Jessica Han

Artists-in-Residence

Thirza Cuthand
Thirza Cuthand has been making short experimental narrative videos and films about sexuality, madness, youth, love, and race since 1995. She is a prolific artist, having screened films at dozens of festivals across the world, including New York City, Sao Paolo, Toronto (Hot Docs and ImagineNATIVE), San Francisco, Los Angeles, Germany, and right here at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.
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Love Intersections (Jen Sungshine and David Ng)
A creative love note penned by a group of hopeful millennials, Love Intersections, like all families, is a work in progress—an ongoing story that is told by many voices. Grounded by an ethos of collective care, and expressed through the medium of film, Love Intersections aims to deepen the mainstream narrative of our differently interconnected lives fueled by empathy and extraordinary nuance.
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