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Festival Program

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  • A Worm in the Heart

    Shot in six cities along the Trans-Siberian Railway, this gripping documentary follows gay couple Paul Rice and Liam Jackson Montgomery […]

    Sunday 16 August 2020 at 9:00 pm
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  • Centerpiece Gala: Lingua Franca

    Lingua Franca refers to a common language between two people whose first languages are different. Communication and understanding are key […]

    Wednesday 19 August 2020 at 7:00 pm
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  • Cicada

    Ben is having a bit of a chaotic summer. Newly out as bisexual, he cruises relentlessly, resulting in a series […]

    Sunday 23 August 2020 at 5:00 pm
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  • Closing Gala Party: Night Gowns

    Come close our 2020 Festival with us after our Closing Gala film Breaking Fast and celebrate the extraordinary time we’ve […]

    Sunday 23 August 2020 at 9:30 pm
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  • Closing Gala: Breaking Fast

    Back in 2015, director Mike Mosallam’s short film Breaking Fast played a number of respected film festivals, including Cannes. He […]

    Sunday 23 August 2020 at 7:00 pm
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  • Consent Factory: Lesbo-Queer Perspectives

    What does consent mean to us? Is it finite? Ongoing? Both? Does it live in intention or action or somewhere […]

    Thursday 20 August 2020 at 9:00 pm
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  • Don’t Keep Your Distance shorts program

    This collection of shorts pushes into and pulls against the spaces between lovers who crave and fear intimacy. Touch is […]

    Saturday 22 August 2020 at 9:00 pm
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  • Festivals after COVID-19 Panel

    This industry-spanning roundtable will bring together film festival professionals working in queer and non-queer scenes to discuss the impact of […]

    Sunday 16 August 2020 at 11:00 am
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  • Goodbye Mother

    Vietnam has seen significant progress for queer rights and representation in recent years, including the legalisation of same-sex marriages in […]

    Wednesday 19 August 2020 at 9:00 pm
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  • March For Dignity

    This documentary follows a small group of LGBTQ activists in Tiblisi, Georgia, as they plan for the first ever Pride […]

    Sunday 16 August 2020 at 7:00 pm
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  • Opening Gala Party: Celebrate Black Queer and Trans Lives

    Join us after our Opening Gala screening of Pier Kids for our Opening Gala Party on Zoom! Hosted by Symone […]

    Thursday 13 August 2020 at 9:30 pm
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  • Opening Gala: Pier Kids

    Pier Kids is an uncut guerilla style documentary that unearths Black queer resourcefulness and resilience at its core. The film […]

    Thursday 13 August 2020 at 7:00 pm
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  • Out In Schools Presentation

    Out In Schools is BC’s award winning education program that uses film, lived experience, and facilitated discussion to tackle homophobia, […]

    Sunday 16 August 2020 at 1:00 pm
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  • Out of the Casting Closet

    The Festival prides itself on curating content which ethically and authentically showcases the stories of LGBT2Q+ people from around the […]

    Saturday 15 August 2020 at 11:00 am
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  • Outlaws shorts program

    Trans feminine stories from China, South Korea, Pakistan and India are beautifully explored in this short film program. In Lipstick, […]

    Friday 14 August 2020 at 7:00 pm
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  • Punk as Flick: Queer Punk Retrospective shorts program

    This collection of short films and archival video provides a snapsot of Vancouver’s queer punk scene at the turn of […]

    Saturday 22 August 2020 at 7:00 pm
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  • Queer Vanguard shorts program

    This collection of short documentaries shines a light on queer and trans people at the forefront of creating access and […]

    Friday 14 August 2020 at 9:00 pm
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  • Queering Digital Space

    Queer artists are resourceful, dynamic, and resilient, and the forced closure of our spaces is not a new experience. Today, […]

    Saturday 15 August 2020 at 1:00 pm
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  • Rocky Horror Fall Fundraiser

    Great Scott! It’s a Rocky Horror Fall Fundraiser! Join Out On Screen at the Twilight Drive-In Theatre for a fundraising screening of the queer favourite, The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
    Thursday 29 October 2020 at 7:00 pm
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  • Slow Dance with CampOut! Youth Shorts Program

    This sweet collection of spotlights the strength and creativity of queer youth as they move through transformative and pivotal moments […]

    Sunday 16 August 2020 at 5:00 pm
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  • Special Presentation: Ahead of the Curve

    Formerly known as Deneuve, Curve magazine is the longest running magazine run by and for lesbians, queer and bisexual women. […]

    Thursday 20 August 2020 at 7:00 pm
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  • Special Presentation: Long Time Comin’

    Black Queer Feminism is a revolutionary act. In Long Time Comin’, poet/filmmaker Dionne Brand charts the work of two Black […]

    Friday 21 August 2020 at 7:00 pm
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  • Spirit, Heart, Land: two-spirit and Indigiqueer shorts

    The short films in this program illuminate and celebrate queer Indigenaeity and Two Spirit lives, while calling to account the […]

    Saturday 22 August 2020 at 5:00 pm
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  • The Coast is Queer

    Our perennial local shorts program returns, highlighting the work of homegrown queer emerging and established filmmakers. These short films range […]

    Saturday 15 August 2020 at 7:00 pm
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  • Youth Drag Workshop

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    Prior to our Youth Gala, we are hosting an online drag makeup workshop that will get you ready to look […]

    Saturday 15 August 2020 at 3:00 pm
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  • Youth Gala: Changing the Game

    High school trans athletes fight to cross the finish line on their own terms in this inspiring documentary that follows […]

    Saturday 15 August 2020 at 5:00 pm
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