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  • 1985

    Artist Q&A | Opening Gala

    In 1985, President Ronald Reagan publicly acknowledged AIDS for the first time, after more than 5,000 people in the United […]

    Thursday 09 August 2018 at 7:00 pm
    Friday 10 August 2018 at 7:00 pm
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  • A Moment in the Reeds

    Gay | Romance

    Tareq—an architect by profession who has come to Southern Finland from war-torn Syria seeking asylum—is hired by conservative Finnish widower, […]

    Tuesday 14 August 2018 at 9:30 pm
    Wednesday 15 August 2018 at 7:00 pm
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  • Al Berto

    Drama | Gay

    Poet Alberto Raposo Pidwell Tavares (pen name Al Berto) is widely acclaimed across Southern Europe for authoring nearly twenty books […]

    Tuesday 14 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Malila: The Farewell Flower

    Drama | Gay

    Former lovers, Pitch and Shane, reunite to rekindle their relationship and heal the pain of their lives through Buddhist spiritualism […]

    Saturday 18 August 2018 at 9:00 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 Queer

    Local | Short

    Our made-in-Vancouver program launched in 1997, morphed into Code V in 1999, and finally became our beloved local short film […]

    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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  • Tinta Bruta (Hard Paint)

    Gay | Romance

    In public, androgynous and socially anxious Pedro is painfully isolated and frequently bullied. In private, Pedro becomes NeonBoy, an erotic […]

    Saturday 11 August 2018 at 9:30 pm
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