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Sponsors

Thank you to our generous partners! If you would like to join our family of corporate supporters, please send us an email.

Community Partners

Our Community Partners are essential to animating the Festival and connecting us to our broader queer communities. We have partnered with local non-profit organizations and community groups to raise awareness, create opportunities to build social connection and engage people in changes to get involved in the issues that matter to them. Community partners help connect their membership to Festival events that align with their goals or interests. In return, we offer opportunities to cross-promote, promote events or calls to action. Their service and capacities range in size and can include educational, recreational or support resources. Check out their descriptions below and head to their websites for more information.

If you would like to become a Community Partner with the Festival, send us an email with “New Community Partner” as the subject. We can’t wait to connect!

CampOUT
CampOUT
CampOUT! is a social justice summer camp for queer, trans, Two-Spirit, questioning, and allied youth ages 14-21 from across BC & the Yukon.
DOXA
DOXA
DOXA is presented by The Documentary Media Society, a Vancouver based non-profit, charitable society (incorporated in 1998) devoted to presenting independent and innovative documentaries to Vancouver audiences. The society exists to educate the public about documentary film as an art form through DOXA Documentary Film Festival, a curated and juried festival comprised of public screenings, panel discussions, public forums and educational programs. The 17th annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival will take place May 3 thru 13, 2018. The Motion Pictures Film Series is DOXA’s year-round programming initiative that offers screenings of some of the world’s most outstanding documentaries to communities around the Lower Mainland. The 2017-2018 season marks the eighth edition of the series.
HiM
HiM
Health Initiative for Men is dedicated to strengthening the health and well-being of gay men. We involve and engage gay men to improve foundations of their physical, sexual, social and mental health through research-based, community-minded, volunteer-driven activities. Our materials and programs are for adults and deal with gay sexuality positively and explicitly.
Indian Summer Festival
Indian Summer Festival
Indian Summer Festival is a contemporary multi-arts festival that takes place over ten days every July in Vancouver, Canada. To all of us at Indian Summer, the festival really is a model for the kind of society we’d like to see. A society that is creative, diverse, inclusive and innovative. As the world builds more and more walls and as societies get suspicious and afraid of people who don’t look like them and think like them, we believe in the transformative power of the arts and the festival is our way of reaffirming these beliefs. From novelists to Grammy Award-winning musicians, international visionaries to oral storytellers, Indian Summer Festival has presented emerging artists as well as Nobel, Booker, Grammy and Oscar prize nominees on its stages.
InFocus Film School
InFocus Film School
InFocus Film School is an independent film school built on the premise of providing an accelerated education in film arts. InFocus now offers intensive programs in dramatic and documentary film, visual effects, compositing, and screenwriting for film and TV. They are one of Vancouver’s premier centres for excellence in film. Our mix of international and domestic students creates a diverse and exciting atmosphere that is reflected in the quality and breadth of films produced. InFocus' mission is to provide superior film education through accelerated, hands on learning and encourage students to grow as visual storytellers.
PFLAG
PFLAG
We provide support for all family members and friends. We work to create an environment of understanding so our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender children can live with dignity and respect. We are proud of Vancouver's chapter, and its tradition of helping parents, friends, and families understand their gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer loved ones.
PuSh Festival
PuSh Festival
The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is Vancouver’s signature mid-winter festival presenting contemporary works of theatre, dance, music and multimedia by acclaimed artists from around the world. The next edition of the PuSh Festival takes place January 2019.
QMUNITY
QMUNITY
QMUNITY is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives. We provide a safer space for LGBTQ2S+ people and their allies to fully self-express while feeling welcome and included. Our building serves as a catalyst for community initiatives and collective strength. QMUNITY's mission is to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives through services, connection and leadership.
VAFF
VAFF
VAFF is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the diversity and depth of Asian culture and identity in film and media, and to help North American Asian actors and filmmakers more authentically and more powerfully define and express themselves on screen. Through its annual film festival and many other programs and events hosted in Vancouver, VAFF’s mission is to be the “go-to” forum for the public and the film industry to engage in and support the rise of Asian influence in film and media in the world. VAFF envisions a world where North American Asian actors and filmmakers have the resources and opportunities to shape mainstream culture in a powerful and positive way.
Vancouver Frontrunners
Vancouver Frontrunners
Vancouver Frontrunners are a local running, walking and social club who provide a safe and welcoming environment for the LGBTQ+ community and their friends. They meet twice a week, cater to people of all abilities, and it’s free to try them out.
VIFF
VIFF
Founded in 1982, The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society is a not-for-profit cultural organization that operates the internationally acclaimed Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and the year-round programming of the Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre. We produce screenings, talks and events as a catalyst for a diverse community to discover, discuss and share the creativity and craft of storytelling on screen.
Vancouver Pride Society
Vancouver Pride Society
Vancouver Pride Society strives to produce inclusive, celebratory events, and advocate for LGBTQAI2S+ communities through an intersectional lens.
Women In Film and Television Vancouver
Women In Film and Television Vancouver
Women In Film and Television Vancouver (WIFTV) is a member driven, not-for-profit society, which addresses systemic barriers to women’s equal participation in the production and dissemination of screen-based media. We approach our goals by working with a range of partners to increase funding, employment, and promotional opportunities for those identifying as women. We offer professional skill-based training, and create opportunities to further women-led projects. We present and publicly celebrate the achievement of women in screen-based media, primarily, but not exclusively, through The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival.
Urban Native Youth Association
Urban Native Youth Association
Urban Native Youth Association is the centre of Indigenous youth excellence, supporting youth on their journeys by amplifying and celebrating their voices.
Vancouver Comic Arts Festival
Vancouver Comic Arts Festival
VanCAF is The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival. It is a two-day celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, including an exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of creators from around the world. Other Festival events include readings, panels and workshops. Since 2012, VanCAF has been held at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Moniker Press
Moniker Press
Moniker Press is a risograph publishing studio that works collaboratively with artists and writers to produce small editions of books, zines and print ephemera.
What’s On! Queer BC
What’s On! Queer BC
What’s On! Queer BC is an online magazine and events calendar listing queer news and events happening in the BC Lower Mainland. These include events by and for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Two-spirit and Intersex communities in Metro Vancouver, The Sea to Sky and Fraser Valley as well as BC Islands and BC Interior.
Stratagem
Stratagem
Stratagem is a virtual conference and digital resource hub on equity, inclusion and justice.
MENA Festival
MENA Festival
Every year Vancouver plays host to dozens of film festivals: local and international; big-budget and grassroots. Taken together they would represent the panorama of Vancouver’s cultural life. In spite of its strong economic and cultural roots, one demographic is missing in action, and - as far as the local film circuit goes - has been absent for too long: members of the Middle Eastern and North African community. The purpose of MENA is to fill that space with the voices of filmmakers and artists-local and national, young and established-who identify as part of the larger Canadian-Middle Eastern community. MENA aims to provide a stage for emerging artists and new voices to share their work, open a space for dialogue and celebrate our place in the Canadian media landscape.
Cinephile UBC
Cinephile UBC
The University of British Columbia's film journal.
Rainbow Refugee
Rainbow Refugee
Founded in 2000, Rainbow Refugee is a Vancouver based community group that supports people seeking refugee protection in Canada because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression (SOGIE) or HIV status.Founded in 2000, Rainbow Refugee is a Vancouver based community group that supports people seeking refugee protection in Canada because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression (SOGIE) or HIV status.
Queer Arts Festival
Queer Arts Festival
The Pride in Art Society (PiA) produces, presents and exhibits with a curatorial vision favouring challenging, thought-provoking work that pushes boundaries and initiates dialogue, including through the Queer Arts Festival (QAF), an annual, professional, artist-run, multidisciplinary festival and SUM Gallery. PiA brings diverse communities together to support artistic risk-taking, incite creative collaboration and experimentation and celebrate the rich heritage of queer artists and art. We harness the visceral power of the arts to inspire recognition, respect and visibility of people who transgress gender and sexual norms.
Vancouver Film School
Vancouver Film School
Vancouver Film School is a private entertainment arts school in Vancouver, BC. Founded in 1987, it has achieved international recognition. VFS offers 15 signature post-secondary programs — spanning every aspect of the entertainment arts — that are developed and taught by award-winning industry professionals. Each program’s intensive curriculum evolves along with demands of the industry, and the best, current industry practices.
Storyhive
Storyhive
Since 2013, STORYHIVE has funded productions and supported emerging filmmakers with mentorship and support from the National Screen Institute, bringing hundreds of films to life online and around the world.
Vancouver Art Book Fair
Vancouver Art Book Fair
Free and open to the public, VABF is a multi-day celebration of artists’ publishing featuring over one hundred local, national and international publishers, as well as a diverse line-up of programs, performances and artists’ projects. Featured artists travel to Vancouver from across Canada and the globe, and produce everything from books, magazines, zines and printed ephemera to digital, performative or other experimental forms of publication. Canada’s first art book fair, VABF is the longest-running international art book fair in the country and on the West Coast. In 2019 the event is anticipated to attract more than 5,000 visitors from across the Greater Vancouver Area and beyond.
Art Gallery at Evergreen Cultural Centre
Art Gallery at Evergreen Cultural Centre
Serving the Tri-Cities for over twenty years, the Art Gallery at Evergreen engages visitors through curated exhibitions, activated by public programs and dynamic school workshops. The AGE focuses on contemporary art and ideas explored by professional artists working in all mediums. We believe that art is integral to the fabric of daily life and seek opportunities to connect people with artists and the creative process.