This Thursday is the day #Festies all around the city wait for all year, the start of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF). The 2nd largest Film Festival in Vancouver brings 11 days of great films to the screen from August 11 to 21. The Vancouver Queer Film Festival brings over 80 films from 20 countries for 11 days of movies and events happening all around the city. In addition to celebrating the best in independent queer cinema the 28th edition of VQFF aims to stimulate conversation and community through through the plethora of performances, panels and workshops.
This year the VQFF shines a spotlight on Indigenous Stories and Black Lives Matter blending film with workshops, talk-back sessions, parties, bannock and more during the Festival. Watch for the Two Spirit REELness Spotlight, curated by Harlan Pruden as well as the Black Lives Matter Spotlight in collaboration with BLM Vancouver.
The Festival opens at Vancouver Playhouse with Summertime part of the Women Transforming Cinema spotlight, followed by the Opening Gala Starlight Soiree at Queen Elizabeth Plaza. Then 11 days later, the Festival closes with Kiki, also at the Playhouse followed by a the Closing Gala at The Junction.
Along the way find a plethora of other films and events including the Centrepiece Gala featuring Strike A Pose, the documentary following a collection of Madonna’s back-up dancers from the Blonde Ambition Tour with a couple of the featured artists present at the screening.
View the complete line up and buy tickets for the Vancouver Queer Film Festival at queerfilmfestival.ca or in person at Little Sisters Bookstore, Black Dog Video or at the door (based on availability) and new this year the International Village VQFF Box Office