Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver Queer Film Festival [ONLINE]
When: August 12, 2020 - August 23, 2020
The Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) is a vibrant space for queer arts, culture, and community. It showcases dynamic and thought-provoking films from British Columbian filmmakers as well as other Canadian and international directors and storytellers.
As Western Canada’s largest queer arts event, the Festival curates films which contextualize and celebrate queer lives and experiences and prioritize foregrounding diverse identities in our communities, including narratives from trans people, queer people of colour, and Indigenous people.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 32nd annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival has adapted to an online format in order to offer at-home audiences the best in independent queer cinema along with workshops, artist Q&As, panels, parties and – most importantly – the feeling of gathering with friends and kin. Out On Screen is working hard to ensure this year’s Festival is accessible and safe for community members who are immunocompromised or part of another vulnerable sector.
Curated by Artistic Director, Anoushka Ratnarajah, the theme of this year’s Festival is “Still Here”.
SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs is proud to partner on the A Weed By Any Other Name Spotlight, which includes the films A Worm in the Heart, March for Dignity, the Outlaws shorts program, and Opening Gala: Pier Kids.
We acknowledge that this event take place on the Traditional Coast Salish Lands including the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Nations. Viewers may be watching from other territories.