2009 Festival Audience
Credit: Brice Ferre
What began in 1988 as a small film festival has evolved into a year-round multi-faceted queer arts organization with the following core programs:
Celebrating the best in independent queer cinema the Vancouver Queer Film Festival is Vancouver's second largest film festival and the largest queer arts event in Western Canada. The Festival hosts a variety of performances, workshops, panels, parties and more, facilitating a unique community space for 11 days each August.
This youth education program brings independent queer film into BC high schools to initiate discussions with students about school safety, homophobia and bullying.