Vancouver Queer Film Fest 2017 Submissions Now Open
December 13, 2016
Want to screen your work at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival next year? The Vancouver Queer Film Festival invites filmmakers to submit short or feature-length film or video for consideration.

The VQFF seeks work in all genres that confronts stereotypes, pushes boundaries and strives for change, arouses and tantalizes, and above all, highlights the tremendous diversity of queer artists, locally, nationally and internationally.

Each August, they showcase the best shorts made in British Columbia in a much-celebrated showcase, The Coast is Queer.

Awards & Prizes

All films selected for the Festival are eligible for the following awards:

  • OUTtv People’s Choice Awards for Best Feature ($750)
  • OUTtv People’s Choice Awards for Best Short ($500)

BC artists with a short film in the festival are eligible for:

  • Gerry Brunet Memorial Award for Best BC short ($2,500 value) supported by Su Craik and Lisa Heddema and Directors Guild of Canada-BC.

The VQFF presents over 75 films each year, including short and feature-length documentaries, narrative, and experimental works. They also host workshops, discussions, parties, and performances.


Creative BC is a Festival Funder of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

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