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Out on Screen Announces Dates for the 2016 Vancouver Queer Film Festival

May 26, 2016 | News, Uncategorized

(Vancouver, BC) ~ Out On Screen is proud to present the Vancouver Queer Film Festival this summer from Thursday, August 11 to Sunday, August 21 at various theatres, including the Vancouver Playhouse, Cineplex Odeon International Village, SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, The Rio, VIFF Vancity Theatre, and more.

“The biggest event in the queer calendar, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, has now been set. Through the power of film, Out On Screen expands what we can imagine to be possible for queer, trans* and two‐spirit lives, histories, and futures. And it’s a ton of fun packed into eleven days.”
‐ Stephanie Goodwin, Executive Director

TRAILER – Waiting for B. from Videosfera on Vimeo.
Two months in line for two hours of music.

The 2016 festival will kick off with an outdoor sunset party at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza on Thursday, August 11 at 10:00pm. Exciting new additions to the growing 2016 lineup include groundbreaking, genre‐bending films such as North Mountain, by Canadian Métis director Bretten Hannam, and Waiting for B, which follows hardcore Brazilian Beyoncé fans who camp for two months prior to the pop star’s 2013 São Paulo concert.

North Mountain Trailer 2015 from Bretten Hannam on Vimeo.
North Mountain is a Two-Spirit thriller centred around an inter-generational romance between two Mi’kmaq men who are connected in an unconventional way, and bound by fate to face death.

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival celebrates the best in independent queer cinema and facilitates a unique community space through a variety of performances, panels and workshops.

The 2016 Festival is set to showcase over 80 films from 20 countries, with themes ranging from queer troublemakers, indigenous voices, and queer freedoms.

Visit the VQFF website for more details.

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About Out on Screen

Out On Screen is a charitable organization that illuminates, celebrates and advances queer lives through film, education and dialogue. The Vancouver Queer Film Festival creates a dynamic platform for queer cinema that reflects a diversity of experiences while connecting and strengthening our communities. The award‐winning Out In Schools anti‐bullying program brings age‐appropriate queer cinema into secondary school classrooms to combat homophobia and transphobia. Out On Screen is proud to be among the leaders in Canada working to create an equitable society where sexual and gender diversity are embraced.

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Creative BC is proud to be a sponsor of the VQFF.