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.