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Vancouver Queer Film Festival

 
  • August 10 - August 20
  • Various theatres
  • Vancouver, BC
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Thursday August 10 - Sunday August 20, 2017

Various Theatres, Vancouver

The 11-day festival, now in its 29th year, is the largest queer arts event in Western Canada and the second-largest film festival in Vancouver. Last year's festival broke audience attendance records, drawing over 14,000 attendees and showcasing over 70 films from 20 countries. Films explored the stories of local queer heroes and Two-Spirit lives, and featured a Black Lives Matter spotlight.

The 2017 festival will kick off with I Dream in Another Language (Sueño en Otro Idioma) from Mexico's celebrated Contreras brothers — director Ernesto and screenwriter Carlos. I Dream in Another Language, which recently took home the "Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic" at this year's Sundance Film Festival, tells the tale of a young linguist who travels to a remote village in Mexico to research and document a disappearing indigenous language.

Exciting additions to the 2017 lineup include a series of documentaries highlighting the leadership of transgender people of colour, such as Jacqueline Gares' FREE CeCe and David France's The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson. Love stories sweeten the big screen with Fathers, a Thai drama about a gay couple raising their adopted son, and Signature Move, a rom-com chronicling the dating follies of a Pakistani lesbian amateur wrestler.

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.

For tickets and more information please visit queerfilmfestival.ca

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