Pride weekend is in full swing this weekend in Vancouver, and we hope everyone is having a fabulous time!!! After that great celebration starts another one, The Vancouver Queer Film Festival August 9th-19th 2018. The theme this year is ‘To the Moon and Back’
We are always happy to be asked to be a Community Partner and to once again have a partner screening. Let’s introduce you to this year’s film, playing Friday August 10 at 7pm at the International Village. The Director Sook-Yin Lee will be in attendance for a Q& A after the film!!! Tickets available now.
Run time: 88 min
On the same day Tyler is fired from her dead-end job, she learns her estranged father, Octavio, has passed away. All her life, Tyler’s overbearing mother has lead her to believe her father wanted nothing to do with her, but after a strained meeting with Octavio’s lawyer, Tyler finds herself in possession of his decrepit and eccentric apartment—an apartment that both scares her and compels her to change her life.
Directed by the multi-talented Sook-Yin Lee a filmmaker, musician, actor, visual artist, dance-maker, and radio & TV broadcaster. The former MuchMusic VJ is a three-time Gabriel Award-winning radio and TV broadcaster know for her personal storytelling program DNTO on CBC Radio One, and the podcast Sleepover. She starred in John Cameron Mitchell’s groundbreaking movie Shortbus, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Year of the Carnivore, Leeʼs debut feature as writer-director, stars Cristin Milioti and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. She is in the band JOOJ with albums on Last Gang Records/eONE Music Canada. – I remember her from the band Bob’s your Uncle 🙂
Hope to see you there!
Instagram & Twitter: @queerfilmfest
Vancouver Queer Film Festival is almost upon us! Running August 10-20, 2017, this years festival theme is ‘LOVE. RESIST.’ #VQFF2017
We are once again delighted to be a Community Partner, and thank Out on Screen and the festival organizers for having us.
We have a great little block of shorts for our partnered film(s) this year! Really looking forward to seeing them.
9:30pm, Friday August 11, at the International Village
Tonight It’s You
Dominc Haxton/ USA / 18min
A late night on a hook-up app leads CJ to a backwoods farmhouse.
Blake Mawson/ Canada / 15min
-Russian w/ English Subtitles
Pyotr is online catfished by a violent anti-gay group, but he has a diabolical surprise of his own for his attackers.
The Night Cleaner
Blair Fukumura/ Canada / 5min
The Cleaner at Canada’s busiest bath house has some harrowing work to do.
Sauna the Dead – A fairy Tale
Tom Frederic/ UK / 21Min
The men at this sauna are hungry…really hungry! Who will live to see the dawn? Who will still find a hook-up in the midst of a zombie outbreak?
Instagram & Twitter: @queerfilmfest
The Annual Vancouver Film Festival is right around the corner! This August 11 – 21, 2016.
We are proud to be a community partner, and thank the festival organizers and Out on Screen for having us.
Our partnered film this year is:
Women Who Kill:
Commitment phobic Morgan and her ex-girlfriend Jean, hosts of a female serial killer-centric podcast, still show all the signs of being a couple. But everything changes when Morgan falls hard and fast for the mysterious Simone, who may or may not be a killer.
The film had it’s World premier at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival and has won Best Screenplay at both the Tribeca Film Festival and Outfest in LA
Writer/ Director Ingrid Jungermann will be in attendance!
Playing Saturday August 13 at 6:45pm at Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinema
Twitter and Instagram: Queerfilmfest #VQFF2016
Congratulations to all of our wonderful our winners this week in our “Raid 2” Facebook contest! We gave away five double-passes to the advance screening (this March 31st at Vancouver’s International Village) of Raid 2 – the sequel to the 2012 action extravaganza The Raid: Redemption. Both films were written & directed by British/Indonesian filmmaker Gareth Evans. We want to give a huge thanks to eOne Films in Canada for providing the passes, and an extended thanks to Rue Morgue out there in Ontario. If you’re reading this and thinking, “what contest?!?”, then we cordially invite you to like our Facebook page, where we post crazy things like this Raid 2 contest.
The film opens in theatres April 11th.