Win Vancouver Queer Film Festival Tickets

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The 27th annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival is coming up August 13th-23rd at the Vancouver Playhouse, Cineplex Odeon International Village and SFU Woodwards. Celebrating the best in independent queer cinema, this is the largest queer arts event in Western Canada and the second-largest film festival in Vancouver.

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Over 80 films will be showcased from 20 countries, with themes ranging from transgender trailblazers to spectacular queer con artists. The festival also includes a variety of performances, panels and workshops.

VQFF2015This year’s festival celebrates a resounding collection of home-brewed queer films from the local, edgy documentary Bearded Ladies: The Photography of Rosamond Norbury by Sharon McGowan (Better Than Chocolate), to All Yours, which tackles the realities of the gay-for-pay industry, emotional labour and loneliness, and the bilingual drama What We Have (Ce qu’on a) to Portrait of a Serial Monogamist, a Torontonian queer coming-of-middle-age film that ignites laughter and tears with the most affecting lesbian cat funeral. Also featured at the festival is a tailor-made archival program, Still Not Over It: 70 Years of Queer Canadian Film, and the arrival of a signature new comedic talent in the film Guidance.

In conjunction with Out in Schools, this year’s festival invites youth to indulge in a summer of cinema. Reflecting on global queer youth culture and LGBTQ community activism, this brave and deep collection of films reflects the path already travelled and inspires hope for the journey ahead. From the Youth Shorts Program Bright Eyes, Queer Hearts to the queerlands of Brooklyn with Naz & Maalik to the sacrifices people make for love in Those People and How to Win at Checkers (Every Time), this year’s lineup is a spectacular summer treat.

Adding some spice to the Vancouver Queer Film Festival and proving once again that some of the best queer cinema comes from Latin America, selections from Mexico, Chile, Venezuela and Brazil bring together common themes of birth family and chosen family blended with a wryly-humourous approach to assessing one’s place in the world. Find the full schedule online and you can also download the PDF program guide.

Tickets are on sale now. Follow the Vancouver Queer Film Festival on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information.

Win Vancouver Queer Film Festival Tickets

I have 6 film tickets to give away (to your choice of VQFF film) as well as a pair of tickets to the festival’s opening gala party on August 13th! Here’s how you can enter to win:

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      I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:00pm on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

Update The winner is Brenda!

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  1. ShellyWednesday, July 22nd, 2015 — 3:03pm PDT

    Would love to go!

  2. GraceWednesday, July 22nd, 2015 — 4:22pm PDT

    I’d love to check out out the festival again!

  3. Leanne SWednesday, July 22nd, 2015 — 4:43pm PDT

    I’d love to go.

  4. MK LowWednesday, July 22nd, 2015 — 4:59pm PDT

    One of my favourite festivals of the year!

  5. RobertWednesday, July 22nd, 2015 — 6:30pm PDT

    I go every year. I bought a pass last year and really indulged. It got a little crazy though. I did like 10 films in five days. Independent film is so much richer than most of the stuff that comes out of the big studios!

  6. BennyWednesday, July 22nd, 2015 — 9:36pm PDT

    Would love to go the the Film Fest this year!

  7. susannahThursday, July 23rd, 2015 — 10:52am PDT

    Can never afford to do cool stuff like this. Would love the chance to attend!

  8. deeFriday, July 24th, 2015 — 2:20pm PDT

    clubs my daughter wants to join next year: GSA and film

  9. JasonFriday, July 24th, 2015 — 3:13pm PDT

    This Film Fest would be interesting.

  10. AllenFriday, July 24th, 2015 — 6:36pm PDT

    I’ve always wanted to go to the film festival. This year I set a goal to try and achieve as many ‘firsts’ as possible. First time going to Capilano Suspension Bridge, first time going to a Zumba class, etc. Would love to add ‘first time at a film festival I’ve always wanted to go to’ to my list 🙂

  11. BonnieFriday, July 24th, 2015 — 8:42pm PDT

    There are always some interesting films at Queer Film Fest.

  12. DestinyFriday, July 24th, 2015 — 10:12pm PDT

    I want to go

  13. BrendaFriday, July 24th, 2015 — 11:21pm PDT

    I have never been and would love to check out some new films

  14. Ariel CSaturday, July 25th, 2015 — 11:31am PDT

    yes please!

  15. TimTuesday, July 28th, 2015 — 12:45pm PDT

    Sounds like a lot of fun!

  16. MargaretWednesday, July 29th, 2015 — 10:08pm PDT

    I so look forward to this film festival every year! One of these years, I will take the whole 10 days off and attend films all day every day! That is the dream…

  17. Jeffrey DeanThursday, July 30th, 2015 — 6:05am PDT

    Thanks for the Compilation of Events, makes it easier to find something to do! I’d love to go to QFF again

  18. CUI YI LIUThursday, July 30th, 2015 — 11:19am PDT

    Thank you!

  19. MaryThursday, July 30th, 2015 — 11:38am PDT

    We’d love to go to the gala!

  20. LanaThursday, July 30th, 2015 — 5:43pm PDT

    I have never attended this kind of event, would love to go!

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