Vancouver Queer Film Festival Tickets: Win Tickets

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The Vancouver Queer Film Festival (“VQFF”) has released its complete festival lineup for the 11-day festival, taking place August 10-20. Curated by Artistic Directors Amber Dawn and Anoushka Ratnarajah, more than 50 films will be featured along with 7 visiting filmmakers/directors, 19 local directors, and numerous local performing artists and free events, in addition to parties and talkback sessions.

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

When: August 10-20, 2017
Tickets: For sale online starting July 13th
Where: Vancouver Playhouse, Cineplex Odeon International Village, SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, VIFF’s Vancity Theatre and a new Festival venue, the York Theatre on Commercial Drive.

vqffVQFF opens at the Vancouver Playhouse with the 2017 Sundance Award-winning film, I Dream in Another Language (Sueño en Otro Idioma). Following this screening is the Festival’s Opening Gala Party, which will take place under the stars at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza and celebrate the many ways our fabulous and diverse communities love and resist.

This year’s Festival will feature an in-person talkback with New York-based filmmaker Jac Gares, who directed this year’s Centrepiece Gala Film, FREE CeCe!. Co-produced with Laverne Cox, FREE CeCe! boldly confronts the epidemic of violence against trans women of colour, and uplifts the story of CeCe McDonald, who survived a racist, transphobic attack in Minneapolis in 2011.


The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is also thrilled to host Doris Yeung, writer, director and executive producer of Taxi Stories, the most ambitious film of the Festival, filmed in three countries and featuring a mostly non-actor cast. In addition, VQFF audience members will be joined by Philippines filmmaker Samantha Lee, whose film, Maybe Tomorrow (Baka Bukas), won the Audience Choice Award at the Cinema One Originals Festival in Manila; and New York City poet and author, t’ai freedom ford, whose work is featured in The Revival: Women and the Word.

Visiting Canadian talent includes Pakistani-Canadian film and television actress, writer and producer, Fawzia Mirza, for the screening of Signature Move; emerging filmmaker Francis Luta, who will speak with audiences after his film Project Gelb; and award-winning writer, playwright, performer and filmmaker, Steen Starr, whose short documentary Older than What? tells the story of twelve queer and trans elders responding to ten questions about aging, visibility, and social change.

Festival favourite The Coast is Queer, an evening dedicated to local talent, will screen on Friday, August 18 at the York Theatre. Featuring nine stellar short films from some of BC’s most standout emerging and established filmmakers, our annual local programming covers documentaries, romance, fantasy, and drama.

Finally, the Festival’s Artist in Residence for 2017 is the prolific and multi-talented Vivek Shraya. The filmmaker, visual artist, musician, and author will spend the Festival’s opening weekend with audiences at events featuring a breadth of work from her diverse portfolio.

The complete Festival lineup can also be viewed online »

The VQFF is presented by Out On Screen, a charitable organization that illuminates, celebrates and advances queer lives through film, education and dialogue. Follow the Vancouver Queer Film Festival on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Win Tickets

I have 3 pairs of tickets to give away to a lucky Miss604 reader so that they can enjoy the festival. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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The tickets are good for any film but are subject to availability. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

Update The winner is Susannah!

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17 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Shelley ButcherThursday, July 13th, 2017 — 2:57am PDT

    I would love to win this prize!

  2. GraceThursday, July 13th, 2017 — 9:25am PDT

    Would love to go to VQFF!

  3. JazzyThursday, July 13th, 2017 — 11:17am PDT

    This would be a great experience!

  4. MK LowThursday, July 13th, 2017 — 1:36pm PDT

    This would be amazing! I look forward to VQFF every year.

  5. AruThursday, July 13th, 2017 — 6:12pm PDT

    Would love to see VQFF. Sounds Exciting

  6. Bonnie Y.Thursday, July 13th, 2017 — 7:55pm PDT

    Always some great movies at Vancouver’s Queer Film festival.

  7. TammyThursday, July 13th, 2017 — 10:10pm PDT

    Lots of fun…would love to win!

  8. L.M.SFriday, July 14th, 2017 — 8:31am PDT

    There are always some wonderful films on at VQFF

  9. JJFriday, July 14th, 2017 — 9:03am PDT

    Fab Films with Fab Peeps = Fab Times!

  10. AllyFriday, July 14th, 2017 — 10:01am PDT

    Love the VQFF!

  11. ValerieFriday, July 14th, 2017 — 2:19pm PDT

    I heard FREECeCe is awesome!

  12. Jack ValiantSaturday, July 15th, 2017 — 12:18am PDT

    c u there Ms 604

  13. Janet JonesSaturday, July 15th, 2017 — 1:40am PDT

    Yep I love the visual in Vancouver!

  14. Jason BSaturday, July 15th, 2017 — 11:56pm PDT

    Fantastic prize.

  15. SusannahSunday, July 16th, 2017 — 10:35am PDT

    Love the Queer Film Festival. So many cool stories.

  16. SarahMonday, July 17th, 2017 — 11:39am PDT

    A great opportunity to educate and entertain. I’d love to bring my friend!

  17. Ray KooTuesday, July 18th, 2017 — 4:18am PDT

    I would love this!

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