Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2017 to Highlight filmmakers of Colour, Young Hearts, Intergenerations, and Indigenous cinema.
Early Bird Passes to the Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2017 will be available on July 6th, tickets on sale starting July 13th. Visit queerfilmfestival.ca.
The Festival will showcase these spotlights from August 10 – 20 at various venues throughout Vancouver. VQFF will feature over 50 films from 15 countries.
The Experiential Lens: Filmmakers of Colour shines a light on writers and directors of colour. From the sweet and humorous Signature Move (USA) and Fathers (Thailand) to the complexities of Doris Yeung’s Taxi Stories (China), and from Mexico, Ernesto Contreras’ I Dream In Another Language, audiences will appreciate the talent, skill and heart put into these films.
Queer and Trans youth are moving beyond the typical coming of age story, pushing narrative boundaries. Play The Devil (Trinidad and Tobago) goes deep into the difficulty a queer young man of colour experiences as he makes his way through the world. Free CeCe (USA) is a searing and heartfelt documentary that lifts up the young trans woman activist, CeCe McDonald.
Conversations with our elders, our peers and our futures. The Intergenerations Spotlight includes Small Talk (Taiwan), The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (USA), and Antonette (Canada). Many of the films in this spotlight will feature the lives of local elders. Two more Canadian films in this spotlight are The March Sweater Project and Stay Gold: Man Up, which feature people from Vancouver.
The spotlight is a tribute to Two-Spirit role models and other indigenous queer filmmakers. Kuma Hina (USA/Fiji), returns to the VQFF as a full length documentary. Indigifemme (a term gifted to the program by Gitxan artist Jessica Wood) honours the many facets of indigenous and Two-Spirit femme identities and experiences. This spotlight will include new shorts from Dana Claxton, Thirza Cuthand, Shelly Niro, Kent Monkman, and Gail Maurice. Expect live performances by local multidisciplinary artists.
Vancouver Queer Film Festival brings you the best in international queer cinema. With an increase in local films, showcasing the wide breadth of intersectional identities and talents from Vancouver.
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