Opening Weekend at VQFF
Winner 2017 Audience Choice at Sundance
Now that a fabulous Pride is done, and with just a few days to catch your second wind, it’s time for another huge Vancouver LGBTQ2+ Festival. The 29th Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) kicks off today with the festival’s opening feature, I Dream in Another Language.
The award winning film will take you on a long standing feud that despite seeming irreconcilable, gives way to a long lost love story.
Aug 10, 7 PM, Vancouver Playhouse, and Aug 12, 4 PM Cineplex International Village.
The Opening Gala follows the festival’s first screening at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.
Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall
VQFF‘s Youth Gala will surely inspire queer, trans, and allied youth, as well as those young at heart. Talented YouTube and Broadway sensation, Todrick Hall, launches his full scale original musical Straight Outta Oz. Director, Katherine Fairfax delivers a film that documents Hall’s journey from behind the scenes.
Behind the Curtain offers an intimate look into the creative process and tells an artist’s coming-of-age story at the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality.
Aug 12, 7 PM SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
The Troublemakers Film Project: Troubemakers 2.0
Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Reel Youth, and Love Intersection have teamed up for a matchmaking project pairing aspiring youth filmmakers and troublemaking seniors.
The Troublemakers are: Javier Barajas, Natasha Barsotti, Josie Boyce, Roger Chin, Dave Decarlo, John Dub, Fatima Jaffer, Veronique Noelle, Keith Oberding, and Kasey Reese.
Youth: Heather Addison, Mohamed Ibrahim Ali, Desaraigh Byers, Kweegay iiwans, Ruby Liu, Drew Neil Leitz, Amar Mangat, Han Pham, Shanelle Sham, Sabrina Guzman Skotnitsky, Pieta Rupia, and Moe Yang.
Aug 12, 9:30 PM, SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Davie Village Post is proud to be a Media Partner for the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, and proud to be a screening sponsor for Dream Boat.
Aug 13, 9 PM, Cineplex International Village