Scotiabank Super Passes on sale NOW!

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Scotiabank Super Passes on sale NOW!

A Scotiabank Super Pass is one of the best ways to get into as many screenings as your eyes can handle, plus it gets you into parties and events, so you can enjoy all that the Festival has to offer! The Pass includes your Festival membership and gives you front-of-the-line privileges. You can purchase your … Continued
Festival Dates and Key Films Announced

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Festival Dates and Key Films Announced

Out On Screen is proud to present the Vancouver Queer Film Festival this summer from Thursday, August 10 to Sunday, August 20 at various theatres, including the 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.   The 2017 … Continued
Black Lives Matter at Out On Screen

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Black Lives Matter at Out On Screen

Advancing all queer lives through film, education and dialogue At the 28th Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Out On Screen partnered with Black Lives Matter Vancouver, curating a spotlight of three films that centered the lives and stories of Black queer and trans people. This spotlight and our continued partnership with BLM-V are important to us … Continued

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New Artistic Directors Announced

Out On Screen is proud to announce the appointment of two accomplished queer artists, Anoushka Ratnarajah and Amber Dawn, to the positions of Artistic Director responsible for the curation of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival through to the 30th anniversary year in 2018 and beyond. “Looking to our 30th anniversary next year, Out On Screen’s future looks … Continued
Hiring for the 2017 Vancouver Queer Film Festival

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Hiring for the 2017 Vancouver Queer Film Festival

We’re currently hiring seasonal staff positions for the 2017 Vancouver Queer Film Festival! We’re looking for: Volunteer Coordinator (Canada Summer Jobs position) Community Box Office Assistant (Canada Summer Jobs position) Artist Liaison & Guest Relations Coordinator (Canada Summer Jobs position) Check out our job opportunities page for all the details.
Out On Screen Wins City of Vancouver Award

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Out On Screen Wins City of Vancouver Award

On February 28, 2017, Out On Screen received the City of Vancouver Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion. The award, presented by Mayor Gregor Robertson, honours Out On Screen for outstanding leadership in fostering inclusion across diverse communities through its Out in Schools program and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. The City of Vancouver … Continued

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Letter to the Revolution

This letter is written as part of the Letters to the Revolution project, which is an intersectional online platform for inspirational letters to those communities that have been targetted by the Trump administration in the United States.   Hi beautiful people,   We’re writing to you as queers in what is called Canada. It’s still difficult … Continued

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One student asking for a handshake

This November, I was lucky enough to attend a local Out in Schools presentation for a Grade 9 class. Out in Schools’ presentations are exclusively for the students and faculty of the schools visited, creating a safe space for exploration and engagement. Inviting non-essential observers to a presentation intrudes into that safe space, so very … Continued

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Making Hallways Bright is back!

  This November, I was lucky enough to attend a local Out in Schools presentation for a Grade 9 class. Out in Schools’ presentations are exclusively for the students and faculty of the schools visited, creating a safe space for exploration and engagement. Inviting non-essential observers to a presentation intrudes into that safe space, so … Continued

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Out On Screen is hiring: Operations & HR Coordinator

Do you enjoy details, film, festivals, office environments, and coming to work every day with amazing queer, trans and allied folks? Do you have a passion for changing the world through stories? Then you should apply to join us as the Operations and HR Coordinator! About Us The Vancouver Out On Screen Film & Video … Continued
Orlando by Brandon Yan

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Orlando by Brandon Yan

If you’ve heard me speak about my work at Out in Schools, you’ve probably heard me say that I have the best job in the world. It’s my job to embody Out on Screen’s mission statement to illuminate, celebrate, and advance queer lives through film, education and dialogue; to stand in front of youth to … Continued

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Out On Screen – 2016 Annual General Meeting

Please join us at our Annual General Meeting on June 1, 2016. This event is open to current voting and non-voting members of the society and starts at 7pm sharp. Please arrive early to register. All memberships purchased at the 2015 Vancouver Queer Film Festival are valid until June 30, 2016. Adult members are granted … Continued

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Out On Screen announces new Executive Director

Out On Screen has been in the midst of an executive transition. The search committee’s priority was to find a candidate who could build upon the amazing growth and development of the past 15 years as well as bring fresh new perspectives to invigorate our work. The Board of Directors is pleased to announce Stephanie … Continued

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VQFF PRESENTS – MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES

The VQFF and VIFF Vancity Theatre are thrilled to announce our new partnership presenting films outside the Festival calendar, starting with the critically-acclaimed documentary Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, May 17, 6:30pm at the Vancity Theatre. Directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, this film is the first definitive, feature length portrait of the controversial artist since his … Continued