The Coast is Genderqueer

The Festival is proud to present our first short film program that showcases local transgender, genderfluid, and non-binary stories. With an emphasis on youth on screen and emerging filmmakers behind the camera, these BC-made shorts depict expansive expressions of gender through animation, experimentation, and artful documentation. This program is as visually alluring as it is critically engaging, demonstrating the powerful overlap between art and activism.

Total running time: 45 min
Directors in attendance

The Coast is Genderqueer shorts series will be preceded by 2018 Vancouver GSA student films: Q, by Prince of Wales Secondary School; Gender Non Conforming Me, by David Thompson Secondary; and Spirit, by Britannia Secondary.


Flash Flood

Alli MacKay / Canada / 2017 / 6 min


Mike Hooves / Canada / 2017 / 5 min

The Decision of Riley

Yue Xie / Canada / 2017 / 4 min


G Goletski / Canada / 2018 / 6 min


Christina Willings / Canada / 2018 / 24 min