Announcing Out On Screen’s new Artistic Director

September 23, 2022

We are excited to welcome Charlie Hidalgo (he/him) to the Out On Screen team as our new permanent Artistic Director starting September 26, 2022!

Charlie Hidalgo is a Colombian-Canadian film curator, trans media consultant, filmmaker, and a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Producer Lab. He is committed to combatting the erasure of 2SLGBTQIA+ BIPOC identities in the media by curating and creating stories that question culture and empower queer and trans BIPOC communities. His work has screened at TIFF, SXSW, Slamdance, BFI, VIFF, Inside Out, Outfest, and NewFest Film Festivals. He has programmed for Urbanworld, Slamdance, Cucalorus, Tribeca, Inside Out, Outfest, NewFest, and Athena Film Festivals.

“I’m honoured to join Out On Screen as the Artistic Director. I look forward to collaborating with the team to curate an unforgettable 35th anniversary Vancouver Queer Film Festival, and to expand the dynamic, inclusive, and impactful programming for our communities.” – Charlie Hidalgo, Artistic Director

“I am very excited for Charlie to join our team at this pivotal moment for Out On Screen and for the arts sector in general. More than ever are we in need of strong and uplifting artistic visions, and I know Charlie is up for the task. I hope you’ll welcome him warmly to Vancouver!” – Brandon Yan, Executive Director

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