We are thrilled to announce filmmaker and multimedia artist Thirza Cuthand as our Visiting Artist in Residence.

Thirza Cuthand (Plains Cree, Scot) has been making short experimental narrative videos and films about sexuality, madness, youth, love, and race since 1995. She is a prolific and well-travelled artist, having screened films at dozens of festivals across the world, including New York City, Sao Paolo, Toronto (Hot Docs and ImagineNATIVE), San Francisco, Los Angeles, Germany, and right here at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

Thirza was the first Indigenous artist to curate an entirely two-spirit program at the Festival, Indigiqueer in 2005. Festies will remember Thirza’s films 2 Spirit Introductory Special $19.99 (2016) and Two Spirit Dreamcatcher Dot Com (2017). Thirza returns to the Festival this year with an artist-in-conversation screening delving deep into her 20 years of film work. And stay tuned for a future surprise engagement with Thirza at the Festival!

Thirza’s visit is generously supported by Vancity.