Submissions to the 34th Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival (August 11-21, 2022) are closed

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Submission to the 34th annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival have closed.

The early-bird FREE deadline is January 31, 2022. We have extended this deadline to March 31, 2022!

After the deadline, submissions cost $15CAD. If cost is a barrier, please contact us.

Submissions close April 30, 2022. This is your chance to screen your short or feature film at one of Canada’s most prestigious queer film festivals!

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is the largest queer arts event in Western Canada. We seek work that confronts stereotypes, pushes boundaries, provokes conversation, and above all, highlights the tremendous diversity of queer artists, locally, nationally, and internationally.

The Festival presents over 100 films each year, including shorts, documentaries, fictional narratives, and experimental works. We host workshops, discussions, parties, and performances. Situated in one of the most spectacular cities in the world, we welcome visiting artists and industry professionals, and provide great opportunities for both work and play. Submit your film through FilmFreeway!


We’ve welcomed some amazing filmmakers and artists to the Festival through the years. See some of our most recent guests.


The Festival recognizes accomplished filmmakers through a variety of juried and audience awards. Learn more about our awards and recent winners.


We have more than 30 years of queer film history to help us to chart the way forward. Visit our Archive to learn more about past Festivals and the enduring legacy of queer film.