The Vancouver Out On Screen Film and Video Society develops and supports programs that advance queer communities through education and cultural expression.
About OUT ON SCREEN
What began in 1988 as a small film festival has evolved into a year-round multi-faceted queer arts organization with the following core programs:
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Celebrating the best in independent queer cinema the Vancouver Queer Film Festival is Vancouver's second largest film festival. The Festival hosts a variety of performances, workshops, and parties; facilitating a unique community space for 11 days each August.
Out in Schools
Out in Schools engages youth through film in the promotion of safer and more diverse learning environments, free from homophobia and bullying. Homophobia and bullying are serious issues facing today's youth, particularly queer youth. By bringing queer films to local high schools to facilitate discussion with youth on bullying, homophobia and stereotypes, we give youth a safer space to explore these issues.