How We Do It
Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival – is a premiere event for queer culture in Alberta for 7 days each May. The Festival screens films from around the globe, showcasing over 25 features, documentaries, and short films made by, about, or of interest to the LGBTTQA community and its supporters, featuring local, national, and international filmmakers. Fairy Tales presents the largest queer film festival in Canada outside of Toronto and Vancouver, attracting over 2000 audience members each year to our innovative programming that launches film right into the heart of our lived experiences. 17th Annual Queer Film Festival is May 22 – 30, 2015.
OUTReels – is our diversity education program. We bring an LGBT film to your community, classroom, or group, and facilitate a screening and discussion around a topic of your choosing. OUTReels is a free program where we help to identify the LGBT educational issues that your community could benefit from, provide the film, and stimulate meaningful and relevant discussion afterward.
Youth Queer Media Program (YQMP) – gives audiences the opportunity to look through the eyes of our emerging filmmakers, and gives the filmmakers the tools and resources to share their perspective. This annual program runs December – March for youth ages 16-24 and provides the time and tools to create a short film, including workshops with industry professionals in storyboarding, editing, filming, and production. The program culminates in the world premiere of the films at the Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival in May, and the opportunity for additional screenings as they arise.
Community Partnerships – This partnership program evolves and develops organically, where we join forces with other organizations throughout the year to present exciting cinematic and queer focused events. Our partners have included film festivals, queer student events at high school and university levels, and pride events.