What We Do
Fairy Tales Presentation Society is a not-for-profit, charitable organization located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We celebrate local and national queer artists and share diverse stories based in film. Our artistic endeavors strive to provide a safe and respectful venue for members of all communities to celebrate queer culture across the LGBTTQA spectrum, as well as including those who subscribe to culturally, politically, artistically, and otherwise alternative and innovative ways of contributing to society.
We create engaging social experiences through representative film, and utilize queer film as a vehicle for discussion and social change in our communities. We are passionate about bringing these experiences to Albertans and visitors, sharing the joy of live cinema events, and queer representation on the big screen.
The Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival began in 1999, emerging out of a growing need in our community for queer-focused stories on the big screen. We incorporated in 2004, gained charitable status in 2006, and since then, have expanded our programming to offer a diverse range of year-round programs, as well as establishing ourselves as the largest queer film festival in Canada outside of Toronto and Vancouver.