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Out On Screen celebrates queer lives through film, education and dialogue.

We believe that film has the power to change lives and shape social landscapes.


We bring together queer film and people that represent the best of queer communities.


We host creative and accessible events that foster connections.


We spark cultural and social change.

We do this using the power of film.

You changed how I see my community. Thank you.

Grade 12 student

I feel way more confident to talk about LGBT2Q+ with others. I think this presentation helps people be more confident.

Grade 7 student

For the first time ever, I feel like I can truly be myself without being judged.

Troublemakers 2.0 participant

This is exactly the place my film needs to be screened.

VQFF2017 filmmaker

The community is what keeps you going.

Linnea, filmmaker

Get involved

There are many ways to make your mark on the future of queer film and to support the incredible diversity of voices that make up our communities.


Together, we can build a brighter, more inclusive community. By making a donation to Out On Screen, you will be supporting the work of both the Vancouver Queer Film Festival and Out In Schools. Your gift will have a transformative impact in the community and provide resources to curate innovative film programs, convene critical discussions, and catalyze social change for LGBT2Q+ people. You can change lives. Your gift will:

  • showcase the best in independent queer film from around the world
  • provide a necessary platform for voices from the margin
  • combat homophobia, transphobia, and bullying in schools
  • transform schools and the education system
  • give young people the opportunity to bring their stories to the big screen
  • create safe spaces for queer communities to connect, share and celebrate

By donating monthly, you are supporting our work year round; ensuring we are able to respond quickly and adequately to community needs as they arise here in Vancouver and across BC. DONATE NOW

Other ways to give

Parties with a purpose

What better way to support your community than by throwing a party? Fundraising events can be a great way to bring folks together in support of Out On Screen and our programs – and we can help! Review our Third Party Event agreement and get in touch to arrange your event today.

Publicly traded securities

Gifts of securities including stocks, bonds, or mutual funds can make a positive impact in your community without a negative impact on your cash needs. Speak with your financial adviser to see if this kind of gift is right for you. Donations of securities to Out On Screen are handled through our account with When you transfer stocks through Canada Helps, they will sell the stocks and issue a tax receipt to you for the full value of your gift. The funds will then be issued to Out On Screen’s charity account. We will be notified of your gift so that we may thank you personally. Donate securities by clicking one of the donation buttons below. Donate Now Through!Faire un don maintenant par! There is more information on donating securities on the CanadaHelps website. Please send us an email if you have any questions.

Leaving a gift in your will

Leaving a gift in a will is the easiest way for many people to make a significant, long-term impact in their community. You may think of Out On Screen as a charity child, or as part of your chosen family when deciding how best to create your legacy. Bequests to Out On Screen may help to alleviate the burden of taxes and fees that could otherwise reduce gifts to your other beneficiaries. When remembering Out On Screen in your will, please include our full name and Charitable Registration Number (CRN): The Vancouver Out On Screen Film & Video Society CRN: 89074 3792 RR0001 Whether you choose to leave a gift to Out On Screen in your will, or choose another method of planned gift, we encourage you to consult with your financial adviser, and family or friends, to ensure you make the best choice for your current and future financial needs. If you’d like to discuss these or any other ways of supporting Out On Screen, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


You get it. Leading companies understand the value of bold ideas, clear plans and proven results. Together, we can build a more vibrant, inclusive community. At Out On Screen, donors, sponsors, volunteers and film-lovers like you believe in a world where queer, trans, and two-spirit identities are equitably valued and represented in society and in media. By becoming a sponsor of either the Vancouver Queer Film Festival or Out in Schools, you can provide resources for us to curate innovative film programs, convene critical discussions, and catalyze social change for queer, trans, and two-spirit communities. You can change lives. Your support will:

  • showcase the best in independent queer film from around the world
  • give young people the opportunity to bring their stories to the big screen
  • build a meaningful connection between your brand and the queer community
  • create transformational change within education systems
  • create safe spaces for queer communities to connect, share and celebrate

Contact us to find out how your company can support LGBT2Q+ communities today. Download our most recent Festival Sponsorship Report | View our Sponsorship & Advertising Policy Current Vancouver Queer Film Festival Festival Sponsors | Current Out In Schools Corporate Supporters


Out On Screen owes our success to our community of supporters. Throughout the year, dedicated individuals gift their time and skills to realize our mission and facilitate the important work of increasing LGBT2Q+ representation in film and society. Year-round volunteers We’re busy year-round planning the Festival, organizing fundraising events, and coordinating the Out in Schools program. We often need help from Office Volunteers to work behind the scenes, making sure our programs have the support they need to function or Development Volunteers who provide a welcoming face for new donors to engage with. Our Programming Committee supports the work of our Artistic Directors, screening films and providing suggestions for which films speak to our diverse LGBT2Q+ communities. Festival volunteers In the lead up to the VQFF, we connect with a variety of community events to spread the word about the Festival. Our Street Team is a key component of the Festival’s promotions strategy and a group of ambassadors for Out On Screen. Volunteer Drivers help our teams get to special events before and during the Festival, and sometimes get to chauffeur VIP artists visiting Vancouver. The Festival Guide wouldn’t be a success without our Guide Copy Editors who lovingly craft the words framed by photos snapped by our Volunteer Photographers. Our Social Medialites make sure everyone is reading and tweeting about the Festival. Check out our current volunteer positions here or register below to share your skills and passions.