The 27th annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival concluded with a closing gala, featuring a screening of the queer sports documentary Game Face, on August 23 at the Vancouver Playhouse.
Over 70 films from 21 countries were screened over the 11 days of the festival.
A number of awards were announced as the festival wrapped up.
The Gerry Brunet Memorial Award for Best Short Film Made in B.C. went to director Anna Ngo for "Dissonance", an animated tale about a transgender male outcast by his community. An honourable mention was given to Wes Chew's "Polarity", which follows two friends on a road trip to the city.
Meanwhile, OUTtv People’s Choice Award for Best Short went to Vancouver filmmaker David C. Jones for "Same Boat" about a lesbian couple who run a bed and breakfast.
OUTtv People’s Choice Award for Best Feature went to South Korean director July Jung for her intense drama A Girl At My Door, starring Sense8's Doona Bae as a lesbian policewoman who tries to help an abused female teenager but is accused of pedophilia.
The film screened at the festival's centerpiece gala where Jung, who participated in a Q&A session, revealed that Bae and her costar Kim Sae-ron believed in the project so strongly that they worked on it without pay.