Starting November 20, 2020, the full program will be available to stream until December 20, 2020.
There are Black Queer people in the future. Black filmmakers graciously insert imagery that allows us to dream past our present circumstances. The power of Black imagination to transform our ordinaries into boundless visions of freedom, writing speculative fictions of the world saves and inspires us all. Black invention through film allows viewers to wonder and envision other ways of being.
From time travel to daydreaming, Black To The Future is an ode to Black filmmakers daring to write us into an Afrofuturist existence, serving unbridled joy, humor, love, magic, and escapism. Through their work, filmmakers reshape our sense of what can be, sharing the radical capacity of Black thought and contributing to our collective superpowers. To Black futures in film and Beyond!
Post-Program Q&A: Interview with director Kyisha Williams on Black Futurism and imagination. The Q&A will be a pre-recorded panel available on Cinesend with purchase of a ticket through Elevent.
The Vancouver Queer Festival is a vibrant space for queer arts, culture, and community. It showcases dynamic and thought-provoking films from British Columbian filmmakers as well as other Canadian and international directors and storytellers.
The Festival curates films which contextualize and celebrate queer lives and experiences and prioritize foregrounding diverse identities in our communities, including narratives from trans people, queer people of colour, and Indigenous people. It is Western Canada’s largest queer arts event.