FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: April 11

StandStill

A sister feels stuck in the middle between supporting her gay brother in expressing his sexual identity, and considering the viewpoint of her Catholic parents. They say they accept their son's homosexuality, but do not approve of him being in a same-sex relationship.

The Colour of Our Feathers

In a world where gender dictates fashion, sixteen-year-old Vanessa Saccone finds her own unique expression of identity through style and photography.

The Giant Carrot

A mouse is chased by a cat who is chased by a dog, who is chased by a little girl, who is scolded by her grandmother, who is rebuked by her grandpa, who is making soup and needs a carrot...

No dialogue

Under the Rainbow

This documentary features Shawnee Gaffney, a queer high school student facing family rejection, hunger, and homelessness. After being thrown out of her home, she finds herself couch-surfing with strangers and living a life of daily insecurity and vulnerability. It is through Shawnee’s story of resilience, combined with insights from service providers and researchers, that we learn of the many root causes that contribute to the high incidence of poverty in queer and trans communities in BC. 

Note: Filmmakers and cast will be in attendence for the Talent Lab screening only, to participate in a post-screening discussion with the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition.

The Community Sponsor for this progam is Out on Screen.

Wind & Tree

This hand drawn animation portrays the love that develops between Wind and Tree. To find a way to be together, they must sacrifice everything.

Awards: Ottawa International Animation Festival 2013 – Best Canadian Student Short

No dialogue

Wind & Tree

This hand drawn animation portrays the love that develops between Wind and Tree. To find a way to be together, they must sacrifice everything.

Awards: Ottawa International Animation Festival 2013 – Best Canadian Student Short

No dialogue

Yodeling Farmer

In a wooden folk art universe, a crude Internet search takes the viewer on a ride down the information super railroad, exploring the life of Manitoba cowboy yodeling legend Stew Clayton.

Director Mike Maryniuk is R2R's artist in residence for 2015.

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