Over the last 24 years, Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival, has grown from a fledgling, volunteer-run off-shoot of The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, to become one of Canada’s largest LGBTQ2A+ film festivals. The 2022 festival will most likely be presented both in-person and digitally.

Programmers Choice - Feature Film
Programmers Choice - Documentary
Programmers Choice - Short Film

Overall Rating
  • Anderson Bardot

    An amazing festival, I was treated so well. Maressa is a wonderful person as the festival was with my film.
    Congratulations to all!

    June 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much, Anderson. Your film was a great addition to our festival and beautifully filmed. Keep making such awesome queer films. Heather Shaw, Marketing Director.

  • Alison Rayner

    Our film 'Pastry' was selected for the 2021 festival and it was one of the most organised and friendly festivals we've had the pleasure to be a part of. Thank you, Marissa and team!

    June 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Alison for your kind remarks. It is very important to us that those who put in the hard work to create, finance and film queer stories deserve the best of us and our festival. Without queer stories we don't exist. Heather Shaw, Marketing Director.

  • It was a pleasant experience working with the Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival. Thanks to Marissa and her team for including my film Don Filipo in the festival. It was an honor.

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Tim for your kind remarks. It was a great film and we know how much love and work go into making a film. And we also know that making queer films has never been easy. Representation matters and without storytellers like yourself we wouldn't have a festival. Thank you. Heather Shaw, Marketing Director.