Thursday February 16, 2016 - The ninth annual Queer West Film Queer West Film 2017 Oct 6-8 @ Revue Cinema, has been cancelled.

We can tell you from experience that nothing is more frustrating than six trained volunteers who decided on their own, to discard the plan which had work for eight years, for one of their own. Just because someone volunteers does not give them the right to do whatever they want. Everyone should be pulling their weight, not pushing their weight around. The volunteers were fired, throwing the festival into chaos on Feb 16, 2017.

We should have minimum of six to 10 general volunteers to manage a festival of this size. There is simply not enough time to train new volunteers at this late date. This is the reason for cancellation; we will pay a few bills, and returned the TD Bank funding check on Monday February 20 and submission fees refunded to all directors that submitted in 2017. The Board is putting the film festival to sleep for a couple of years.

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    Damon Andrew Embry

    Awesome Festival! Inclusive to all films!

    September 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your support Damon, it's appreciated. We are moving festival from August to October in 2017, haven't decided on submission dates yet. One note of caution, it's not open to everyone, just LGBT films.

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    Natalia Bougadellis

    I was really happy to be screening my short film amongst such a great curation of films. The communication with the festival was very easy and whoever reached out to me from the festival was polite and professional. Unfortunately I was not able to attend the screening but I saw photos from the live events and people seemed to be having fun at the screenings. Overall I would submit again my coming projects!

    August 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Natalia we look forward to see your work in 2017. M. Pare, President.

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    Lisa Plourde

    I was not able to attend the festival, but all interactions were great. They kept me in the loop with excellent communication and follow through.

    August 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank Lisa, that's very kind of you. Look forward to see more of your film work. M.Pare President.

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    Mayur Katariya

    Excellent communication, very professional and timely.

    August 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank You Mayur, we hope to see more of your excellent work. M.Pare President.