With the departure of long-term executive director Drew Dennis in July, organizers of the annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival have announced the appointment of Stephanie Goodwin to the role.
Goodwin comes to Out On Screen after ten years with Greenpeace Canada, where she was most recently the British Columbia director for the global environmental activist organization.
“Out On Screen has grown into a seasoned and mature queer arts and education organization, and the board is excited to launch a new chapter under the leadership of Stephanie Goodwin,” says board chair James Ong in a media release. “She brings a passion for the arts, an understanding of the transformative power of film to build vibrant communities, and the tested skills and expertise to grow the organization.”
“I am proud to lead Out On Screen because of its leadership in advancing the lives of queer people through creativity and the arts,” Goodwin says in the release. “I plan to use my decades of experience championing the rights of people and the environment to carry forward Out On Screen’s mission with the passion and commitment to high impact that the organization is already known for in the community.”
For 27 years, Out On Screen has produced the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, the second-largest film festival in Vancouver and operates Out in Schools, a resource for helping to combat homophobia and transphobia in secondary schools through film-based educational programming.
Find out more about Out On Screen online at http://outonscreen.com.