Drew Dennis, Executive Director of Out On Screen

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The first in our new series 69 Seconds With, we interrupted Drew Dennis, Executive Director for Out On Screen preparing for this year’s Vancouver Queer Film Festival to answer our rapid-fire questions.

01.Your first job.
I came home one day after school in grade 7 and announced that I had started my own business. We lived in small town Ontario at the time and I approached each business owner along Main Street offering to shovel their sidewalks.

02.The job you wanted as a child.
I always wanted to be a dentist!

03.What gets you up in the morning?
These days it’s our scruffy little mutt, affectionately known as “bear”.

04.What puts you to sleep at night?
Should this read “Who?”

05.Favourite movie.
Hmmm….. only one? Ma Vie en Rose and Unveiled (VQFF 2006) come to mind.

06.Favourite song and/or artist.
Under Pressure, David Bowie and Freddy Mercury (as my upstairs neighbour can attest to, I can never listen to it just once).

07.One word your best friend would use to describe you.
OCD (wait, that’s three!)

08.The one thing any visitor to Vancouver simply cannot miss.
Swimming at 2nd Beach or Kits pool.

09.Complete this sentence: On Sunday mornings I…
try not to think of work?

MEET Drew Dennis

Drew DennisDrew is the powerhouse Executive Director behind Out On Screen and the annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival. With an extensive background in non-profit management and event planning, Drew studied business at the University of Western Ontario.  Drew fell in love with queer film while on a date and her love affair with them continues especially due to their ability to facilitate and celebrate queer communities.

Drew is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, is a trainer with Volunteer Vancouver’s Board Leadership Program and a member of the newly formed City of Vancouver LGBTTQ Advisory Committee.



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