Cruises, Tickets & Personal Coaching Highlight Live & Silent Auctions

Highlights from the Vancouver Queer Film Festival’s popular annual fundraiser Queerwood: Lights! Camera! Action! will include tickets to a live performance and meet-and-greet by Wanda Sykes; an Alaskan Adventure Cruise for two; and weekend stays at the Blue Moon Resort in Las Vegas and La Dolce Vita Resort & Spa in Palm Springs.

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Queerwood is an evening of quickie flicks, queer entertainment – and of course the live and silent auctions. Expected to perform are the rock opera music project, A Fish Called Pirahna; comedian Morgan Brayton; and Jillian Deri, queer theorist by day and a silks aerialist and trapeze artist by night.

Funds raised at this annual event supports all three of Out On Screen’s programs: Out in Schools, the Queer History Project, and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

The Auction Items

This year’s Queerwood: Lights! Camera! Action! live and silent auction items will include: tickets to a live performance by Wanda Sykes at River Rock Casino (followed by a personal meet-and-greet and photo-op with the comedian); an Alaskan Adventure Cruise for two; a six-month personal, business or relationship coaching package from Coach Catherine & Associates; and weekend stays at the Blue Moon Resort in Las Vegas and La Dolce Vita Resort & Spa in Palm Springs.

Also up for bids will be donations from Fairmont Hotel, MAC Cosmetics, Helijet International, Vancouver Art Gallery, Fluevog, Mac Station and many, many others.

A detailed list of contributors to Queerwood is online at

The 2009 Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Queer youth, queer history, the queer Asian experience and queer champions of hope will be the four major themes explored in 71 films to be screened over 11 days during the 21st annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival, August 13 to 23, 2009.

Satisfy your cravings with cool documentaries, spicy international films, sizzling parties, and mouth-watering performances as Vancouver’s second largest film festival brings film lovers and filmmakers together to celebrate the best of independent queer cinema. And there’s bound to be a little flirting too!

Beyond the lineup of exciting and provocative films the 2009 Vancouver Queer Film Festival will create a unique community space by hosting workshops, panel discussions, interdisciplinary installations and other special events and activities.

Full details of this year’s Vancouver Queer Film Festival screenings and other events will be announced July 16, and tickets will be available from July 18 online at and at Little Sister’s Book and Art Emporium.

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