Fairy Tales Calgary's Queer Film Festival

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Program Launches May 3rd!


Be The first to know about our 2019 programming!

Join Us May 3rd at 6:30pm at The New Central Library

More details coming soon!

The 2019 Festival will run May 24th - June 2nd


So many memories…

20 years of representation on the silver screen!


Festival FAQ

1) Who is your festival for?
We welcome everyone! We have programming suited for all ages and demographics across the LGBTQ2A+ spectrum, and we also encourage allies to attend. We have accessible ticket pricing for students, seniors, artists and new Canadians. Some of our events are free to attend, and you can see movies for free simply by volunteering. For further information on specific films, please check our film ratings and descriptions.

1) How do I purchase tickets?
When it comes to ticketing, we offer a variety of options: full festival passes, 3-film passes, and individual tickets. Tickets for Fairy Tales, 2019, will become available for purchase on May 3rd.

2) What if I want to exchange my tickets?
While we do not offer refunds on purchased tickets, we can happily exchange your tickets as long as it is in advance of a screening. Simply email tickets@calgaryqueerartssociety.com.

3) Where is your venue and what is it like?
Most of the festival screenings will take place at the New Central Library (800 3 st SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0E7). Several special events will be held at The Plaza Theatre in Kensington (1133 Kensington Road NW, Calgary, AB).

Accessibility is important to us. Both the New Central Library and The Plaza Theatre are wheelchair accessible, offer gender neutral washrooms, ASL or subtitles are available on all films, and of course there is a concession if you'd like to buy popcorn or snacks. The festival is fully licensed, so we also offer beer or wine to enjoy while watching films.

4) How do you select films for your festival?
All our programming is selected by a volunteer programming committee, through a democratic process that seeks to represent stories from across the LGBTQ2A+ spectrum. Members of our programming committee are available on sight after each film. We welcome you to join us for a chat about the films and our programming selections. For further questions, please contact James Demers at exec@calgaryqueerartssociety.com.

5) How do I get involved?
We are a charitable, nonprofit organization that relies on our fantastic volunteers, sponsors and funders to bring our programming to life and amplify diverse stories from across Canada and the world. If you would like to support Fairy Tales, we'd love to have you as a volunteer, sponsor or donor!

6) What if I have more questions, or a spectacular idea I want to share with you?
Great! Please contact Erin Jenkins with any further questions or comments: operations@calgaryqueerartssociety.com



THANK YOU TO Our 2018 Sponsors

Over the last 20 years, Fairy Tales, Calgary's Queer Film Festival, has grown from a fledgeling, volunteer-run off-shoot of The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, to become one of Canada’s largest LGBTQ2A+ film festivals. 

“Building community and providing a platform for queer artists, activists and educators is a big focus of our festival. By bringing together local and international voices, we’re able to have diverse conversations that allow for education and connection.”

- James Demers, Executive Director of Calgary Queer Arts Society

Thank you to everyone who made our 20th anniversary an event that will go down in history! We are so grateful for our sponsors, supporters and festival-goers! We'll see you next year!

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