In the middle of March, 2020, the Calgary Queer Arts Society embarked on a reimagining of what the 22nd Annual Fairy Tales film festival might look like. How could we still bring one of the longest running queer film festivals in Canada to our audience at home?
Luckily, we weren’t alone. With the help of our festival sponsor, RBC, our streaming platform Xerb.TV, and many steadfast community partners, the 22nd Annual Fairy Tales Film Festival was a huge success.
Between May 14th and 24th, we screened 38 films from 14 countries.
Shared the performances of 11 Treaty 7 Artists.
Live streamed interviews with over a dozen filmmakers and creators.
And logged more than 2,500 streams from audience members.
To everyone that purchased a ticket, shared a post, or joined the Calgary Queer Arts Soceity membership club, we want to say a huge thank you. We’re so grateful that you decided to join the flock.
As we look forward to a warm summer here in Calgary, we’ll be continuing our partnership with Xerb.tv to bring more queer events right into your living room. So stay-tuned, stay safe, and whether it’s in person, or online, we can’t wait to see you soon.