Give the Gift of Film This Holiday Season!


Give local this holiday season and treat your loved ones to a Fairy Tales 3-film Punch Pass or take advantage of special discounted early-bird pricing on the Full Festival Pass!

3-Film Punch Pass – Our most popular option! For only $30, this flexible pass is the perfect stocking stuffer and grants access to any 3 film screenings at the annual Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival, May 25 – June 8, 2018.

Full Festival Pass –  The perfect gift for the film buff on your list! For only $90, this awesome and unique holiday gift will grant your loved one full access to over 35 screenings and other events at our 20th anniversary festival, May 25th – June 8th, 2018!

Support your local community AND give this holiday season!

2018 Film Submissions are Open!

We invite all interested filmmakers to submit your film (short or feature-length) for consideration in the 2018 Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival! Every submission is reviewed by our large and diverse volunteer programming committee.

 TO SUBMIT: Please send a link to view your film online & all relevant contact info to

Or you can send a physical copy to our mailing address
attn: James Demers
#319, 223 12th ave SW
Calgary, AB, Canada
T2R 0G9
We thank you for your submission! Due to the high volume of submissions we receive each year, it is not possible to respond individually to each applicant. Chosen films will be contacted directly beginning January 2018. Every submission is watched and reviewed by our programming committee!

Apply to the 2018 Youth Queer Media Program!


Youth Queer Media Program: Applications Now Open!

Share your story and your unique perspective on queer identity for youth today. The program is open to any youth 16-24 years of age, and no previous film experience is required.

Visit our YOUTH QUEER MEDIA PAGE for more info

Thank You for Being Part of the 19th Annual Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival!

 ♡  Thank You For Being You! ♡

We were thrilled to celebrate and explore contemporary queer identity (for the 19th time!) at our annual Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival. So much has happened this year, and yes, not all of it has been good. As a community, we’ve been asked, more than ever, to defend the value of diversity and openness that beats at the heart of everything we believe in and do. These conversations are challenging, but we know that art provides us with one of the most powerful entry points into that dialogue. As an organization we remain optimistic that activism works and that there is much common ground to be found. Much has happened this year in our organization too! In 2017, Fairy Tales official joined forces with The Coming Out Monologues, YYC, (who recently performed their eighth annual edition!) as an official program under The Fairy Tales umbrella. For the first time, our amazing programming committee was available after each film to discuss the work and provide insight into our programming decisions. Our audience engaged and we thank you for all the amazing discussions that took place! We also held our first-ever Ally Toolkit Conference with the support of our presenting sponsor RBC, and we continue to create new opportunities for education and support for all communities. We also know how much you loved our new ‘queer Fairy Tales’ characters, developed by local artist Helen Young, in consultation with the community! We must admit, we got a kick out of rewriting the heteronormative classics!    As always, we would not be the organization we are without the support of our dedicated board, our stellar volunteers and the amazing businesses, funders and donors who are integral in bringing our vision forward. It is their belief and investment in these values that has built this festival from a fledgling offshoot to a year-round arts and service organization, and the third largest queer film festival in the country (in Calgary no less!).  And finally, thanks to you for coming out to be part of an ever evolving community, for joining this conversation with us. We are all lovers and fighters in this together. -Erin Jenkins and James Demers

Share your Fairy Tales moments and your festival swag with us through social media by using the hashtag #fairytales2017 or check out our Facebook Album for more memories!

2017 Lethbridge Pride!

We will be at the 2017 Lethbridge Pride

Join us for these exciting events celebrating our community!
  The Coming Out Monologues ~ June 22, 8pm-9:30pm

Each year The Coming Out Monologues, YYC celebrates the diverse stories in Calgary’s LGBTQA+ community. This year they have travelled to Lethbridge to share their performances with the Southern Alberta community.

Entrance will be $15 per adult and $12 for students.

For more information and details, click here Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things Screening ~ June 21, 7pm-9pm

The film explores the small but burgeoning community of LGBT Inuit people living in Nunavut, amidst the backdrop of the establishment of an LGBT Pride festival in the territorial capital of Iqaluit; the event took place just months after Iqaluit participated in the national campaign of raising and displaying the pride flag on public buildings for the duration of the 2014 Winter Olympics to protest anti-LGBT laws in Russia, which set off an extended territory-wide debate about the role of homosexuality in Inuit culture.

The documentary film presentation will be followed with time for discussion. For more information and details, click here

Location: Lethbridge Public Library 810, 5 Ave S Lethbridge, T1J 4C4

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