The 12th Annual Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival runs this year from May 27 - June 4 in Calgary, Alberta. The festival will be held at the Plaza Theatre in Kensington (1133 Kensington Road NW). Be sure to catch these great films and more from the festival:
The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (New Zealand) | Opening Gala: May 27 | 7 PMAbout Fairy Tales Presentation Society
Fairytales Presentation Society is a not‐for‐profit, charitable organization located in Calgary,
Alberta that celebrates and showcases queer culture and artists. Through artistic adventures,
the society strives to provide a safe and respectful venue for members of all communities to
celebrate queer culture. Lastly, through specific outreach endeavours like REELS ON WHEELS,
they provide diversity education to the local community by using filmmaking and other art forms
as educational vehicles.
Fairy Tales is the largest annual GLBTQ Film festival in Alberta.
They currently run an annual film festival in the spring of every year that reflects and challenges
the changing Canadian cultural landscape. They present an annual festival of independent films
made by and/or about the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two‐spirited and queer
community called Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival. This important annual event reaches new
audiences looking for challenging and innovative films. Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival has three
• To bring a rich selection of seldom‐seen films to the Calgary and Southern Alberta
audience that—given the limited distribution network—audiences may otherwise not
have a chance to see.
• To support the work of local, national and international filmmakers.
• To create an atmosphere of respect, inclusiveness, tolerance and pride within and
outside, of the GLBTQ community.
The Fairy Tales Festival began in 1999, under the umbrella of the Calgary Society of Independent
Filmmakers (CSIF), and was incorporated January 30, 2004, as the Fairytales Presentation
Society. A governance board runs the society with one full‐time paid festival director, volunteers
and contract staff on an as needed basis. Fairytales programming has more than doubled since
1999, growing in length significantly and featuring over 50 works of various genres and lengths,
Q&A’s and panels.