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Rainbow Reels Film Festival

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Rainbow Reels returns for its 18th Annual Queer and Trans Film Festival.

At this annual festival, you can expect to find film, art, comedy, workshops, parties, and community. Each year we curate engaging and challenging art that aims to break down systemic oppression while celebrating our rainbow community.

By presenting programming of diverse disciplines and genres, we increase awareness of the many issues that permeate the greater queer/trans community. Events are primarily held for people who live outside the prescribed hegemony of gender binaries, whose sexualities don’t fit neatly into a spectrum or within a heteronormative world, or who are simply just too gay for this planet.

Rainbow Reels is an independent arts collective run by volunteers, local artists and organizers. Through storytelling, we build a rainbow community in Waterloo Region that fights against systemic oppression by showcasing the struggle and beauty of LGBTQ2I people through storytelling.

Festival Event Schedule

Friday, Oct 12, 2018

All Ages Ticketed Event

The Rainbow Reels Slow Dance is back! A fabulous and romantic slow dance for our community. Dress just how you like, sway on the floor, enjoy some Four All ice cream, or catch up and hang out in…

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018

All Ages Ticketed Event

Join Rainbow Reels Queer and Trans Film Festival for the screening of Hearts Beat Loud and Erin's Guide To Kissing Girls   Hearts Beat Loud 2018 | USA | 97 MIN Director: Brett Haley 8:00PM…

Sunday, Oct 14, 2018

All Ages Ticketed Event

Join Rainbow Reels Queer and Trans Film Festival for the screening of "White Rabbit" and "The Things You Think I'm Thinking." White Rabbit 2018 | USA | 71 MIN Director: Daryl Wein 3:30PM…

Friday, Oct 19, 2018

All Ages Ticketed Event

LOL is coming full circle to our humble beginnings as a comedy show at Rainbow Reels. For our third anniversary we present our Series Finale - we won't be gone forever, but this will be the last…

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018

All Ages Free

Join us for this FREE event. A collection of KW’s best local LGBTQ+ short submitted by community filmmakers. Audience members will have an opportunity to bask in our regions talent and vote on…

All Ages Ticketed Event

Join Rainbow Reels Queer and Trans Film Festival for the screening of "Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall." Laurier's Diversity and Equity Office will be sponsoring this screening! All folks with…

All Ages Ticketed Event

Join Rainbow Reels Queer and Trans Film Festival for the screening of "Rafiki" and "Swim Low". Swim Low 2016 | CAN | 10 MIN | Short Director: Amanda Ann-Min Wong Sixteen-year-old Alison…

Ages 14+ Ticketed Event

We're so proud & excited to get to play THE BABADOOK under the amazing RAINBOW REELS banner during their film festival this year (five of which will be played at the Apollo)!! "Someone was…

Sunday, Oct 21, 2018

All Ages Ticketed Event

Join Rainbow Reels for the screening of Black Divaz, in partnership with the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre. 2018| Australia | 60 min Director: Adrian Russell Wills 4PM Apollo Cinema BLACK…

All Ages Ticketed Event

Join Rainbow Reels Queer and Trans Film Festival for the screening of "Man Made." Man Made 2018 | USA | 93 MIN Director: T Cooper   MAN MADE takes us into the heart of transgender male (FTM…

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