Rainbow Reels Queer and Trans Film Festival

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The Rainbow Reels Queer and Trans Film Festival is an annual LGBTQ film festival in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.[1]

First staged in 2001,[2] the festival was launched by WPIRG and staged primarily at the University of Waterloo's Davis Centre.[3] It subsequently expanded off-campus, with most films screening at the Princess Twin theatre,[4] and became an independent event with its own separate organizing committee in the early 2010s.[5]

In addition to film, the festival also schedules a selection of live theatrical and musical performances.[6]


  1. ^ "Queer Film Festival coming to Waterloo: Rainbow Reels screening 12 films at Princess Twin". Waterloo Region Record, February 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "University of Waterloo to host gay film festival". Waterloo Region Record, March 13, 2001.
  3. ^ "Diversity is key to showcase". Guelph Mercury, March 17, 2005.
  4. ^ "Getting the message out: Queer film festival offers non-Hollywood look at homosexuality". Waterloo Region Record, March 1, 2011.
  5. ^ "Queer Film Festival blends comedy, drama: Annual Waterloo event features diverse lineup of films and shorts". Waterloo Region Record, March 13, 2013.
  6. ^ "Queer film festival hopes to involve more of public". Waterloo Region Record, march 4, 2008.

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