Gender Equity in Media Festival

March 5 - 9, 2024

Join us for our 19th annual international film festival where we proudly showcase a rich selection of talent from established and emerging women and gender-diverse filmmakers worldwide. GEMFest is an immersive experience featuring an exceptional lineup of short and feature-length films spanning narrative, documentary, experimental, and animation genres. At GEMFest, we celebrate diversity, empower voices, and challenge norms. Attend in-person or online, as we shine the spotlight on gender equity in film.

GEMS' Signature Event

GEMFest is the only film festival dedicated to women and gender diverse people in Western Canada, and one of just three international film festivals for women and gender diverse people in Canada.

19 Years of Diversity & Inclusion

Now in its 19th year, GEMFest continues to provide a platform for challenging gender inequity and the lack of diversity in the screen-based media industry through a combination of film screening, discussions, professional development and networking opportunities.

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