Fairy Tales History
The Fairy Tales Queer Film 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. In 2006 we also gained federal charitable status, and at the time we were largely a volunteer-run organization.
Since then, our society has moved forward, currently being lead by a governance board, with staff epxaning from one to three permanent positions in since 2008. Fairy Tales also relies on our many dedicated volunteers, community members and organizations, as well as festival and event contract staff throughout the year. Fairy Tales programming has more than doubled since 1999, significantly growing in length, with the festival now featuring over 70 works of various genres and lengths, Q&A’s and panels.