Join WPIRG in Celebrating 15 years of Rainbow Reels!


Based in Waterloo, Rainbow Reels Queer and Trans Film and Art Festival has worked hard to increase awareness of queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues by showcasing projects from new and emerging filmmakers. We are now one of the largest queer film festivals in Ontario. The festival has been a project of the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG) since 2000. What started up as a small student-run event, screening films at the University of Waterloo, has since expanded and grown into an important community-wide event. This year we are showcasing performances and arts from local communities, as well as serving intergenerational queer and trans communities by catering to queer families, students, and elders in KW.