An interview: VQFF Artistic Director Anoushka Ratnarajah

Anoushka Ratnarajah is a queer, mixed race femme of Sri Lankan and British ancestry, and an interdisciplinary and transnational artist and arts organizer. She has worked as a producer, performer, writer, facilitator and arts organizer with cultural and arts organizations in Vancouver, Montreal and New York. Anoushka is the artistic director at Out On Screen, which produces the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. This year the festival celebrated 31 years of queer film programming, which had a special screening for South-Asian films called ‘Desi Queer’. Sameer Kaushal talks with Anoushka to find out more about VQFF, and her artistic journey.