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A Big Gay Hairy Hit! Where The Bears Are: The Documentary

This hilarious and touching documentary tells the story of three older, gay "bears" working in Hollywood, who, tired of having their gay-themed ideas rejected by the mainstream, decide to self-p...

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A House is Not a Disco

A year in the life within the world’s most iconic homonormative community: Fire Island Pines. Situated 50 miles from New York City, this storied queer beach town finds itself in the midst of a renai...

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A Mother Apart

How do you raise a child when your own mother abandoned you? In a remarkable story of healing and forgiveness, Jamaican-American poet and LGBTQ+ activist Staceyann Chin, renowned for performance...

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All Shall Be Well

Angie and Pat have lived together for over three decades in their flat in Hong Kong, a flat that
often hosts friends and family for dinners and get togethers. When Pat unexpectedly passes away
w...

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Bonus Track

The year is 2006 and George, a small-town sixteen-year-old who’s convinced he’s a gifted musician, can’t seem to get anyone’s attention long enough to prove it. When the son of a famous ...

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Bulletproof: A Lesbian’s Guide to Surviving the Plot

Filmmaker Regan Latimer takes an insightful, immersive, and deeply personal look at Queer representation in television, and the power of the media to shape how we see ourselves. Witty, fast-pace...

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Carnage for Christmas

When true-crime podcaster and sleuth Lola visits her hometown for the first time since running away and transitioning, the local urban legend, The Toymaker, is the least of her worries. But when...

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Centrepiece Gala: Young Hearts

When Alexander moves in next door, Elias is intrigued. Their budding friendship blossoms amidst after-school escapades, exploring abandoned homes and hidden swimming spots, but when Alexander...

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Chuck Chuck Baby

Helen lives with her ex-husband, his girlfriend, their new baby, and her ex-mother-in-law, who luckily remains her trusted ally. As she goes back and forth between working at the chicken factory...

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Close To You

Elliot Page delivers an emotionally resonant performance in this honest and moving drama that follows Sam as he decides to visit his childhood home in Coburg for the first time since his transit...

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Closing Gala Party

The Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival enters its rock era for this year’s Closing Night festivities. Live performances by Lane Webber, DJ Shannyn Hill and DJ Torquil Campbell. With a star-studded lineup representing the best of Canadian music and film, this event guarantees a night you won't soon forget!

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Closing Gala: We Forgot to Break Up

Within Toronto’s vibrant bar scene, a diverse group of musicians come together to form a band with a mission: to ignite a musical revolution. As they channel their individual struggles and exp...

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Co-Presentation: Winter Kept Us Warm

Filmed on a shoestring budget by a group of students in 1965, Winter Kept Us Warm is widely considered to be English Canada’s first gay film.

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Cora Bora

A few things about Cora: she is a budding musician trying to make it in Los Angeles, she is determined to make her long-distance open relationship work, and she is extremely chaotic. In a moment...

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Dalton’s Dream

Singer Dalton Harris’s dreams came true when he won The X Factor in the UK in 2018. But the joy of winning was mixed with pain when people back home in Jamaica threatened boycotts and violence again...

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Desire Lines

Past and present collide as an Iranian American trans man time-travels through an LGBTQ+ archive on a dizzying quest to unravel his own sexual desires. Director Jules Rosskam blends reality and imagin...

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Extremely Unique Dynamic

In the (likely) first-ever and (possibly) award-winning meta-Asian-stoner-coming-of-age-bromantic-dramedy, two best friends who will soon be living in different countries decide to make a movie ...

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Industry Day

Join us for a full afternoon of panels, conversations, and networking opportunities at Inside Out’s Industry Day!

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Inside Out x Spindle Films

Inside Out is thrilled to announce our partnership with the Spindle Films Foundation to host a networking event for trans, non-binary, and gender-diverse industry members.

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Join the Club

Dennis Peron is San Francisco's biggest pot dealer. But when the AIDS epidemic sweeps through his community, Peron realizes that marijuana is more than a good time – it’s medicine. In the wa...

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Langue étrangère

Fanny, a 17-year-old student from France, goes on a language exchange trip to Germany where she will stay with her pen pal, Lena. Lena is cool, easygoing, seems to make friends with ease, and is...

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León

For Julia, facing life after the loss of her partner seems like an impossible task.

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Local Heroes Karaoke

Join us for a night of karaoke in the TIFF Gallery following our iconic and longest running shorts program, Local Heroes. This year's Shorts: Local Heroes is a collection of films by telling tales of friendship, community, and mushroom-laced chaos.

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Mother Father Sister Brother Frank

The Jennings family are having a regular suburban Sunday dinner. Mother wants everything to be perfect. Father wants everyone to drink, which Sister refuses to do. And Brother keeps texting his ...

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nanekawâsis

nanekawâsis follows the acclaimed nêhiyaw artist George Littlechild as he invites audiences into his storied career spanning over four decades. Using archival footage and newly filmed 16mm int...

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Opening Gala Party

Join us for this year's opening night celebration with a night of dancing, mingling and more! Enjoy a performance by our festival artist and music by some of Toronto's top queer DJs.

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Opening Gala: My Old Ass

In this fresh coming-of-age story, an 18th birthday mushroom trip brings free-spirited Elliott face-to-face with her wisecracking 39-year-old self. But when Elliott’s “old ass” starts handing ou...

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Pitch, Please! + Awards Ceremony

Join us for Pitch, Please!, our annual pitch competition, followed by our juried awards ceremony.

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RE:Focus Gala: Sisters

Lou and Esther are the best of friends. They do absolutely everything together, speak their own
language through inside jokes and code words, and share a dreamy curiosity about what their
lives ...

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RE:Focus Party

The Re:Focus is aimed at supporting career development for female and non-binary filmmakers. Join us in the TIFF Gallery after the screening of Sisters with music by Soul Sista & more!

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Rookie

New school, new classmates, new crushes, and a new sport. Ace’s first day at her new school starts out on the wrong foot and ends up with her becoming the newest member of the volleyball team...

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Sebastian

Young Max is determined to make a name for himself in London’s literary circles, but his work as a freelance writer isn’t quite getting him there fast enough. In order to gain on the job experienc...

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Shorts: BOLD

This selection of shorts highlights the love and connection that can be found anywhere: a lover, a stranger, a friend, the world around you. Dive into the worlds of these stories created by Black film...

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Shorts: Boys Wanna Be Her

Learning about ourselves through queer history, activism, trying new things in bed, and doing crime; demonstrating, once again, that queer and trans folks contain amazing multitudes.

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Shorts: F*ck the Pain Away

From leather daddies to cruising newbies, from bisexual friends of friends to celebrity crushes, this program delves into the vast world of queer intimacy, one hookup at a time.

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Shorts: High School Confidential

In a world that can feel overwhelming, these films teach us the importance of finding our true selves and loving every part of our being, allowing us to find the light inside us and let it shine brigh...

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Shorts: I U She

From being haunted by the past to going undercover on a drug bust, from struggling with a new dynamic in a relationship to diving headfirst into a new sexual experience, these films are a roller coast...

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Shorts: Icons

Carabiners, karaoke nights, climbing legends, drag royalty, and resilient communities come together to create a program that highlights the power of queerness. Celebrate our past, present, and future...

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Shorts: Local Heroes

Toronto is the backdrop of this eclectic collection of films telling tales of friendship, community, and mushroom-laced chaos.

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Shorts: Show Stopper

When faced with situations such as an embarrassing moment gone viral, learning to drive as an adult, or a pizza delivery mistakenly sent to your ex, it's essential to dig deep and find humour in it al...

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Shorts: Stories We Tell

Travel across Canada through this selection of shorts, ranging from touching tales of resilience after a life-changing diagnosis, to finding yourself during an anxiety-inducing night out. Bittersweet ...

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Shorts: Talk to Me

Anxiety on a first date, a plethora of miscommunications, and a pesky apocalypse – relationships aren’t easy at the best of times, and life has a way of throwing many challenges our way. But throu...

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Shorts: Thrive

Horny cowboys, lost satellites, everlasting friendships, one-night stands, and self-discovery—all aboard this wild ride showcasing the wonderful and eclectic world of trans and nonbinary storytellers.

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Spark

Aaron, a hopeless romantic, finds himself reliving the same day after an awkward but intense encounter with the mysterious Trevor. His excitement at the opportunity for a do-over soon turns sour...

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Stories from my Gay Grandparents

After a near-death experience lights a flame within both Grandma and Grandpa, they decide to grab life by the boas and tell the world their deepest secret: they're gay. Having lived under the guise of...

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Teaches of Peaches

Filmed during The Teaches of Peaches anniversary tour in 2022, this documentary seamlessly weaves together exclusive archival gems with dynamic tour footage, capturing the transformative journey of lo...

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The First Women

The First Women follows a group of women nearing their 60s who live in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro and share a common past: they were a part of the first ever women's soccer team in Brazil. Ho...

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Thrive Party

Meet us in the TIFF Gallery following our Thrive shorts program, showcasing the world of trans and non-binary storytellers.

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Toll

Suellen, a Brazilian toll booth attendant and mother, is willing to do almost anything to keep her family afloat. When the opportunity to case drivers passing by her toll booth presents itself, she fa...

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Unusually Normal

Have you had the pleasure of meeting Canada’s gayest family? Unusually Normal (Our Gay Family) follows three generations of women in one family who, get this, are all gay. Set against the back...