Program

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Ahead of the Curve

Franco Stevens’ bestselling magazine Curve has raised visibility and shown the world that lesbian culture is everywhere. Ahead of the Curve documents the incredible life of Stevens through remarkabl...

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Alice Junior

Shimmering on the surface and full of heart, Alice Junior centres on the titular Alice, a trans YouTuber determined to experience her first kiss.

The film introduces Alice as a fortunate youth ...

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Breaking Fast

Where does a gay practicing Muslim fit into the myriad pleasures of West Hollywood life? In writer-director Mike Mosallam’s sweet romantic comedy, Breaking Fast, there are no hard and fast rules.

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Cicada

Set against the backdrop of New York in 2013, Cicada examines the bond between two troubled strangers who develop an honest connection.

Ben, a brooding bisexual, greets each day with a routine ...

Guest In Attendance
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Cowboys

When all else fails, Troy and his son, Joe, head out into the Montana wilderness toward the Canadian border, and their freedom.

Troy has struggled in his life but has always been a great fathe...

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Dark City Beneath the Beat

Marketed as an audiovisual experience, Dark City Beneath the Beat explores Baltimore club culture through profiles of the city’s rising DJs, dancers, producers, and artists.

The musical odys...

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Dating Amber

Eddie and Amber decide to stage a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality.

Eddie is determined to follow in his father’s footsteps and enlist in the military...

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Dear Leo

Dear Leo follows the story of Annie Duncan as told through letters to her pen pal, her younger cousin, Leo.

Annie Duncan is at a precarious time in her life, having graduated from high school ...

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Dry Wind

This provocative film, set in Brazil’s rural Southwest, follows the daily life of Sandro, a middle-aged bear who is consumed by his sexual fantasies.

Sandro’s daily routine reflects the mon...

Guest In Attendance
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Ellie and Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt)

Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) is a refreshing—and hilarious—queer take on that age-old genre, the romcom.

The film follows Ellie (Sophie Hawkshaw) as she works up the courage to as...

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Gossamer Folds

Two Kansas City neighbours forge an unlikely but charming friendship in Gossamer Folds, the feature film debut by Lisa Donato, who penned the Inside Out 2017 hit, Signature Move.

It’s 1986 a...

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I Am Samuel

“I can’t really be myself. It’s like they’re seeing just half of who I am.” This harrowing statement is a common phrase for closeted queer folks living in places where tradition is more valu...

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I Am Syd Stone

Hollywood heartthrob Syd Stone finds a connection that immediately creates drama onscreen and off.

Syd Stone, a former A-List Hollywood actor, has seen better days. In need of work, he reluctan...

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Lingua Franca

Isabel Sandoval’s third feature film is a gentle portrait of Olivia, an undocumented transgender Filipino woman in desperate need of a green card in Trump’s America.

Olivia works as a careg...

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Little Girl

Sasha has always known exactly who she is and, at seven years of age, she is letting the world know, too.

As society fails to treat her like other children her age, Sasha’s supportive family...

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Milkwater

Milkwater, Morgan Ingari’s sharp first feature, tenderly balances humour and drama while focusing on the distinctive challenges faced by queer folks who are trying to become parents.

Milo (pl...

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Monsoon

Kit (Henry Golding) returns to his native Ho Chi Minh City for the first time since childhood to scatter his parents’ ashes across a city that is completely foreign to him.

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No Hard Feelings

It’s easy to see why No Hard Feelings won this year’s Teddy, the award for best LGBT film at the Berlin Film Festival. Smart and sexy, impassioned and playful, globally minded but dealing with mat...

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No Ordinary Man

Billy Tipton, the influential jazz musician, became more of a sensation when, upon his death, it was revealed that he was a trans man and the late-20th century world was unable to accept his identity....

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One in a Thousand

With its long, handheld takes, Clarisa Navas’ second feature feels like a documentary, intimately following a group of queer teens as they dance bodily, swap sensuous stories, and play sexually char...

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Pier Kids

Pier Kids opens with a striking title card: “In the wake of the Stonewall Riots of 1969, the world cheered the advancement of white queers and ignored the fates of queer people of color.”

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Rurangi

Returning home can be challenging, and Rurangi reveals how one individual navigates the pitfalls of a rural, conservative town in order to reconnect with his loved ones.

When tragedy strikes, y...

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Sex, Sin & 69

The decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada may seem like it happened centuries ago, but Sarah Fodey’s retrospective documentary explores how Canada’s push for LGBTQI2S equality was met with ...

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Shiva Baby

Danielle is already dreading meeting her neurotic parents at a family shiva, but what awaits her is far worse than she could have ever imagined.

Following a date with sugar daddy Max, Danielle...

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Short Film Lab Showcase

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Shorts: BOLD

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Shorts: Boy Problems

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Shorts: Call Me Maybe

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Shorts: Cut to the Feeling

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Shorts: E•MO•TION

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Shorts: Gimme Love

Being an outsider is a common queer trope. Kelet, a Black trans woman living in Finland, embraces her individuality to follow her lifelong dream.

After leaving her family in Manchester, a young...

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Shorts: I Didn’t Just Come Here to Dance

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Shorts: I Really Like You

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Shorts: Icons

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Shorts: Local Heroes

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Shorts: Mixed Episodic

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Shorts: Now That I Found You

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Shorts: Real Love

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Shorts: Thrive

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Shorts: Tug of War

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Shorts: Want You In My Room

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Shorts: Warm Blood

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Spiral

Spiral, an atmospheric horror film set in 1995, headlines Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (Canada’s Drag Race; UnReal) and Ari Cohen (It) as couple Malik and Aaron.

Ten years after a traumatic inciden...

Guest In Attendance
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Tahara

First queer love—that painful, terrifying, yet ultimately freeing feeling—doesn’t always turn out the way we expect, especially when the object of our desire is a self-serving manipulator.
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The Obituary of Tunde Johnson

Tunde Johnson, an African-American teen, is stuck in a Groundhog Day nightmare, waking up to experience the same day over and over again—the day he dies at the hands of Los Angeles police officers. ...

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The Strong Ones

Located on the coast of southern Chile, the town of Niebla (“fog” in Spanish) is a uniquely evocative historic site and a stunning setting for a sexy story of romance and self-discovery.

Wh...

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The Whistle

LGBTQ2S+ communities have long developed symbolical ways of finding one another while remaining in plain sight. The Whistle brings us to the town of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where local queer women ha...

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There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace

If you grew up in Toronto, it’s likely that Honest Ed’s comes to mind as one of the city’s historic landmarks. Unfortunately, the now demolished Honest Ed’s no longer welcomes guests to its Bl...

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Through the Glass Darkly

An unlikely duo team up to solve the recent kidnapping of a local girl in a community with a dark past.

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Twilight’s Kiss

Romantic encounters can happen at any age,and Ray Yeung’s new feature sweetly portrays the unexpected attraction between two elderly men in Hong Kong.

Pak, a 70-year-old taxi driver committe...

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Two of Us

Nina and Madeleine have hidden their deep, passionate love for decades but, when their love is put to the ultimate test, only the truth can save them.

To outsiders, including Madeleine's meddl...

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Unapologetic

Unapologetic is an empowering documentary that shines a light on organizations that fight racial injustices against Black women in the United States.

Janaé and Bella, two Black queer women liv...

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Welcome to the USA

Don’t be misled by the title. This debut feature by Kazakhstani director Assel Aushakimova is a memorial not to the United States but to the director’s home country and the tortuous navigation it ...

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Well Rounded

Well Rounded is a documentary for all the fat, queer, racialized women who so rarely see themselves represented in the media. Here, six female entertainers are given space to share their stories and c...

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Your Mother’s Comfort

In the face of a crumbling Brazilian democracy, trans activist and politician Indianara Siqueira fights to protect a safe house on behalf of herself and her chosen family.

Indianara has been o...