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Short to Feature Award

Short to Feature Award

A $10,000 prize will be awarded to an emerging Canadian LGBT filmmaker to produce a ten-minute short film that will serve as a calling card for the development and production of a feature-length version of the short.

Submissions are accepted for narrative projects by or about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and transgender people and their communities. 

The Award does not fund script development or research. 


The Inside Out Short to Feature Award is generously supported by the Harold Greenberg Fund. 

The winner of the 2016 Inside Out Short to Feature Award is Alyssa Pankiw for with her film, The Inherent Traits of Connor James:

The Inherent Traits of Connor James 
Written and Directed by Alyssa Pankiw

The Inherent Traits of Connor James is a dark dramedy that follows Lea and Court Matheson, a happily-married lesbian couple, and their three-year-old son as they return to Lea’s hometown to attend the funeral of her best friend from high school. The deceased, Connor James, also happens to be Lea’s sperm donor and when his family discovers that the little boy is biologically related, they decide they’ll go to any lengths to keep him in their lives.

Alyssa has previously screened two films at Inside Out's Toronto LGBT Film Festival: Stake (2016, pictured) and Her With Me (2013).

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