Donating to Inside Out means supporting the flagship film festival in Toronto as well as ongoing initiatives that include an intergenerational mentorship program, free access to LGBTQ media resources through an Online Platform, an annual youth forum, a touring program and the world’s first LGBTQ finance forum to support emerging filmmakers. We welcome you to direct your support to one of our core fundraising pillars of Development, Accessibility and Innovation!

Supports the Inside Out Film Festival with the creation, exhibition, and promotion of LGBTQ2 films. Core initiatives include the RE:Focus Fund, the Outspoken Documentary Fund with OutTV, the annual Special Prize for Innovation, and the operational costs of the festival.



Supports the Inside Out Film Festival continue to be an inclusive cultural gathering place for Canadian LGBTQ communities. Your support also helps create a safe and welcoming space for diverse filmmakers and film fans from around the world. Core initiatives include the Community VIP program, Inside Out for All, and supporting the accessibility needs of the disability community.



Supports the Inside Out Film Festival as we continue to give audiences new opportunities to engage with LGBTQ stories through the medium of film and help improve our programming and efficiency of operations by adopting new technologies and systems. Core initiatives include supporting Inside Out’s digital content, maintenance of The Library and accompanying free education materials, and the development of Inside Out’s festival app.

Make a Monthly Donation

Support Inside Out by making a monthly donation to one or more of our core fundraising pillars to help Inside Out continue to achieve its mission.

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Sponsoring an award or screening at the Toronto or Ottawa LGBT Film Festival is a wonderful way to show your support for queer filmmakers and encourage the creation of new works from diverse LGBTQ+ voices. Sponsoring an award in honour or in memory of someone can also be an incredibly meaningful way to celebrate their courage, creativity, passion, and life. 

Want to support the upcoming Inside Out Film Festival and LGBTQ+ community programming by sponsoring an award or screening?

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The Leadership Circle brings together a special group of supporters who wish to champion Inside Out’s goal of challenging attitudes and changing lives through the sharing of our communities’ unique stories on film. The philanthropic support of our Leadership Circle Members shows an investment in the future of Inside Out and the LGBTQ+ communities we serve.


By joining the Leadership Circle, members are:

  • Invited to vote on the annual Leadership Circle Prize for Outstanding Performance, awarded to performers and artists with projects in the festival program
  • Eligible to receive a charitable tax receipt for their donation
  • Listed in physical and digital festival program guides


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Many companies match the amounts that their employees contribute to charitable organizations and some even provide donations to organizations you volunteer at. In other words, if you donate $100 to Inside Out, your company will do the same – so your gift doubles! Please check with your human resources or finance department to confirm whether your employer has a matching gift or volunteer grants program.

Inside Out holds an annual Silent Auction fundraiser at the Launch of our Toronto LGBT Film Festival. If you or your business are interested in making a donation of goods or services towards this event.

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A charitable gift in your last will and testament, known as a bequest, can be in the form of a sum of money, a specific property, a percentage of the residue of your estate, a life insurance policy, an RRSP or a contingency gift. The tax credit resulting from a bequest can provide valuable tax savings to your estate. Making a gift through your will is a meaningful way to celebrate your legacy while making a lasting commitment to Inside Out and the Toronto LGBTQ+ community.

We also recommend that you speak with your financial and legal advisors when considering these types of gifts to ensure that your financial goals are considered, your tax situation is reviewed and your planned gift is tailored to your individual circumstances.


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