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Mixed Shorts: Life Through A Lens

From the gayest country music album to the gayest cowboy boots to the gayest group of nuns to ever don a habit, this program explores the lives of some of the most interesting LGBTQ folks, from grade school to nursing home. Enjoy a hearty dose of reality served in the best way possible!


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12:15 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON
M5V 3X5

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These C*cksucking Tears

These C*cksucking Tears meets up with the man behind the world's first and only gay-themed country music album, 40 years after its release.

Queer Habits

Watch how an order of drag queen nuns save the Russian River and turn homophobes into heroes.


When Deana McGuffin, a third generation New Mexico bootmaker, is approached to create a gay-themed cowboy boot, a story unravels that takes us right to the heart of cowboy country in northern Texas.


Five queer and trans Asian-Americans from New York City explore their culture and their familial relationships in this illuminating patchwork documentary.

Pink Boy

Pink Boy is an intimate portrait of a gender-creative boy growing up in conservative rural Florida with his butch mother, who has successfully avoided dresses her whole life, until now.

Cecil & Carl

Cecil has lived alone in a giant house ever since Carl, his partner of 43 years, was diagnosed with advanced dementia and admitted to a nursing home. Not about grand gestures of love or being gay, this story focuses on commitment and the duties that come with it.

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Shorts Programs

Sometimes five minutes is all you need.

Dive into our collections of the best short films from around the world. In addition to our annual programs—Black Boxes, Transplanetarium, Teenage Dream and Life Through a Lens—these short films will enhance your life with comedy, drama and a dash of romance.