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Mixed Shorts: Local Heroes

This program features works from filmmakers who might be your best friend, a family member, or someone who shops at the same grocery store as you. Either way, don't miss out on the very best our great city has to offer with Inside Out's hottest ticket, Local Heroes.


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7:00 PM

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

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Scenes From Another Marriage

Alex and Chris are a couple who take it upon themselves to remake Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage for the LGBT world, with weird and hilarious results.


Stake follows the reunion of Trevor and Vanessa ten years after Vanessa escaped to the big city and left Trevor all alone in their very small hometown. . . and also after sleeping with his girlfriend.


When a surrogate pregnancy ends in still birth, two couples are faced with an impossible decision.


A transgender woman reunites with her estranged brother after the death of their abusive mother, in order to divide the estate.

Famous Diamonds

A kaleidoscopic search for desire trapped inside a volcano, Famous Diamonds is a short film that studies lies, love and desire by weaving together a diary narrative and an exploding icon.

Jimmy Does Dating

Jimmy Does Dating is a series of three short videos about failed dates, man vaginas and dating obsessions.


Phil and Gavin have moved on with their lives after their breakup three years ago. But when they run into each other at a bar one night, they are forced to confront their unresolved emotions.

Between You and Me

Reeling from the aftermath of unthinkable trauma, a daughter continues to ask questions of her incarcerated father. How do you love someone who has done terrible things?

Left Hook

When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. But what do you do when life hands you debt, doubt, a mild case of depression and a family who doesn't take you seriously?

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Spotlight on Canada

A bold showcase highlights queer Canadian cinema.

Celebrate Canada’s emerging and established talent, their narrative and documentary features sure to delight, challenge and inspire, and enjoy our favourite annual Festival program of Toronto-based shorts, Local Heroes

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.