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Mixed Shorts: Teenage Dream

Teenage Dream follows several young members of the LGBTQ community as they find the courage to live authentic lives. No matter what your age, there is a thing or two to learn from these young heroes.


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1:00 PM

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

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Handsome & Majestic

Handsome & Majestic follows Milan Halikowski, a transgender teenager who overcame hardships and discrimination to become a trans rights advocate and role model.


Boy meets boy at auditions for the school production of Romeo and Juliet in this sweet tale of first love and coming out...as an actor.

Little Doll

After a chance meeting, Elenore and Alex instantly connect. First crushes aren't easy though, especially with friends like Alex's.

Robo Saints

A young cosplayer harbours a crush on his best friend. It turns out that the one thing needed is the courage to confess to a costume change.

House Not Home

House Not Home is a firsthand account of Terran, an African-American gender fluid teenager navigating bullying, violence and rejection from their father and peers.


Alex, excited to have befriended the popular girl at school, will do anything to stay in her good graces. When the new friend wants to play house, Alex innocently plays along and develops some pretty confusing feelings.


Jason, a shy teen, reluctantly writes a heartfelt candygram message to his high school crush, Armando, but loses his courage and changes his mind. Fate, however, might have other plans in store.

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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.