30th Anniversary

Over the past 30 years, Inside Out events have queered the streets of Toronto. From theatres to coffee shops, to venues that have been torn down and replaced by condominiums, these coordinates map our history.

For our 30th Anniversary we’ve dug into our archives for memories and pulled out pictures, press clippings, posters for sing-a-longs, flyers for dance parties and exhibition co-presentations and a whole slew of other materials we’ve saved. Join us for a walk through this digitized ephemera as we remember events that help shape this queer city.

The health and safety of our community is of paramount importance to us.

Watch our March 25 update from Andria Wilson, Executive Director here.

For 30 years, Inside Out and its committed staff and volunteers have brought LGBTQ film to Toronto and around the world. We recognize the challenges that our communities have faced, and how our storytellers have helped us to navigate the darkest times. We have spent the past year planning a celebration of our communities’ resiliency, on screen and off, for our 30th anniversary festival, May 21-31. And now, we are letting you know that we will be holding off on our in-person celebration just a little bit longer.

We are postponing this year’s Inside Out Film Festival to October 1-11, 2020.

However, in May 2020, we will still present several of our key initiatives-in an online format. It is our goal to make the public festival a reality, and to do that in the safest way possible for all of you.

For those of you that have already purchased your ticket packages for the 2020 festival, those will remain valid for the October dates of the festival. If you are unsure about your ability to attend the new festival dates, we would be happy to turn your purchase into a tax-deductible donation, and recognize your support of Inside Out’s ongoing operations and charitable initiatives. Our team can be reached at boxoffice@insideout.ca to help you with any inquiries. Memberships for Inside Out continue to be on-sale, and over the next few months our team will be sharing with you new benefits of membership for this new landscape. 

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For more information and developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, please review Toronto Public Health updates.

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