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Beyond Ed Buck

From Jayce Baron and Hailie Sahar, Beyond Ed Buck follows the tragic murders that took place at the hands of a well-known Democratic political donor.

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Blooming on the Asphalt

Taking inspiration from films that follow long periods of a person’s private life, Blooming on the asphalt offers a unique perspective on Jack, a young Brazilian trans man.

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Bridesman

The first-ever series produced by Grindr, Bridesman follows a self-absorbed bridesman on his quest to steal his best friend’s husband-to-be.

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Camila Comes Out Tonight

From the hallways of a conservative school to streets filled with demonstrators, Camila Comes Out Tonight is a coming-of-age film.

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Centrepiece Gala: TRAMPS!

TRAMPS! is a feature-length documentary focusing on London’s iconic fashion and musical movement, The New Romantics.<

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Closing Gala: The Lake

The Lake follows Justin (Orphan Black’s Jordan Gavaris), a gay man in search of healing, as he returns to his childhood happy place in cottage country—only this time with a new companion in tow.

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Compulsus

A staggering two-thirds of all Canadians know a woman who has experienced physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. Compulsus asks the question: what if women took matters into their own hands?

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Death and Bowling

In a fractured, dream-like world, a transgender actor struggles with the death of the much-beloved captain of a lesbian bowling team.

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Fiona Clark: Unafraid

Artist Fiona Clark, a misfit in society and a fearless storyteller, has spent a lifetime championing the unseen—fighting for individuals, hidden communities and the land she inhabits.

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Fire Island

Director Andrew Ahn (Spa Night, Best First Feature Award winner, 2016) returns to Inside Out with the gay romantic comedy—emphasis on comedy—of our dreams.

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Framing Agnes

Director Chase Joynt and an all-star cast of transgender artists and performers use re-enactment and genre-blurring storytelling techniques to breathe new life into the previously untold stories.

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Friday I’m in Love

Bars and nightclubs have long been an essential gathering place for queer communities and Numbers nightclub was one such place for LGBTQ patrons in Houston, Texas.

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Gateways Grind

The memory of so many lesbian bars, whose stories are integral to lesbian history, is in danger of slipping away.

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Girl Picture

Over three consecutive Fridays, best friends Mimmi and Rönkkö’s friendship is put to the test as each embarks on an individual journey to ask the hard questions about who they are.

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Homebody

Johnny loves his babysitter Melanie but, upon further reflection, is he really in love with her or does he just want to be her? There’s only one way to find out.

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In from the Side

Come for the beefy guys and sweaty scrums, stay for the nuanced relationship drama unfolding among the players of a gay rugby club in South London.

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Jeannette

“I will never, ever, forget seeing the barrel of the gun,” says Jeannette Feliciano, a survivor of the Pulse Nightclub massacre.

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LA Queenciañera

As Los Angeles-based Latina trans activist Bamby Salcedo points out, the average life expectancy of a trans woman is a mere 35 years.

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Lonesome

In this sexually explicit drama, a scandal drives a young gay man from his small Australian town to Sydney.

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Moneyboys

Moneyboys follows a Chinese hustler as he struggles to cope with the disapproval of his rural family.

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Nana’s Boys

With subtle, vulnerable performances, Nana’s Boys focuses on the intimate life of a couple who are confronted with the fact that their relationship is not as solid as they thought.

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Neptune Frost

Neptune Frost, one of the most visually striking films of the last several years, is an unmistakably queer, anti-capitalist, sci-fi musical created by Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman.

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Opening Gala: Mars One

The loving expectations that parents have for their children can be a source of unease, a trap that must be tiptoed around.

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Out in the Ring

Out in the Ring explores the rise and history of LGBTQ+ professional wrestlers and representation in the sport.

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Pat Rocco Dared

Whose movies include a naked man dancing on a freeway, a gay couple at Disneyland, and the world’s first Pride march? Pat Rocco, a trailblazing gay independent filmmaker.

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Phantom Project

A charmingly gay urban ghost story, The Phantom Project follows meandering millennial Pablo as he attempts to get his life together.

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Private Desert

Brazil’s submission for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film is a canny act of defiance against the homophobic jingoistic nastiness of the country’s current government.

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RE:Focus Gala: We Will Never Belong

Adolescence can be tough, especially for young queer people who haven’t quite figured it out. We Will Never Belong charts one teenager’s quest for the truth with style and grace.

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Shorts: Best of the Fest

The best shorts of the festival. What more could you ask for?

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Shorts: Best of the Fest II

Part II. Now, with more shorts.

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Shorts: BOLD

Our annual collection of exciting new works in Black queer cinema.

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Shorts: Honey & I

My honey and I are doing just fine, yeah.

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Shorts: ICONS

Our annual collection of short documentaries highlighting the real deal heroes of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

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Shorts: If I Could Change Your Mind

If I could change your mind I would hit the ground running.

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Shorts: Local Heroes

Our annual collection of the best of the best in local queer cinema.

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Shorts: No Body, No Crime

We think they did it but we just can’t prove it.

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Shorts: Now I’m In It

'Cause now I'm in it but I've been trying to find my way back for a minute.

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Shorts: Running If You Call My Name

I will run away if you call my name and I'll keep running if you come my way.

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Shorts: Something To Tell You

Tell me how you feel 'cause I got something to tell you.

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Shorts: Stories We Tell

Our annual collection of the best of the best in Canadian queer cinema.

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Shorts: Thrive

Our annual collection of exciting new works by trans and non-binary filmmakers. 

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Sirens

Growing up in the shadow of their parents during the war in Lebanon, guitarist Lilas Mayassi and her bandmates, Shery, Maya, Alma, and Tatiana (Slave to Sirens) have big dreams but few opportunities.

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Special Presentation: So Damn Easy Going

So Damn Easy Going explores the absolute mess of love and relationships through the eyes of Joanna, an 18-year-old diagnosed with ADHD.

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Special Presentation: Unidentified Objects

In Unidentified Objects a misanthropic gay dwarf and a plucky sex worker go on a road trip to Canada in search of aliens.

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Stupid For You

Jude Klassen’s musical feature, Stupid for You, asks the knotty question: what’s a shy, awkward queer teen to do when the opportunity to be noticed by her crush presents itself? The answer?

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Sublime

Being a teenager in love can be hard. But being a teenager in love with your lifelong best friend is definitely harder. Sublime takes a look at a friendship that is facing the test of longevity.

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The Divide

The astounding Valeria Bruni Tedeschi delivers a tour-de-force performance as the high-strung half of a couple coming apart at the seams amid the anti-Macron “yellow vest” protests.

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The Empress of Vancouver

She may not be a household name outside of her tight-knit Vancouver community, but make no mistake, maverick drag diva and performance artist Oliv Howe is a star.

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The First Fallen

The First Fallen offers a sensitive look back at the early days of the AIDS epidemic in Brazil through the eyes of three friends.

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Wake Up, Leonard

Part comedy, part self-help nightmare, Wake Up, Leonard follows one man's quest for wellness while failing miserably to stay on his vibe.

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We Don’t Dance for Nothing

Captured amid the Hong Kong protests, We Don’t Dance for Nothing is a photo-montage love letter to the Filipina domestic workers of Hong Kong and their passion for dance.

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With Wonder

With Wonder takes an intimate look at members of the queer, Christian community of colour and their attempts to answer the question: Can you be both Christian and queer?