Shorts: Sorrow and Joy

Guests

Shruti Parekh

Shruti Parekh

Director

Maria José Maldonaldo

Maria José Maldonaldo

Director

Latavia Young

Latavia Young

Producer

Cecilia Delgado

Cecilia Delgado

Director

Apayauq Reitan

Apayauq Reitan

Subject

A country at war, a competitive athlete, and couples exploring intimacy, this collection of shorts is all about the ups and downs of our queer realities.

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

This program has 7 films.

Sat Jun 03, 2:15 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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It's a Date

Nadia Parfan

Nadia Parfan

Director

A car races at breakneck speed through Kyiv at dawn. This contemporary remake of the French short film It’s a Date captures the heightened emotions caused by the war.

Country

Year

2023

Duration

5 mins

Interests

Esperanza

Shruti Parekh

Shruti Parekh

Director

When an immigrant taxi driver in upstate New York takes an undocumented couple to the Canadian border, they find themselves at odds.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

18 mins

Interests

MY FIERCE AUNT BIANCA

María José Maldonaldo

María José Maldonaldo

Director

While planning a birthday party for her late aunt Bianca, María José Maldonado revisits the past in order to celebrate and correct Bianca’s legacy.

Country

United States

Year

2023

Duration

10 mins

Interests

Young Mom

Cecilia Delgado

Cecilia Delgado

Director

A young Latinx woman kidnaps the child she nannies to satisfy her girlfriend’s desire to start a family.

Country

Brazil

Year

2022

Duration

15 mins

Interests

As You Are

Daisy Friedman

Daisy Friedman

Director

When an interabled queer couple spends the night together for the first time, they must confront their complex relationships with desire, sexuality, and bodily autonomy.

Country

United States

Year

2023

Duration

14 mins

Interests

Apayauq

Zeppelin Zeerip

Zeppelin Zeerip

Director

Apayauq Reitan’s journey to become the first out transgender woman to complete the legendary Iditarod sled dog race.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

16 mins

Interests

Untitled Movie

Annie Brennen

Annie Brennen

Director

Zoe is making a movie about a woman who is making a movie. In it, her character must kiss a woman.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

11 mins

Interests

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Bloom Room

When Leo turns their love of plants into an online community for Black folks to talk all things foliage, they discover that community is the key to staying rooted. As Leo’s group of Black millennial...

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Shorts: Let It Be Me

Sex clubs, teddy bears, cruising, and erotic wrestling, this collection of shorts is all about owning your truth and not being afraid to express yourself.

Guest In Attendance
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Shorts: Closer to Fine

Beards, bands, boundaries, and besties, this collection of shorts is just trying to tell you something about life.

Shorts: Thrive

Guests

Connie Glachan

Connie Glachan

Director

Inside Out’s specially-curated program showcasing the work of trans and non binary filmmakers. Curated by and for the trans* community.

Rating and Content Advisory

14A | Sexual Content. Scenes containing graphic sexual content and nudity.

This program has 8 films.

Fri Jun 02, 9:30 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Screening Sponsor

Neil Betteridge

Always, Asifa

Shiva Raichandani

Shiva Raichandani

Director

As Asifa prepares to finally undergo gender affirmation surgery, the disabled trans activist – who is also Britain’s first out Muslim drag queen – reflects on her life.

Country

United Kingdom

Year

2022

Duration

20 mins

Interests

Virtual GIRL

Connie Glachan

Connie Glachan

Director

Aqua Venus provides a personalised fever dream to help YOU discover what being a woman means!

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

5 mins

Interests

Here, Hopefully

Hao Zhou

Hao Zhou

Director

Zee, a nonbinary aspiring nurse from China, strives to build a gender-affirming life in rural Iowa.

Country

United States

Year

2023

Duration

11 mins

Interests

Bigger on the Inside

Angelo Madsen Minax

Angelo Madsen Minax

Director

Through snowy stargazing, flirting with guys on dating apps, taking ketamine (or not), and watching YouTube lecture videos, outer and inner space collapse.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

12 mins

Interests

Yes, Goddess

Randa Jarrar

Randa Jarrar

Director

A group of queer femmes and their lovers gather at a kink party for the first time since 2019.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

11 mins

Interests

Cupid Into Transmutation

Spndex

Spndex

Director

Caesar, a trans camboy on the run from his traumatic past, is shocked when his body starts to violently morph and transform beyond all recognition.

Country

Netherlands

Year

2022

Duration

13 mins

Interests

Golden Voice

Mars Verrone

Mars Verrone

Director

Forty years after the Khmer Rouge regime, a transgender man returns to the village where he survived the genocide.

Country

United States

Year

0

Duration

18 mins

Interests

GORDITX

Malik Ever

Malik Ever

Director

With her summer camp golf tournament looming, outcast Ursula hopes to win and prove her worth with the help of Chef Cormac, the transmasculine former ladies golf pro.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

14 mins

Interests

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Shorts: BOLD

Embark on a journey through themes of vulnerability and the power that lies within it with this year’s BOLD programming. This series of shorts made by Black filmmakers display the magic, vulnerabili...

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Shorts: Closer to Fine

Beards, bands, boundaries, and besties, this collection of shorts is just trying to tell you something about life.

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Shorts: Stories We Tell

From parenthood to plant care, this collection of shorts highlights the work of Canadian filmmakers creating from coast to coast.

Shorts: Joking

Guests

Judith Kanatahawi Schuyler

Judith Kanatahawi Schuyler

Peter Knegt

Peter Knegt

Andy Reid

Andy Reid

Will Carington

Will Carington

Jake Goicoechea

Jake Goicoechea

Rivkah Reyes

Rivkah Reyes

Kait Schuster

Kait Schuster

These short films about loud neighbours, vampires, and inner saboteurs prove that anything can be comedic if it’s in the right hands.

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

This program has 7 films.

Thu Jun 01, 9:30 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Co-Presented by

Once Upon a Time in the Bay

Judith Kanatahawi Schuyler

Judith Kanatahawi Schuyler

After a year living in a very straight New Zealand beach town, First Nations lesbian Tallulah can stand it no longer – she’s going back to Toronto where the rainbows fly. Or is she?

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

10 mins

Interests

Troy

Mike Donahue

Mike Donahue

Troy has loud sex. Troy has loud sex 24/7. Troy shares a wall with Thea and Charlie. Troy is ruining their lives…or is he saving them?

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

16 mins

Interests

Dilating For Maximum Results

Nyala Moon

Nyala Moon

A whack, irrelevant comedy about a black trans woman who tries to dilate, after four years of not dilating, to hook-up IRL with her online boyfriend.

Country

United States

Year

0

Duration

14 mins

Interests

Say Uncle

James Cooper

James Cooper

After being estranged for almost a decade, former best friends Jake and Drew reunite so Drew can ask Jake the age-old queer question…can I have your sperm to make a baby?

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

12 mins

Interests

Testing

Andy Reid

Andy Reid

When a young gay man suspects he has an STI, he goes in for testing and discovers the older man he recently slept with is a doctor at the clinic.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

9 mins

Interests

Rejoice in the Lamb

Will Carington

Will Carington

Director

Courtney Bush

Courtney Bush

Director

Jake Goicoechea

Jake Goicoechea

Director

A late-night conversation with an oracle launches a young Brooklyn woman on a quest to slay a vampire.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

18 mins

Interests

Gianna

Kait Schuster

Kait Schuster

Gina, a Filipina Gemini who is just doing her best, takes the advice of her sliding scale therapist to spend a day with her inner saboteur. Enter Gianna.

Country

United States

Year

2023

Duration

11 mins

Interests

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Shorts: Thrive

Inside Out’s specially-curated program showcasing the work of trans and non binary filmmakers. Curated by and for the trans* community.

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Bloom Room

When Leo turns their love of plants into an online community for Black folks to talk all things foliage, they discover that community is the key to staying rooted. As Leo’s group of Black millennial...

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Shorts: Local Heroes

Guests

Nicole Bazuin

Nicole Bazuin

Isak Vaillancourt

Isak Vaillancourt

Beth Warrian

Beth Warrian

Angelina Nayyar

Angelina Nayyar

Tasneem Nanji

Tasneem Nanji

Raghed Charabaty

Raghed Charabaty

Tziara Reyes-Herrera

Tziara Reyes-Herrera

Simon Paluck

Simon Paluck

From raves to resistance, this collection of shorts highlights the work of local queer storytellers making films that explore the multitudes this city has to offer.

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

This program has 8 films.

Thu Jun 01, 6:45 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Screening Sponsors

Ralph Pascht and Mark Le Messurier

Co-Presented by

Thriving: A Dissociated Reverie

Nicole Bazuin

Nicole Bazuin

A surrealist exploration of dissociative identity disorder (DID) based on the lived experience of a Black, nonbinary, disabled artist and former sex worker.

Country

Canada

Year

2023

Duration

10 mins

Interests

Adore

Beth Warrian

Beth Warrian

Luci, a queer Peruvian Canadian woman, gives her beloved nephew the Christmas gift of his dreams: a beautiful sequined dress.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

11 mins

Interests

Lala Gothicfish

Angelina Nayyar

Angelina Nayyar

Set against the backdrop of a city undergoing rapid gentrification, a Toronto teenager struggles to save a youth rave scene plagued by substance use and over-policing.

Country

Canada

Year

2023

Duration

11 mins

Interests

Collective Resistance

Isak Vaillancourt

Isak Vaillancourt

Told from the perspectives of 2SLGBTQ+ Afro-Indigenous leaders and activists, this short documentary reimagines new possibilities in the relationship between Blackness and Indigeneity, which is rooted in solidarity and joy.

Country

Canada

Year

2023

Duration

17 mins

Interests

September 10th

Tasneem Nanji

Tasneem Nanji

Two queer Muslim Women, one in Toronto and one in New York, navigate love, family, and connection the night before 9/11.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

15 mins

Interests

A Letter From the Ashes

Raghed Charabaty

Raghed Charabaty

A rough and raw letter on what it means to lose love at the expense of finding freedom. An essay on family, anger and fraud.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

10 mins

Interests

Shedding

Tziara Reyes

Tziara Reyes

This short documentary follows an individual’s journey of shaving their head for the first time; exploring the complex relationship between hair and identity.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

5 mins

Interests

INSTA GAY

Simon Paluck

Simon Paluck

A millennial Torontonian is left reeling after breaking-up with a popular gay influencer.

Country

Canada

Year

2023

Duration

12 mins

Interests

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Shorts: Stories We Tell

From parenthood to plant care, this collection of shorts highlights the work of Canadian filmmakers creating from coast to coast.

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Bloom Room

When Leo turns their love of plants into an online community for Black folks to talk all things foliage, they discover that community is the key to staying rooted. As Leo’s group of Black millennial...

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Shorts: Closer to Fine

Beards, bands, boundaries, and besties, this collection of shorts is just trying to tell you something about life.

Shorts: Something Real

Guests

Levi Eddie Aluede

Levi Eddie Aluede

Director

Snakes, the sea, and unexpected visitors, this collection of shorts explores relationships with everyone from ourselves and our partners to strangers.

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

This program has 7 films.

Sun May 28, 6:45 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Screening Sponsors

Gary and William Klein

Co-Presented by

You Can Stay Over (If You Want)

Zach Siegel

Zach Siegel

Director

After a hookup, John and Alex test the limits of what’s TMI.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

10 mins

Interests

An Eighth Of Him

Levi Eddie Aluede

Levi Eddie Aluede

Director

Stoic drug dealer Kadell begins spending more time with one of his new buyers, leading to self-reflection as they form a deep and unexpected bond.

Country

United Kingdom

Year

2023

Duration

11 mins

Interests

Will You Look At Me

Shuli Huang

Shuli Huang

Director

A young Chinese filmmaker returns to his hometown and engages in an overdue conversation with his mother, leading them on a quest for acceptance and love.

Country

China

Year

2022

Duration

20 mins

Interests

9th floor to the right

Andrea Romano

Andrea Romano

Director

Lorenzo prepares to receive Marvin for the first time but when he shows up at his door with a guest, Lorenzo doesn’t dare say no.

Country

France

Year

2022

Duration

16 mins

Interests

i get so sad sometimes

Trishtan Tala Perez

Trishtan Tala Perez

Director

In the town of Pagadian, a gay teenager eagerly waits for a mature man to reveal his face after developing an anonymous sexual relationship with him online.

Country

Philippines

Year

2021

Duration

20 mins

Interests

The Dalles

Angalis Field

Angalis Field

Director

When a handsome cyclist passes through and asks for directions to a local cruising site, Cam takes it as an invitation to follow him.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

12 mins

Interests

Christopher at Sea

Tom CJ Brown

Tom CJ Brown

Director

After checking in as a passenger onboard a cargo ship, Christopher begins to question his sanity and his perception of time.

Country

France

Year

2022

Duration

20 mins

Interests

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Shorts: Center Stage

Crushes, homecoming, and some surprising special interests: this short program highlights the complexities of young adulthood and the importance of being yourself.

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Shorts: Let It Be Me

Sex clubs, teddy bears, cruising, and erotic wrestling, this collection of shorts is all about owning your truth and not being afraid to express yourself.

Guest In Attendance
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Shorts: Local Heroes

From raves to resistance, this collection of shorts highlights the work of local queer storytellers making films that explore the multitudes this city has to offer.

Shorts: Stories We Tell

Guests

James Cooper

James Cooper

Director

Paige Gratland

Paige Gratland

Director

Yi Shi

Yi Shi

Director

TJ Cuthand

TJ Cuthand

Director

Arshad Khan

Arshad Khan

Director

Seán Maheux Galway

Seán Maheux Galway

Producer

Maxime Robin

Maxime Robin

Director

From parenthood to plant care, this collection of shorts highlights the work of Canadian filmmakers creating from coast to coast.

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

This program has 8 films.

Sun May 28, 2:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

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Co-Presented by

Plant Daddy

James Cooper

James Cooper

After rescuing an abandoned potted plant, Phil spirals into an absurd plant obsession to avoid visiting his father on his deathbed.

Country

Canada

Year

2023

Duration

14 mins

Interests

Magic in Plain Sight

Paige Gratland

Paige Gratland

Director

A portrait of self-taught seamstress Brenna Bezanson, a change-maker whose creations of custom women’s clothing challenge capitalist and patriarchal ideals.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

11 mins

Interests

13 Eggs

TJ Cuthand

TJ Cuthand

Director

Over a four-year period, filmmaker TJ Cuthand collects footage capturing his experience of trying to make a baby.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

14 mins

Interests

Tabanca

Lauren Marsden

Lauren Marsden

Director

Marlinn is a genderqueer Trinidadian woman suffering through a wet Vancouver winter and missing Carnival season back home, that is until they discover the power of masquerade is within them.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

11 mins

Interests

Skill

Arshad Khan

Arshad Khan

Director

A South Asian mother finds herself immersed in a profound state of mourning after discovering
that her beloved son identifies as gay.

Country

Canada

Year

2023

Duration

12 mins

Interests

Once in a Red Moon

Yi Shi

Yi Shi

Director

As Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, a lonesome young Chinese immigrant finds comfort in a whirlwind romance with a mysterious hometown queer crush who seems too good to be true.

Country

Year

2022

Duration

9 mins

Interests

The Year Long Boulder

Brielle LeBlanc

Brielle LeBlanc

Director

Crushed by unrequited love, a young queer poet finally reckons with their own emotional baggage – make that a boulder.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

9 mins

Interests

The Left Hand

Maxime Robin

Maxime Robin

Director

Young Maxime’s mother starts worrying about him when his 2nd grade teacher declares him “abnormal.”

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

13 mins

Interests

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Shorts: Thrive

Inside Out’s specially-curated program showcasing the work of trans and non binary filmmakers. Curated by and for the trans* community.

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Shorts: Closer to Fine

Beards, bands, boundaries, and besties, this collection of shorts is just trying to tell you something about life.

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Shorts: Local Heroes

From raves to resistance, this collection of shorts highlights the work of local queer storytellers making films that explore the multitudes this city has to offer.

Shorts: Closer to Fine

Guests

Holly Bates

Holly Bates

Heather Posten

Heather Posten

Lauren Beatty

Lauren Beatty

Lulu Wei

Lulu Wei

Beards, bands, boundaries, and besties, this collection of shorts is just trying to tell you something about life.

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

This program has 7 films.

Sun May 28, 11:45 am
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

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Screening Sponsor

Japneet Kaur

Screening Sponsor

I Am Home

Kymon Greyhorse

Kymon Greyhorse

Director

As time goes on and the world around us shifts, we adapt and change. Although we might look different, deep down we are still the same. We are made from Mother Earth – mud, wood, love, and patience.

Country

United States

Year

2021

Duration

3 mins

Interests

House of Whoreship

Holly Laura Bates

Holly Laura Bates

When Violet, a suburban brothel worker returns to work after enduring a breakup, she is confronted by her recent ex-girlfriend hustling the same shift.

Country

Australia

Year

2022

Duration

15 mins

Interests

YA BENTI

Anissa Allali

Anissa Allali

Sabrina is about to marry Younes, a wedding that’s everything for her mother and grandmother. But the day before the ceremony, Sabrina steps back.

Country

France

Year

2022

Duration

23 mins

Interests

Transenders

Diane Russo Cheng

Diane Russo Cheng

Director

An intimate look into the nonprofit skateboarding organization Skate Like A Girl, as seen through the eyes of Alexa, a trans woman skateboarder and mentor.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

9 mins

Interests

Butch up!

Yu-Jin LEE

Yu-Jin LEE

After a breakup, Mi-hae, the lead singer of an indie band, cannot bring herself to sing the band’s most popular song, “Oppa’s Girl”.

Country

Year

2022

Duration

11 mins

Interests

Soap

Lulu Wei

Lulu Wei

Inspired by past heartbreaks and present friendship, this short find two queer best friends going on a romantic getaway after being dumped.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

12 mins

Interests

Funny Face

Jude Hope Harris

Jude Hope Harris

When country singer Randy travels to take care of his sister Sophie, who is recovering from facial feminization surgery, he meets her girlfriend Morgan for the first time.

Country

United States

Year

2023

Duration

15 mins

Interests

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Shorts: Sorrow and Joy

A country at war, a competitive athlete, and couples exploring intimacy, this collection of shorts is all about the ups and downs of our queer realities.

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Shorts: BOLD

Embark on a journey through themes of vulnerability and the power that lies within it with this year’s BOLD programming. This series of shorts made by Black filmmakers display the magic, vulnerabili...

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Shorts: Center Stage

Crushes, homecoming, and some surprising special interests: this short program highlights the complexities of young adulthood and the importance of being yourself.

Bloom Room

Tristen Sutherland

Tristen Sutherland

Director

Yasmijn Nicolle

Yasmijn Nicolle

Director

Christian Anderson

Christian Anderson

Director

Ajahnis Charley

Ajahnis Charley

Director

Sochima Nwakaeze

Sochima Nwakaeze

Director

Country

Canada

Format

Episodic

Year

2023

Duration

53 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

Episodic

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Black, Canadian, Non-Binary, Queer

Rating and Content Advisory

PG

Guests

Tristen Sutherland

Tristen Sutherland

Director

Ajahnis Charley

Ajahnis Charley

Director

Christian Anderson

Christian Anderson

When Leo turns their love of plants into an online community for Black folks to talk all things foliage, they discover that community is the key to staying rooted. As Leo’s group of Black millennials become more entangled in each other’s lives, Leo, Amira, Cain, and Isla, find purpose in caretaking for their plants and their budding relationships. This comedic and heartfelt series explores the complexities of Black mental health and the bonds of chosen family, through the chaotic and precarious lens of young Black adults in Toronto.

Sat May 27, 4:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Shorts: BOLD

Guests

Mx. Roti

Mx. Roti

Director

Davis Alexander James

Davis Alexander James

Director

Cydney Tucker

Cydney Tucker

Director

Brandon Haynes

Brandon Haynes

Director

Embark on a journey through themes of vulnerability and the power that lies within it with this year’s BOLD programming. This series of shorts made by Black filmmakers display the magic, vulnerability, strength, joy and raw passion that encapsulates so many Black Queer experiences. From the mystical feminine to the power of advocating for reform and holding space for community, to exploring the complexity of the Black Trans experience through the varied lenses of both fiction and non-fictional works, this series is bound to take audiences through a journey.

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

This program has 6 films.

Sat May 27, 1:30 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Screening Sponsors

Jill Andrew and Aisha Fairclough,

Body Confidence Canada

Co-Presented by

Catching Spirits

Vanesssa Beletic

Vanesssa Beletic

Director

Destiny has been told since childhood she has seizures when she dances. When she’s challenged to face her fear and dance, Destiny makes a decision that could reveal a secret she doesn’t yet understand.

Country

United States

Year

0

Duration

12 mins

Interests

House of Tulip

Cydney Tucker

Cydney Tucker

Director

House of Tulip follows two Black trans activists as they run for office and work to build Louisiana’s first housing refuge for trans and gender non-conforming residents.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

25 mins

Interests

Scaring Women at Night

Karimah Zakia Issa

Karimah Zakia Issa

Director

Two strangers are scared on a late walk home. As they try to escape one another, their worlds collide at an intersection, forcing them to question who they’re afraid of and why.

Country

Canada

Year

2022

Duration

11 mins

Interests

Unless We Dance

Hanz Rippe Gabriele

Hanz Rippe Gabriele

Director

Fernanda Pineda Palencia

Fernanda Pineda Palencia

Director

A portrait of dance as the greatest expression of shielding the Afro community in Quibdó. A tribute to their act of resilience and to all the lives that have been lost along the way.

Country

Colombia

Year

2023

Duration

14 mins

Interests

Code Switch

Davis Alexander James

Davis Alexander James

Director

Mx. Roti

Mx. Roti

Director

Codeswitch follows a Black trans person as they navigate the barbershop, illuminating the complexity and dynamism of gender expression.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

5 mins

Interests

Finding The Light

Brandon Haynes

Brandon Haynes

Director

The story of Donna Hylton and her project ‘A Little Piece of Light,’ a nonprofit focused on supporting black women and LGBTQ+ individuals in the prison system.

Country

United States

Year

0

Duration

22 mins

Interests

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Shorts: Stories We Tell

From parenthood to plant care, this collection of shorts highlights the work of Canadian filmmakers creating from coast to coast.

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Shorts: Let It Be Me

Sex clubs, teddy bears, cruising, and erotic wrestling, this collection of shorts is all about owning your truth and not being afraid to express yourself.

+

Shorts: Sorrow and Joy

A country at war, a competitive athlete, and couples exploring intimacy, this collection of shorts is all about the ups and downs of our queer realities.

Shorts: Let It Be Me

Guests

Alex Megaro

Alex Megaro

Director

Christopher Cunetto

Christopher Cunetto

Director

Sex clubs, teddy bears, cruising, and erotic wrestling, this collection of shorts is all about owning your truth and not being afraid to express yourself.

Rating and Content Advisory

18A | Sexual Content. Scenes containing graphic sexual content and nudity.

This program has 8 films.

Fri May 26, 9:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

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Pipes

Kilian Feusi

Kilian Feusi

Director

Jessica Meier

Jessica Meier

Director

Sujanth Ravichandran

Sujanth Ravichandran

Director

Bob the plumber is hired to fix a broken pipe and to his surprise finds himself inside a gay fetish club.

Country

Switzerland

Year

2022

Duration

4 mins

Interests

Bear

Jimi Vall Peterson

Jimi Vall Peterson

Director

When the inexperienced, 24-year-old Elias is reunited with his cuddly, talking childhood teddy bear, a passionate relationship is re-awakened

Country

Sweden

Year

2022

Duration

15 mins

Interests

Krush The Wrestler

Alex Megaro

Alex Megaro

Director

Exploring the innate intimacy of submission wrestling, a lifelong wrestler turns his talents into an on-demand fetish video service.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

14 mins

Interests

STATE OF MIND

Donald C. Shorter Jr.

Donald C. Shorter Jr.

Director

State of Mind highlights the intimacy and beauty found through the experience of power exchange in BDSM/leather/fetish/kink.

Country

United States

Year

0

Duration

3 mins

Interests

Nothing Special

Mikko Makela

Mikko Makela

Director

A filmmaker’s and a moviegoer’s ideas of cinematic romance are put to the test during a one-night stand that turns emotional.

Country

United Kingdom

Year

2023

Duration

14 mins

Interests

Farlaques

Julien Cadieux

Julien Cadieux

Director

An Acadian country road and beautiful beach attract more than just tourists.

Country

Canada

Year

2021

Duration

7 mins

Interests

He Watches

Joshua Conkel

Joshua Conkel

Director

Tom has his boyfriend Mikey move in and what initially seems like domestic bliss gives way to creeping dread as a malevolent spirit makes itself known.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

13 mins

Interests

Safe Word

Christopher Cunetto

Christopher Cunetto

Director

Cesar, an emotionally stunted masochist, must confront his self-loathing after his dom, Bear, reinterprets the rules of their game.

Country

United States

Year

2022

Duration

15 mins

Interests

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