Golden Delicious (Relaxed Screening)

Jason Karman

Jason Karman

Director

Country

Canada

Format

Feature film

Year

2022

Duration

2 h 0 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

Spotlight on Canada

Interests

Asian, Canadian, Gay, Romance, Sports

Rating and Content Advisory

PG

Guests

Jason Karman

Jason Karman

Director

Everyone wants something from high school senior Jake: his father is pushing him to try out for the basketball team – an abandoned dream of his own – and his girlfriend wants to take their relationship to the next level. But it’s not until Aleks, an openly gay teen with a love for basketball, moves in across the street that Jake begins to struggle with his own desires. To get closer to Aleks, Jake devotes himself to making the basketball team – only to realize it’s not basketball he really wants. Meanwhile, Jake finds out that his father is having an affair, which leaves him questioning his entire family foundation.

To better serve our community, we will be holding a Relaxed Screening of this film. The theatre seating will be reduced to 25% capacity, the lights will be dimmed but still on and film sound will be lowered. Talking, looking at devices, and moving around are allowed and encouraged, as different audience members have different needs.

Sat Jun 03, 11:30 am
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Screening Sponsor

Andy Chong

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This Place

V.T. Nayani

V.T. Nayani

Director, Co-Writer

Country

Canada

Format

Feature film

Year

2022

Duration

1 h 27 mins

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

Guests

Stephanie Sonny Hooker

Stephanie Sonny Hooker

Producer

V.T. Nayani

V.T. Nayani

Director, Co-Writer

Kawenniióhstha leaves her community of Kahnawà:ke near Montreal to attend university in Toronto and to find her Iranian father, who she has never met. Malai is a Tamil woman dealing with her father’s terminal illness and trying to decide what her future should look like. The women meet by chance but form an intense attraction and bond as they navigate complex issues of identity and family. In each other they have found understanding and comfort but is this new connection enough or will the pressures of their legacies overwhelm them?

Sun May 28, 6:30 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

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Screening Sponsors

Greg Lichti and Garth Norbraten

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Before I Change My Mind

Trevor Anderson

Trevor Anderson

Director

Country

Canada

Format

Feature film

Year

2022

Duration

1 h 28 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

Spotlight on Canada

Interests

Canadian, Friendship, Non-Binary, Youth

Rating and Content Advisory

PG

In the debut feature from award-wining director Trevor Anderson it’s 1987 and Robin’s arrival at a small-town Alberta middle-school causes a stir.

Being the new kid at school is never easy, and it’s extra challenging for Robin to contend with the discomfort of the other students who aren’t sure of Robin’s gender. Things improve when they become friends with Carter, the local troublemaker, during a class trip to the West Edmonton Mall. But Robin and Carter’s friendship is put to the test when they are both attracted to Izzy, leading Robin to question the price they are willing to pay to fit in.

Sat Jun 03, 9:15 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Golden Delicious

Jason Karman

Jason Karman

Director

Country

Canada

Format

Feature film

Year

2022

Duration

2 h 0 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

Spotlight on Canada

Interests

Asian, Canadian, Gay, Romance, Sports

Rating and Content Advisory

PG

Guests

Jason Karman

Jason Karman

Director

Everyone wants something from high school senior Jake: his father is pushing him to try out for the basketball team – an abandoned dream of his own – and his girlfriend wants to take their relationship to the next level. But it’s not until Aleks, an openly gay teen with a love for basketball, moves in across the street that Jake begins to struggle with his own desires. To get closer to Aleks, Jake devotes himself to making the basketball team – only to realize it’s not basketball he really wants. Meanwhile, Jake finds out that his father is having an affair, which leaves him questioning his entire family foundation.

Sat Jun 03, 11:45 am
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Screening Sponsor

Andy Chong

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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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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

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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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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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Something You Said Last Night

Luis De Filippis

Luis De Filippis

Director

Country

Canada

Format

Feature film

Year

2022

Duration

1 h 36 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

Spotlight on Canada

Interests

Canadian, RE:Focus, Trans

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

Guests

Carmen Madonia

Carmen Madonia

Cast

Luis De Filippis

Luis De Filippis

Director

Ren reluctantly accompanies her very Italian family on a beach resort holiday. As her younger sister makes friends and parties, Ren navigates a resort that does not cater to her and struggles to cope with her parents’ loving yet overbearing nature, trying to balance the yearning for independence with the comfort of being taken care of. Looming in the back of Ren’s mind is the secret of her recent dismissal from work, and that once the holiday is over, she will need to rely even more on her family’s support.

Thu Jun 01, 7:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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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

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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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Centrepiece Gala: Supporting Our Selves

Lulu Wei

Lulu Wei

Director

Country

Canada

Format

Feature film

Year

2023

Duration

1 h 15 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

Galas and Special Presentations

Interests

Activism, Aging/Elders, BIPOC Stories, Bisexual, Canadian, Gay, Lesbian, Queer, RE:Focus, Trans

Rating and Content Advisory

PG

Guests

Jenn Mason

Jenn Mason

Producer

Lulu Wei

Lulu Wei

Director

Founded in 1980 as the Gay Community Appeal, Community One Foundation has from the start raised funds for an array of community projects and organizations, with the organization and its name evolving along with the community itself. What started as a predominantly white, middle-class collective redefined itself during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and ’90s and continues to adapt today to better meet the needs of our Toronto communities. Supporting Our Selves is a moving exploration of more than four decades of activism, told through the lens of the Toronto-based philanthropic organization.

Tue May 30, 6:45 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Levi Eddie Aluede

Levi Eddie Aluede

Director

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Rating and Content Advisory

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

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