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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Shorts: Thrive

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

Guest In Attendance
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Shorts: Joking

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

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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: 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: 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.

Guest In Attendance
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Shorts: Something Real

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

Guest In Attendance
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Shorts: Joking

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

School of Rock

Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater

Director

Country

United States

Format

Feature film

Year

2003

Duration

1 h 48 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

International Showcase

Interests

International, Music, Performing Arts, Youth

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

Join us and our very special guest, School of Rock’s Rivkah Reyes (Katie), as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Mike White and Richard Linklater’s classic comedy that holds a special place in many queer hearts. Fired from his band, down and out rockstar Dewey Finn faces a mountain of debt and depression. Desperate for work, he poses as a substitute music teacher at an uptight private school where his attitude and hijinks have a powerful effect on his students. As he gets his privileged and precocious charges in touch with their inner rockstars, he imagines redemption at a local Battle of the Bands, solving his financial problems and putting him back in the spotlight.

Fri Jun 02, 6:45 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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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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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: 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: 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.

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Shorts: Something Real

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

Mutt

Vuk Lungulov-Klotz

Vuk Lungulov-Klotz

Country

United States

Format

Feature film

Year

2023

Duration

1 h 27 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

International Showcase

Interests

International, Latinx, Trans

Rating and Content Advisory

14A | Sexual Content. Scenes containing sexual content.

Guests

Vuk Lungulov-Klotz

Vuk Lungulov-Klotz

Director

Over the course of a single hectic day in New York City, three people from Feña’s past are thrust back into his life. Having lost touch since transitioning, he navigates the new dynamics of his relationships with his father, his younger half-sister, and his ex-boyfriend all while tackling the day-to-day challenges of living life in-between. This thoughtful drama delves into the complexity of both being trans and Latinx in today’s America.

Wed May 31, 6:45 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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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

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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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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: 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.

Guest In Attendance
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Shorts: Joking

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

Big Boys

Corey Sherman

Corey Sherman

Director

Country

United States

Format

Feature film

Year

2022

Duration

1 h 28 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

International Showcase

Interests

Coming Of Age, Gay, International, Youth

Rating and Content Advisory

PG

Jamie’s dream camping trip is ruined before it even begins when he finds out that his beloved cousin is bringing her new boyfriend. However, Jamie’s initial jealousy of the competent and confident Dan quickly turns into a friendship, as they bond over cooking, games and both being “big boys.” But as the weekend progresses, despite Jamie’s brother’s attempts to set him up with a girl staying at the campsite, all Jamie wants to do is hang out with Dan. As his burgeoning crush gets him into awkward scrapes and arguments, Jamie begins to come to terms with who he is, and who he desires.

Sun May 28, 4:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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