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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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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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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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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A Queer's Guide To Spiritual Living

Ari Conrad Birch

Ari Conrad Birch

Director

Michal Heuston

Michal Heuston

Director

Country

Canada

Format

Feature film

Year

2023

Duration

1 h 15 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

Spotlight on Canada

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Mental Health, Non-Binary, Queer, RE:Focus, Religion

Rating and Content Advisory

PG

Guests

Ari Conrad Birch

Ari Conrad Birch

Director

Michal Heuston

Michal Heuston

Director

A Queer’s Guide to Spiritual Living celebrates the many surprising intersections of faith and queerness in the lives of four queer folks from various religious contexts. Journal entries, poetry, and conversations with friends provide a glimpse into how Summeiya, the genderfluid founder of Queer Muslim Network Toronto, Juliana, a bisexual teacher and former Baptist Christian, Vaibhav, a gay Hindu dancer, and Ari, a trans Christian Orthodox drag artist, have navigated their queer and spiritual journeys.

Fri May 26, 4:15 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

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