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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Special Sneak Preview: Chestnut

Jac Cron

Jac Cron

Director

Country

USA

Format

Feature Film

Year

2023

Duration

1 h 27 mins

Stream

Premiere

Interests

Bisexual, Romance, Trans

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

After graduation and a hard breakup, Annie is ready for a new life and a new city. She plans to spend the summer packing up her apartment and saying goodbye to friends, but a chance meeting with an alluring duo makes Annie begin to question her decision to leave. They quickly become entangled in a precarious love triangle, filled with toxic habits and unspoken words. Chestnut, director Jac Cron’s feature debut, is a slow-burning exploration of the desire to belong and the pain of loneliness. Natalia Dyer, Rachel Keller, Danny Ramirez, and Chella Man come together to create this intimate character study with great empathy and sincerity.

Mon May 29, 9:15 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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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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Closing Gala: Glitter & Doom

Tom Gustafson

Tom Gustafson

Director

Country

United States

Format

Feature film

Year

2023

Duration

1 h 50 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

Galas and Special Presentations

Interests

Gay, Lesbian, Romance

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

Guests

Tom Gustafson

Tom Gustafson

Director

Cory Kruekeberg

Cory Kruekeberg

Writer

Alex Diaz

Alex Diaz

Cast

Alan Cammish

Alan Cammish

Cast

Missi Pyle

Missi Pyle

Cast

Lea DeLaria

Lea DeLaria

Cast

Tig Notaro

Tig Notaro

Cast

Ale García

Ale García

Producer

Antonio Urdapilleta

Antonio Urdapilleta

Producer

When carefree Glitter and aspiring musician Doom meet it is love at first sight. But as Glitter prepares to live out his dream of running away with the circus, the two have only 29 days to know if it is also a love that will last. A jukebox musical featuring songs by the Indigo Girls, we follow their journey through the lyrics to some of their greatest hits, including the iconic anthem Closer to Fine. Starring Alex Diaz and Alan Cammish and featuring Lea Delaria, Missi Pyle, Tig Notaro, and the Indigo Girls themselves, Glitter & Doom is a fantastical summer romance with a big musical heart.

*Please note that this film will not be screened with open captions but closed captions will be available. CaptiView devices are available to patrons requesting them through the TIFF Bell Lightbox Box Office.

Sat Jun 03, 7:15 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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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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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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Special Presentation: Blue Jean

Georgia Oakley

Georgia Oakley

Director

Country

United Kingdom

Format

Feature film

Year

2022

Duration

1 h 37 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

Galas and Special Presentations

Interests

Lesbian, RE:Focus, Romance

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

It’s 1988 in England and Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government is about to pass Section 28, a law that prohibits the promotion of homosexuality. For Jean, a gym teacher, a law stigmatizing gays and lesbians adds an additional layer to her ongoing struggle to live her life openly. As she attempts to lead a double life, pressure mounts between her and her out and proud partner. As the issues intensify on all sides, the arrival of a new student catalyzes a crisis that will challenge Jean to her core.

*Please note that this film will not be screened with open captions but closed captions will be available. CaptiView devices are available to patrons requesting them through the TIFF Bell Lightbox Box Office.

Fri Jun 02, 9:15 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Screening Sponsor

Gebadia Haverkamp

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All the Colours of the World are Between Black and White

Babatunde Apalow

Babatunde Apalow

Director

Country

Nigeria

Format

Feature film

Year

2023

Duration

1 h 33 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

International Showcase

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Black, Gay, Romance

Rating and Content Advisory

18A | Homophobic Violence. Scenes depicting graphic homophobic violence.

Bambino is a delivery driver in Lagos, living a quiet life and holding his neighbours at arm’s length. When he meets Bawa, a friendly and easygoing photographer, something clicks. But in a country where homosexuality is illegal and taboo, Bambino doesn’t know what to do with their connection; judging by the life choices of his friend Ifeyinwa, the options seem limited. The subtly and restraint in Babatunde Apalowo’s much-lauded debut feature is part of its power to move audiences. He creates characters that feel like real people, and we fear for them and cheer for them as they find their way.

Sun May 28, 9:15 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Screening Sponsors

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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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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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Holly Bates

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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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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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