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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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

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

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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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Andy Chong

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Holly Bates

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Heather Posten

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Lauren Beatty

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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

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

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Japneet Kaur

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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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Milad Alami

Milad Alami

Director

Country

Format

Feature film

Year

2023

Duration

2 h 0 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

Premiere

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Gay, Romance, Sports

Rating and Content Advisory

14A | Homophobic Violence. Scenes depicting graphic homophobic violence.

In the aftermath of a devastating rumor, Iman and his family were forced to flee Iran. As refugees, Iman, his wife Maryam, and their two daughters end up in a run-down hotel in northern Sweden. When Maryam learns she is pregnant and there is still no movement in the immigration process Iman wants to do whatever it takes to protect his family. As a wrestler who once represented Iran at the Olympics, a local wrestling club may be the solution to their problem but as wrestling, and one sparring partner in particular, bring up old feelings, Iman must choose between his own desires and the safety of his family.

Sat May 27, 6:45 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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