Closing Gala Party

The Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival enters its rock era for this year’s Closing Night festivities. Live performances by Lane Webber, DJ Shannyn Hill and DJ Torquil Campbell. With a star-studded lineup representing the best of Canadian music and film, this event guarantees a night you won’t soon forget!

June 1, 2024 9:00 pm
TD Music Hall

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Stories from my Gay Grandparents

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Desire Lines

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Sebastian

Young Max is determined to make a name for himself in London’s literary circles, but his work as a freelance writer isn’t quite getting him there fast enough. In order to gain on the job experienc...

Co-Presentation: Winter Kept Us Warm

Filmed on a shoestring budget by a group of students in 1965, Winter Kept Us Warm is widely considered to be English Canada’s first gay film. The latest in the Queer Film Classics series from McGill-Queen’s University Press, writer Chris Dupuis’s monograph delves into Winter’s complex history and legacy. The event includes the premiere screening of a newly restored print and a Q&A with Dupuis and director David Secter.

 

Winter Kept Us Warm: Book Launch and Screening

Monday May 27, 2024 7-10pm

 

Book available for purchase at: https://www.mqup.ca/winter-kept-us-warm-products-9780228020332

May 27, 2024 7:00 pm
Innis Town Hall

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Bonus Track

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Inside Out x Spindle Films: Industry Networking

Inside Out is thrilled to announce our partnership with the Spindle Films Foundation to host a networking event for trans, non-binary, and gender-diverse industry members.

The event will start with a moderated conversation featuring up-and-coming gender-diverse talent in film. Together, we will explore the significance of mentorship and delve into their personal experiences navigating the industry. Audience members will have the opportunity to engage directly with our guests through a Q&A session. Stay tuned for the lineup reveal!

Following the conversation, attendees will have the chance to connect with one another, fostering valuable connections and enjoying an intentional space for our communities to gather and share.

May 28, 2024 4:00 pm
TIFF Lightbox Gallery

This is a FREE ticketed event

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Centrepiece Gala: Young Hearts

When Alexander moves in next door, Elias is intrigued. Their budding friendship blossoms amidst after-school escapades, exploring abandoned homes and hidden swimming spots, but when Alexander...

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Toll

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León

Andi Nachon

Andi Nachon

Director

Papu Curotto

Papu Curotto

Director

Country

Argentina

Format

Feature film

Year

2023

Duration

1 h 20 mins

Stream

International Showcase

Interests

Family, Latinx, Lesbian

For Julia, facing life after the loss of her partner seems like an impossible task. But León, their son, is the fuel to keep going. Nothing is easy after Barby’s death, between the return of León’s biological father, Barby’s mother’s distant attitude, and the struggle to keep their restaurant open. Outstanding performances by a talented ensemble of actors add complexity and honesty to their roles, enhancing a well-crafted narrative. Directing duo Andi Nachon and Papu Curotto bring us a story about love, grief, and a little bit of family chaos. León is a tale about the joyous and difficult task of loving and understanding one another.

Canadian Premiere

May 30, 2024 9:15 pm
TIFF Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

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Toll

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Industry Day

Join us for a full afternoon of panels, conversations, and networking opportunities at Inside Out’s Industry Day. Watch here and on our social channels for the full program and speaker list soon.Industry Day is free and we welcome all delegates, members, partners, and any aspiring queer filmmakers and storytellers out there. Stay after the last panel for the opportunity to meet and network with fellow film fans and creators at our Industry Day Mixer, generously sponsored by eOne. Note: Panels are subject to capacity.

May 29, 2024
12:00PM – 5:00PM pm
TIFF Lightbox Gallery
350 King Street West

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Shorts: Icons

Carabiners, karaoke nights, climbing legends, drag royalty, and resilient communities come together to create a program that highlights the power of queerness. Celebrate our past, present, and future...

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Mother Father Sister Brother Frank

The Jennings family are having a regular suburban Sunday dinner. Mother wants everything to be perfect. Father wants everyone to drink, which Sister refuses to do. And Brother keeps texting his ...

Opening Gala Party

Join us for this year’s opening night celebration with a night of dancing, mingling and more! Enjoy a performance by our festival artist and music by some of Toronto’s top queer DJs.  Note: Opening Night Party access is included with your ticket to the Opening Night film. Entry is subject to capacity.

May 24, 2024 9:00 pm
TIFF Lightbox Gallery

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Bonus Track

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RE:Focus Party

The RE:Focus Fund aims to address industry inequities through providing direct financial support to women, non-binary, and / or trans filmmakers telling 2SLGBTQ+ stories. Join us in the TIFF Gallery as we celebrate the World Premiere of RE:Focus recipient Sisters.  Featuring music by Soul Sista & more! Note: RE:Focus Party access is included with your ticket to the RE:Focus film, Sisters. Entry is subject to capacity.

May 25, 2024 9:00 pm, TIFF Lightbox Gallery

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Local Heroes Party

May 30, 2024 8:00 pm
TIFF Gallery

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Thrive Party

Meet us in the TIFF Gallery following our Thrive shorts program, showcasing the world of trans and non-binary storytellers, sponsored by Biktarvy. Note: Thrive Party access is included with your ticket to the Shorts: Thrive program. Entry is subject to capacity.

May 31, 2024 9:00 pm
TIFF Lightbox Gallery

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This hilarious and touching documentary tells the story of three older, gay "bears" working in Hollywood, who, tired of having their gay-themed ideas rejected by the mainstream, decide to self-p...

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Pitch, Please! + Awards Ceremony

Join us for Pitch, Please! as competitors present a two minute short film pitch to a jury and audience, with one winner taking home a $5,000 production grant. 

Following the pitch event Inside Out will hand out juried awards. The Canadian jury will present awards for Emerging Canadian Artist, Best Canadian Short, and Best Canadian Feature while our International jury will present one filmmaker with the Best First Feature award.

June 1, 2024 2:00 pm
TIFF Gallery

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