This series tells the story of Ester, a trans woman struggling to find her path in New Orleans during the week before Hurricane Katrina
Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall gives us an insider look at the inspiring man behind the computer screen.
From audience awards winners to programmer's pics, Best of the Best of the Fest offers up a solid cross section of short film festival faves spanning three decades.
This program offers up three decades of our nation's best in queer storytelling. From the political, to the deep end, this program is bound to inspire some great conversation with a dash of nostalgia.
At the heart of Inside Out has always been the annual Local Heroes (formerly Hogtown Homos) screening. So many familiar names, chosen family members, and even a few former staff members are featured in this celebration of our top drawer talent in our own backyard.
You Don't Nomi traces the redemptive journey of Showgirls, from notorious flop to cult classic, and maybe even masterpiece.
Filmmaker Hilla Medalia spent four years filming and interviewing four Israeli teenagers undergoing gender transformation.
Pitch, Please! will see competitors from across the globe present a short two-minute pitch to a virtual jury and audience, with one winner taking home a $5,000 prize.
A fake marriage to appease visiting Taiwanese parents is the centrepiece of Ang Lee’s under-seen comedy of manners.
This bold and beautiful tale of a budding romance on a ranch for women getting Reno divorces was named one of the best lesbian films of all time.
A day in the friendship of two trans women combing LA for a disloyal boyfriend, trying to make it to a singing engagement on time, handling the dangers of sex work--all on Christmas Eve.
John Cameron Mitchell’s explicit, sex-positive coming-of-self dramedy stars Toronto’s own Sook-Yin Lee, set in post 9/11 Manhattan.
An exclusive double bill of what is considered to be the best French gay porn ever made (1980), and the 2018 Cannes Competition wild card entry.
A groundbreaking exploration of a young Black man’s search for identity in a rough Miami neighbourhood.
An aspiring Black lesbian filmmaker researches an obscure 1930s Black actress in this cult favourite.
A violinist falls in love with his student in this courageous silent film: the first to feature openly gay characters.
Upon arriving in a new neighbourhood, tomboy Laure is mistaken for a boy and takes the opportunity to explore.
Trans filmmaker Sydney Freeland’s trailblazing drama about three interconnected characters on unique paths to self-discovery.
Olivia arrives at a new finishing school and is caught in the middle of an emotional turf war between two headmistresses.
A landmark documentary and cultural time capsule about the influential Harlem drag ball scene.
An inspiring documentary about enigmatic songwriter Arthur Russell, followed by a live performance of cover songs.
Double crosses and genre twists abound in this neo-noir mob caper from the Wachowski Sisters.
This legendary “AIDS musical” brings camp, pop tunes and a discerning lens to the myth of Patient Zero.
Prodigious filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder casts himself as the titular Fox, whose sudden lottery win makes him a target for his bougie boyfriend.
Director Frank Simon takes us behind the scenes of the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Contest, and captures the days and decisions leading up to the NYC-set pageant.
Johnny begrudgingly tends to his family’s land in rural England, coping with his resentment and loneliness with drunken evenings and meaningless, secret sex with other young men. When a cool and collected Romanian farmhand arrives on the scene, Johnny is initially irked, but also attracted by his quiet confidence.
When Kena and Ziki first lock eyes, it’s a genuine coup de foudre despite the fact their families are political rivals. The young women grow close, but as they are not able to show their attraction in public — or even to their relatives and friends — they are forced to sneak small moments in private.
Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), a reluctant bride-to-be fresh out of a convent. Marianne observes the young lady by day and secretly paints her by night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women as they share Héloïse’s first and last moments of freedom, all whilst Marianne paints the portrait that will end it all.
Writer/director Levan Akin’s feature film delivers an exceptionally crafted tale of love and liberation. Goal-oriented Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) has trained most of his life for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble, but he’s thrown off balance with the arrival of Irakli, a naturally gifted dancer with a rebellious streak who awakens in Merab a mixture of rivalry and desire.
In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in the southern US and the divisive 2016 elections, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Choir embarks on a daring tour of the American Deep South. Free tickets, maximum 2 per person.
On Friday, December 13, Inside Out is back to celebrate the season with our most beloved annual tradition, A Christmas ‘Carol’. In addition to the screening, join us for a Carol-themed photobooth, mint juleps, a Christmas Carole-oke, and the annual booing of Harvey Weinstein!
Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America follows the stories of LGBT refugees and asylum seekers from Africa and the Middle East as they flee persecution in their countries of origin to seek better and safer lives in the U.S. Director Tom Shepard and subject Fred Hertz will be in attendance and joining us for a post screening Q&A!
The groundbreaking drama series, The L Word®, revolutionized a generation and this fall the highly anticipated sequel The L Word®: Generation Q debuts. This FREE screening is generously sponsored by Crave on Giving Tuesday.
Our Dance of Revolution tells the story of how Black queer folks in Toronto faced every adversity, from invisibility to police brutality, and over a four-decade span rose up to become a vibrant, triple-snap-fierce community.
Fifty years after the passing of Bill C-150, which partially decriminalized homosexuality in Canada, this world premiere event presents short films by five acclaimed Canadian artists who share their unique reflections on LGBTQ2+ lives and identities today.
Irma, a recently bereaved young widow, joins the adventurously independent Dolores, in her convertible on a roving assignment to research the writing of a gay-friendly guide to Provence.
A unique, immersive, sex-positive event that fuses dance party, health and art to challenge what you know about HIV. You will leave with appreciation for how people experience HIV, and how they find support through services like ACT, whether living with HIV or at increased risk.
Good and evil collide on October 31 at TIFF Bell Lightbox, where heroes face off against villains and Cirque du Soleil dazzles with an exclusive, one-night-only performance.
Love moves past colonial states. From self-love to kinship to community love, this collection of shorts speak volumes to acceptance, nourishment and self-determination.