Queer Your Stories: Short Film Competition

Inside Out LGBT Film Festival is pleased to partner with ACTRA Toronto for their outACTRAto “Queer Your Stories” Short Film Competition! Queer ACTRA Toronto members interested in producing a short film are encouraged to apply. The winning submission will receive $4500 in cash sponsored by AFBS and an in-kind production package that will include a $3000 credit for equipment rental from Grande Camera. The funds and in-kind sponsorship will go toward creating a short film (to be produced as an ACTRA Toronto Special Project Initiative).

The film will be screened as part of Inside Out LGBT Film Festival’s 30th anniversary in 2020!

Applications are now closed.

Pitch, Please! Short Film Competition

Since 2018 Inside Out has proudly presented an in-person short film pitch competition for attending filmmakers at the Toronto LGBT Film Festival. This year, we are taking it online!

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. Tune in on Saturday, May 30th at 1:30PM ET to see who will join previous winners Alyssa Lerner (BUBBLE) and Rain Valdez (RE-LIVE) in the Pitch, Please! hall of fame.

Pitch, Please!
2019 Participants

Miguel Angel

Nava Mau

Wayne Burns

Lise Angelica Johnson

Rain Valdez (winner)

Pitch, Please!
2018 Participants

Kyisha Williams

Tricia Hagoriles and Monica Garrido

Maxime Robin

Alyssa Lerner (winner)

Sofia Wickherhauser

Shelley Thompson