Inside Out has applied to the Ontario Film Review Board to request lower ratings for specific programs in the Festival, with the specific intention of allowing youth to access as much of the programming as possible.


Statement on Age Restriction

Admittance to all screenings, except those listed below, is restricted to those 18 years of age or older. Inside Out believes in freedom of artistic expression and is against discrimination based on age. Under the Ontario Theatres Act, however, film festivals are required to either adopt a blanket restriction or submit each film for classification.

All festival films, with the exception of the films listed below, are rated R.


For any questions or concerns about film ratings and content featured at Inside Out, please email:

Jenna Dufton
Programming Manager

Film Ratings


The following films have received PG ratings from the Ontario Film Review Board:

Drag Kids

Gay Chorus Deep South

Jack & Yaya

Shorts: Top of the World

Queering the Script

We Are the Radical Monarchs


The following films have received a 14A rating from the Ontario Film Review Board:

A Night at Switch n’ Play



Before You Know It

Billie and Emma



Knives and Skin

Papi Chulo

Queer Coolie-tudes

Razor Tongue

Shorts: BOLD



Zen in the Ice Rift

Content Advisories


Break Me
A brief scene depicting self-harm.

Conversion Therapist (Shorts: There’s Your Trouble)
Scenes depicting graphic violence.

The Garden Left Behind
Scene depicting graphic transphobic violence.

The Ground Beneath My Feet
Multiple scenes deal with suicide.

Rani (Shorts:Thrive)
A brief scene depicting violence.

Eating Disorders
Conversations around and brief imagery depicting self-harm.
Scenes depicting an eating disorder.

You Don’t Nomi
Sexual Violence
Conversations around and brief imagery involving sexual violence.