Join us May 25 – June 04, 2023 for the annual Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival!
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The Ace Hotel’s screening series, ‘Shorts In Conversation,’ makes a moment for cinema and dialogue. Inviting curation of films and filmmakers to discuss the craft, taste, and journey of putting thoughts into moving images.
Inside Out is proud to curate the series by sharing stories that exist to challenge attitudes and change lives. This month will focus on queer Black filmmakers.
All films screening will be accompanied with open captions or English subtitles (all languages will be subtitled, including English).
For any access needs (or accessibility concerns) for the events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Any ASL interpreter requests must be booked 72 hours in advance.
Follow us on Instagram where we will release the full program in the upcoming days!
Our friends @RegentParkFilm will be hosting their 20th Anniversary Film Festival from December 7-10! Don’t miss their screening of their Shorts Program: Physical Perceptions on December 9th! Visit rpff.ca/2022 to view their full festival schedule and secure your tickets! #RegentParkForever #RPFF2022
Whether due to our perceived gender, race or physical attributes, there comes a time when our self perception is not always in line with how others see us. What intersections of our identity and experiences are not apparent to the eye? This program explores how these misaligned views about our bodies inform how we move through the world.
Launch a short film campaign and join a cohort of boundary-pushing, rabble-rousing, future-dreaming filmmakers doing the same.
There’s no better place to launch a short film than on Kickstarter. And there’s no better time for shorts on Kickstarter than in spring.
That’s because March 2023 sees the return of Long Story Short, Kickstarter’s annual celebration of short films and the visionary people who make them. Throughout the month, we’ll feature live short film projects from every genre—on the site, on social, and in newsletters. We’ll share new resources to help creators run successful campaigns, announce fresh opportunities from industry partners, and showcase some of the outstanding filmmaking and filmmakers we’ve worked with over the years.
Since the launch of the first Long Story Short in 2020 we’ve seen 400 projects go through our yearly open call, generating more than $4M in pledges. These films join more than 8,000 short films that have been successfully funded on the platform since our launch 13 years ago.
December 6th, 2022
In conjunction with our launch of Admit All, Inside Out invites you to a special advance free screening of Spoiler Alert (Courtesy Universal Pictures Canada and Focus Features), directed by Michael Showalter and starring Jim Parsons.
About The Film
Based on Michael Ausiello’s best-selling memoir “Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies,” the film is a heartwarming, funny and life-affirming story of how Michael and Kit’s relationship is transformed and deepened when one of them falls ill.
Spoiler Alert Advance Screening
TIFF Bell Lightbox – Cinema 2
350 King St W, Toronto, ON
November 9 – 20, 2022
After a 2 year in-person hiatus, we are thrilled to announce this 26th festival has in-person and online screenings.
In this reflective documentary, director Quen Wong turns the lens toward the intimate and vulnerable in her own life as a trans woman in Singapore, making time and space to honour acts of looking and being seen, moments of being fearful and working to communicate, and reflecting on past decisions in order to make new ones. Though gentle and quiet, these gestures are powerfully earnest, and refreshingly honest.
Against the context of a conservative nation-state, Some Women also uses dialogue and gathering to address a fuller spectrum of queer life on the island, threading Wong own story with recollections and perspectives from other generations of trans women, through the accompaniment of Sanisa and Lune Loh. These moments in the film archive and celebrate trans and queer folks’ evolving strategies for survival, protest, celebration, and continuance. Through Some Women, Wong practices vulnerability so as to request it from others, and celebrates herself so she can celebrate others. The lens is up close and personal, enmeshed fully in the act of bearing witness.
– Jasmine Gui
Thur, Oct 13, 2022 12:00pm EST (Virtual)
UÝRA – The Rising Forest
Director: Juliana Curi | Country: Brazil | Length: 1:12:00
Uýra, a trans-indigenous artist travels through the Amazon forest on a journey of self-discovery using performance art and ancestral messages to teach indigenous youth and confront structural racism and transphobia in Brazil. On the one hand, it is the story of a young biologist, activist, and educator, carrying out grassroots work in the preservation of the indigenous culture and the Amazonian ecosystem in one of the most violent countries in the world. On the other hand, it is also a story of this same young person’s performance character, Uýra, an enchanted being, confronting structural racism and the dismantling of the culture by the current authoritarian Brazilian government.
September 21-25, 2022
TIFF Bell Lightbox
In-person screening of PHOTO BOOTH directed by John Greyson at this year’s festival. This film will also be available online across the entire world.
Arrebato, screening May 19, 2022
Horror movie director José is adrift in a sea of doubt and drugs. As his belated second feature nears completion, his reclusive bubble is popped by two events: a sudden reappearance from an ex-girlfriend and a package from past acquaintance Pedro: a reel of Super-8 film, an audiotape, and a door key. From there, the boundaries of time, space, and sexuality are erased as José is once more sucked into Pedro’s vampiric orbit. Together, they attempt the ultimate hallucinogenic catharsis through a moebius strip of filming and being filmed.
Learn more about the film here.
December 01 to 10, 2021
Being BeBe by Emily Branham
Inside Out is excited to co-present with the Human Rights Film Festival+. They would like to invite you to their opening night and the Toronto premiere of Being BeBe on December 1st about BeBe Zahara Benet, the first winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the activism work she is doing in Cameroon. The film will have a simultaneous premiere online and at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.
Presented by JAYU
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
Directed by: Jane Campion
Country: New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States
Runtime: 136 Minutes
Date and Time: December 1, 2021 at 7:30pm
Location: Hotel X Cinema
Inside Out is excited to screen our first in-person feature length film, the Netflix Original Movie, The Power of the Dog at Hotel X on Wednesday, December 1 at 7:30pm. This is your chance to see one of Netflix’s most anticipated movies of the year on the big screen!
The year is 1925. The Burbank brothers are wealthy ranchers in Montana. At the Red Mill restaurant on their way to market, the brothers meet Rose, the widowed proprietress, and her impressionable son Peter. Phil behaves so cruelly he drives them both to tears, revelling in their hurt and rousing his fellow cowhands to laughter – all except his brother George, who comforts Rose then returns to marry her. As Phil swings between fury and cunning, his taunting of Rose takes an eerie form – he hovers at the edges of her vision, whistling a tune she can no longer play. His mockery of her son is more overt, amplified by the cheering of Phil’s cowhand disciples. Then Phil appears to take the boy under his wing. Is this latest gesture a softening that leaves Phil exposed, or a plot twisting further into menace?
Adapted from Thomas Savage’s cult novel of the same name, Jane Campion proves once again that she is one of today’s greatest filmmakers with Oscar worthy performances in this revisionist western.
Content advisory: homophobic themes, sexually suggestive scenes.
Open captions available.
Official Selection: 2021 Venice Film Festival, 2021 Toronto International Film Festival
November 12 to November 28, 2021
Variações, Guardian Angel
A biopic about António Variações, a famous Portuguese pop rock singer from the 80s who died from AIDS-related complications in 1984.
Thursday, November 25, 2021 | 9:30pm
Join Inside Out for a special in-person advance screening of the first episode of the new Crave Original series 1 QUEEN 5 QUEERS, followed by a Q&A with Brooke Lynn Hytes!
An update to the MTV Canada hit 1 GIRL 5 GAYS, which ran from 2009 to 2014, the new series is hosted by CANADA’S DRAG RACE judge and the Queen of the North, Brooke Lynn Hytes, who leads open, honest, and no-holds-barred conversations about sex, relationships, pop culture, challenges facing the queer community, and more. Each half-hour episode of 1 QUEEN 5 QUEERS is focused on a single topic, and reflects the awareness and values of a new generation of viewers, and features a panel that represents a variety of sexualities and identities.
1 QUEEN 5 QUEERS premieres on Thursday, Dec. 9, with subsequent new episodes dropping Thursdays on Crave.
TIFF Bell Lightbox Covid-19 Protocols
Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance on Ticketmaster.
Open captions available.
The 25th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival takes place November 10 to November 19, 2021!
We’re excited to partner with Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival for the presentation of See You Then by Director Mari Walker.
In See You Then, a decade after abruptly breaking up with Naomi, Kris invites her to dinner to catch-up on their complicated lives, relationships, and Kris’ transition.
October 28 to November 07, 2021
North By Current by Angelo Madsen Minax
A powerful first-person feature doc about family, addiction, otherness and ultimately acceptance, it premiered in Berlin 2021 and will be debuting in Canada at Rendezvous
There will be a live Q&A with the Director as well (TBC)