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  • Inside Out Toronto
  • International Women's Film Festival in Seoul
  • Kashish: Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
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  • Pink Loerie Mardi Gras
  • Seattle International Film Festival
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  • Transilvania International Film Festival
  • XPOSED International Queer Film Festival
Inside Out Toronto

Inside Out Toronto

LGBT Film Festival

Thursday, 24 May 2018 until Sunday, 03 June 2018

In 1991, Inside Out celebrated its first film and video festival with a small community of people who yearned to see film and video created by and about lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans (LGBT) people. Currently the largest event of its kind in Canada, the Festival entertains film buffs of all stripes, showcasing the best and most diverse work of interest to LGBT communities.

Taking place over 11 days, the Festival draws crowds of 35,000 to screenings, artist talks, panel discussions, installations and parties that highlight more than 180 films and videos from Canada and around the world.


 

2018 fims...

A KID LIKE JAKE

92 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS  VIEW TRAILER 

A MOMENT IN THE REEDS

108 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS  VIEW TRAILER 

ALASKA IS A DRAG

83 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

ANCHOR AND HOPE

111 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS  VIEW TRAILER 

ANTONIO LOPEZ 1970: SEX FASHION & DISCO

95 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

BIXA TRAVESTY

75 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS  VIEW TRAILER 

CALL HER GANDA

93 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

CANARY

122 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS

EVENING SHADOWS

102 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

EVERY ACT OF LIFE

90 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

FISH BONES

82 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

FREELANCERS ANONYMOUS

81 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

GENDERBENDE

67 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS  VIEW TRAILER 

GRIMSEY

70 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

HALF THE PICTURE

94 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS  VIEW TRAILER 

HARD PAINT

118 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS  VIEW TRAILER 

HEARTS BEAT LOUD

97 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS  VIEW TRAILER 

HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES

102 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

HURLEY

82 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

L'ANIMALE

97 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

LARGER THAN LIFE: THE KEVYN AUCOIN STORY

102 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

LEZ BOMB

89 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

LOVE, SCOTT

76 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

M/M

81 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS  VIEW TRAILER 

MALILA: THE FAREWELL FLOWER

94 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS  VIEW TRAILER 

MAN MADE

93 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS  VIEW TRAILER 

MARIO

119 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

MONTANA

74 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS  VIEW TRAILER

MR GAY SYRIA

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MY LIFE WITH JAMES DEAN

148 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

NEW VISIONS

Currently in its 18th year, New Visions is proudly co-presented by Charles Street Video and serves as one of Inside Out’s longest-running initiatives. This program fosters a platform for exploring diverse narratives in the films produced, as participants learn from professional producers, artists, and editors in a queer-positive environment. New Visions has allowed close to 130 participants to share their stories of family, religion, coming out, employment, the prison industrial complex, mental health, loneliness, and everything in between. This year, we are excited to announce the addition of a Producers’ Unit to New Visions, where participants learn the skills needed to produce a high-quality short film. 

Mrs. Friedman!
Director: Rachel Epstein
Producer: Lucia Linares Leon
Canada | 2018 | 5:00

This funny, poignant gem explores what happens when a mother and daughter show up at a queer bath - house on the same night.  

Tofu Scramble 
Director: Santana Doran
Producer: Sam Sorrenti
Canada | 2018 | 5:00

Tofu Scramble explores the inner workings of queer sex and the misconceptions that arise as a result of limited access to education, poor representation and lack of communication in the life of an 18-year old girl.

A Short Distance 
Director: Anthony Dunn
Producer: Izzy Bautista
Canada | 2018 | 5:00

This dark comedy focuses on a closeted gay man who wants to make a break for it by escaping his domineering wife.

Heroes
Director: Archie Zhang
Producer: Megan Pham-Quan
Canada | 201 | 5:00

For the princess with Daddy issues and the daddy with Princess issues, Heroes offers a thought-provoking twist in the little fairy tale that is our lives.

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NIGHT COMES ON

86 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

OCTAVIO IS DEAD!

88 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

PATERNAL RITES

82 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS  VIEW TRAILER 

POSTCARDS FROM LONDON

88 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

RETABLO

100 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS  VIEW TRAILER 

SHORTS: 10 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT YOU

Violet and June

Violet attempts to confess her love for her best friend June, but it's never the right time. June's boyfriend is always around, June stands her up, Violet's away for a month animating bug fights—but her feelings for June keep coming back. And back. And back again.

Do I Have Boobs Now?

In opposition to Instagram’s censorship policies, trans activist Courtney Demone launches the viral campaign #DoIHaveBoobsNow, in which she posts topless photos of her transition on social media.

Sleepover (Sova över)

After a night at the movies, Emil and Adam head home for a sleepover. Nothing tests unspoken feelings more than sharing a double bed with your crush.

Jelanii's Dance

Jelanii dances because he's able to express how he feels without having to say anything.

Only What You Need To Know About Me (Apenas o Que Você Precisa Saber Sobre Mim)

Laura and Fabio meet at a skate park and their friendship blossoms into something deeper. But when Laura disappears without a word, Fabio tracks her down to uncover the reason why.

Bathroom Rules

Charlie's trip to the washroom shows how the lack of gender neutral bathrooms impacts students' academic performance, safety, and mental and physical health.

Kick the Can (Tarro)

A group of teenagers play a friendly game of Kick the Can. Two of them hide together: one has an idea, the other has a secret.

Flash Flood

In this beautifully animated documentary, a flood washes over the planet and reveals three unique perspectives on gender and identity.

Zinzan

After his son insists on bringing his boyfriend to practice, a rugby-mad father fears for his son’s chances of getting onto the national team.

Pop Rox

Jesse decides to profess her love to her best friend Roxanne with a grand gesture. What could possibly go wrong?

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SHORTS: BOLD

Talk the Ting

Talk the Ting follows the London-based podcasting collective SISTREN, rendering an intimate portrait of black sisterhood.

A Drop Of Sun Under The Earth

In this short experimental film, a shy black boy turns emotional and sexual trauma into dreams about love.

Fran This Summer

Teenage lovebirds, sensitive Francis and skater Angie, spend the summer shacked up at home while Fran begins their transition.

Stripped

Go behind the scenes with Mz. Lady Ice as she reveals the struggles and triumphs that come with being a female exotic dancer.

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SHORTS: BOYS ON THE SIDE

Teenage Threesome (Scheideweg)

A young woman, her crush, and her stepbrother figure out if two is company or three's a crowd.

Matter and Manner

Pennsylvania, 1890. A prejudiced gentleman and a prideful housemaid have a gay olde time at Matter Manor!

Swimming Pool

Two friends decide to go swimming at the Scientology Centre pool, but first they must pass a lie detector test.

Beard

In this tale as old as time, Gabe forces his best friend Chrissy to masquerade as his fake girlfriend—with embarrassing results.

Silverlake Afternoon

Michael’s first encounter with another man promises to be pretty great but also pretty awkward.

THE SHIT! (An Opera)

After a particularly impressive trip to the bathroom, Frankie is inspired to bottom for the first time.

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SHORTS: FORCES OF NATURE

She's Marrying Steve

A woman is invited to her ex-girlfriend's wedding and, despite everyone’s disapproval, decides to go.

Undone

Two straight-identified women wake up after spending the night together and come to terms with how they feel about each other, and about themselves.

Fran This Summer

Teenage lovebirds, sensitive Francis and skater Angie, spend the summer shacked up at home while Fran begins their transition.

Post-Apocalyptic Potluck

Three friends gather for a potluck just as the world falls into apocalyptic ruin.

Wild Geese

When Amy catches her husband with another man, she falls down the stairs and wakes up believing that it’s 1999 and that she and her first girlfriend are still just a couple of 16-year-olds in love.

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SHORTS: HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU

Blood out of a Stone

Michael has set a challenge for his first date with Dan, but Dan is totally out of his comfort zone. Will they be able to find common ground?

Burn Bridge

Closeted teenager Harry has fallen for Jamie, his closest friend. When Lucy arrives on the scene, Harry must compete for Jamie's attention, bringing his true feelings closer to light.

Foreign Lovers

A lonely New Yorker meets a mysterious man, in this meditation on love and life in the digital age.

The Things You Think I'm Thinking

A burn survivor and amputee goes on a date with a non-disabled man for the first time since his accident.

FEMME

Carson journeys toward self-acceptance by way of a manic existential crisis and a drag queen fairy godmother. As one does.

Thirst

Drew leaves another disappointing hookup and wonders why he feels so alone. This experimental monologue delves deeply into one man’s desires and insecurities.

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SHORTS: HOPE FLOATS

The Morning After

A young woman introduces her African-American girlfriend to her conservative father on the morning after the 2016 election.

Life After

While packing up her daughter's apartment, a single mother discovers how little she knew about her only child’s life.

For Nonna Anna

As a young trans woman cares for her Italian grandmother, she discovers a tender bond in their shared vulnerability.

Masks

A closeted medical student risks being outed to her family the same evening a masked gunman opens fire at a gay nightclub.

Outlines

Sarah arrives at her father’s apartment earlier than expected, only to come face to face with a hired escort.

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SHORTS: LOCAL HEROES

Cherry Cola

Two drag queens move through the city on a night of debauchery, insight, and revenge.

Vertical Lines

Dave and Andrew reach a deeper level of closeness when they share personal self-harm experience.

Queen of Hearts

A powerful young queen struggles to navigate supernatural abilities that are tied to her emotions when tragedy strikes those closest to her.

We Forgot to Break Up

After a few years absence, Evan unexpectedly returns one night to face his now-famous former bandmates.

Prose

The power of influence and the destruction of intelligence portrayed through dance.

Stripped

Go behind the scenes with Mz. Lady Ice as she reveals the struggles and triumphs that come with being a female exotic dancer.

The Morning After

Two women, in the middle of their own life crises, try to find physical respite together, only to have an emotional one-night stand.

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SHORTS: MAD LOVE

MALIK

Tonight, Malik has decided it’s time for him, and for the man he loves, to be free.

The Jump Off

A young gay man in a passionate down-low relationship struggles for legitimacy with his closeted lover.

Hotel Boy

A young man accompanies a politician to a hotel room. Under the surface lies a big misunderstanding, while outside, a journalist is waiting for the next big headline.

The Rabbi

Michael is a charismatic and greatly admired rabbi at a Jerusalem Yeshiva. When his favourite student, Gadi, shares with him his innermost secrets, Michael’s secure and familiar world comes into question.

Teddy

Paul's best friends are suddenly killed in a car crash and he must decide if he can raise their child.

Ablution

The bond between a disabled Muslim father and his son is tested when love is pitted against religion.

Only Fools Rush In

Before his student visa expires, Carlos spends one last night in New York with Mark. Will they do whatever it takes to stay together?

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SHORTS: PRACTICAL MAGIC

Baby Gravy

In a rural pub restaurant on a busy motorway, Brona and Alex await the arrival of a man called Karl. Can you guess why?

Feedback

Maude and Clothilde have been together for several years, but they no longer see each other. When Maude suddenly loses her hearing, everything comes sharply into view.

Foxy Trot

A married lesbian couple are unexpectedly faced with relationship issues when they take ballroom dance lessons.

Before Today

A woman flees a promising date when she is confronted with her past. She must face the child she was before becoming the woman she wants to be.

Softcore

Two bridesmaids form an unlikely connection over their bizarre sexual awakenings.

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SHORTS: REAL AND SPECTACULAR

Brunch Queen

A hilarious gay couple (who can't stand each other's company but are still very much in love) prepare for the opening night of a musical based on their infamous insult diner.

3 Siblings (3 Irmãos)

Three siblings of varying gender identities and sexual orientations bring us into their world during São Paulo's LGBT Pride Month.

Home Made

Home Made is an intimate, contemplative portrait of two queer tattoo artists navigating an industry that is traditionally dominated by white, straight, cisgender males.

Mark Me

This handmade documentary sheds light on the multigenerational impact of the AIDS crisis on one Irish Catholic family.

Juck (Thrust)

Juck follows the Swedish movement created by a group of women seeking to exercise their freedom of expression and expand perspectives on femininity and gender.

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SHORTS: RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS

Sisak

A romance emerges between two men riding the Mumbai local trains, over a period of many nights.

Ace

Ace follows the emotional journey of a shy newcomer who discovers an attraction to Z that he can neither ignore nor fully embrace.

That's Me On the Right

Another dating dead end makes an unexpected right turn.

Top 10 Places to Visit in Sao Paulo (Top 10 Lugares em São Paulo)

Two photographers go for a Sunday stroll around São Paulo trying to connect with the city, and slowly fall in love.

Just Past Noon on a Tuesday

Two strangers visit the penthouse of a recently deceased lover only to find themselves learning more about each other.

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SHORTS: STORIES WE TELL

Lions in Waiting

The newest member of a minor league hockey team fights for ice time after being hazed, and ultimately finds the courage to be comfortable in his own skin.

Iris

As the storm outside rages, a special lust for Laura grows inside Emanuelle.

Exhumation

Peeling back the shrouded image, Exhumation is a film that reanimates lost desire.

Charlie

Two high school girls navigate the blurred lines between friendship and love.

Everything Must Go, My Love

A young intellectual and his boyfriend witness the destruction of the neighbourhood movie theatre where they fell in love.

Pre-Drink

Longtime best friends, Alexe and Carl resolve to take their relationship to a new level where they have sex for the first time.

Silvia in the Waves

Through mourning, a family is finally able to truly know Silvia.

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SHORTS: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE

Ballet Jazz

Karine and Karine share one dream: to dance in the musical Cats on Broadway. But on audition day, their road trip from a remote Quebec suburb to New York City goes horribly, hilariously wrong.

The Cure

A mom cries, photos fly, cats spy, and bodies collide in this sci-fi soap opera that highlights the secret dreams of people who are desperately seeking ways to cure their fear of loneliness.

Little Bill's Peep Show

After an intimate moment is shared online, Little Bill must cope with the consequences of being a homophobic bully.

Frolic's Haunt

A team of eager volunteers in Toronto set out to change accessibility issues on Halloween by creating a first-of-its-kind haunted house that comes with a unique scare system.

Held Down by a Shadow

Scarlett hasn't gone to bed with the lights off in a very long time. Every night, without fail, she wakes up in the dark unable to move... and she's not alone.

The Cleanse

In order to join the Queer Clique, Kayden must complete the Cleanse. No food. No sex. Just juice. Things get weird.

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SHORTS: THRIVE

Mathias

Mathias must find his way in his new identity as he struggles in a new job and a long-term relationship.

SKIN

This experimental portraiture seeks to preserve the sprit of Dandara Zainabo, a 19 year old trans activist living on the streets in Rio de Janeiro.

Different

Months ago, I came out to my parents as transgender. Before talking to them I was hopeful. I was terrified, but I was hopeful.

Astri and Tambulah

Astri and Tambulah are deeply in love. Everything seems perfect except that Bajao traditions require Astri to marry a woman she hardly knows.

Pearls

Miranda realizes her child can only become the woman she is by defying her father and leaving their farm, but not without first gifting her daughter a beloved heirloom.

Lady Eva

In the Kingdom of Tonga, traditional culture clashes with modern religious zealotry. A young transgender beauty contestant is given an ultimatum by her Mormon family.

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SILVANA

95 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS  VIEW TRAILER

SKATE KITCHEN

106 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

THE DEVIL'S MAGNIFICENT

69 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS  VIEW TRAILER 

THE FRUIT MACHINE

93 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST

90 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS

THE REST I MAKE UP

79 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 

THEY

80 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS  VIEW TRAILER

TO A MORE PERFECT UNION: U.S. V WINDSOR

62 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS  VIEW TRAILER 

TODAY MATCH AT 3

96 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS

WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE

98 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS  VIEW TRAILER 

WHITE RABBIT

71 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS

YOURS IN SISTERHOOD

102 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS  VIEW TRAILER

1985

85 min. VIEW FULL DETAILS 


 

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