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March Events...

  • Aks International Minorities Festival, Film – Art – Dialogue
  • Ambulante Film Festival
  • And What? Queer. Arts. Festival
  • Ann Arbor Film Festival
  • ARTANGO International Queer Festival
  • Athena Film Festival
  • Bendigo Queer Film Festival
  • Berlinale
  • BFI Flare
  • Borderlines Film Festival
  • Brisbane Queer Film Festival
  • Cartagena International Film Festival
  • Cinekink NYC
  • CineQ Queer Film Festival
  • Cinequest Film Festival
  • CINEVERSATIL
  • Dublin International Film Festival
  • Festival Écrans Mixtes
  • FrightFest Glasgow
  • Glasgow Film Festival
  • Glasgow Short Film Festival
  • Human Rights Watch Film Festival
  • Madeira Film Festival
  • Manchester Film Festival
  • Massimadi Bruxelles
  • Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival
  • Muskoka Queer Film Festival
  • New York No Limits
  • OutlantaCon
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • POW Film Fest
  • Pride Films and Plays Film Festival
  • PRIDE Queer Film Festival
  • Queergestreift Filmfestival
  • Roze Film Dagen / Pink Film Days
  • Salem Film Fest
  • Salento Rainbow Film Fest
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  • Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival
  • Sofia International Film Festival
  • Sonoma International Film Festival
  • South by Southwest: SXSW
  • Tampere Short Film Festival
  • Teddy Award
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
  • Toronto Queer Film Festival
  • True/False Film Festival
  • Watsonville Film Festival
  • Women's International Film & Arts Festival
  • ZagrebDox
  • Zinegoak Bilbao International GLT Film Festival
Muskoka Queer Film Festival

Muskoka Queer Film Festival

Friday, 19 March 2021 until Sunday, 21 March 2021

The Muskoka Queer Film Festival is a joint project of Muskoka Pride, FedNor(Canadian Experiences Fund), and Sanctuary Studios Inc. It is built on the success of the 2020 festival and several mini-festivals screened as part of Muskoka Pride's annual events. Located in the heart of Ontario's cottage country, MQFF attracts audiences from Toronto to North Bay, from Haliburton to London, and far beyond.

The goal of MQFF is to bring a queer brightness to Muskoka and to make diverse queer life more visible in the region. We are aiming to show the public all the bright sides of queer life and to inspire and support the local LQBTQI2S community with positive role models. With this, we are looking for the queer film stories that will carry an uplifting attitude and show the examples of overcoming the challenges of existing in the cis-gendered heterosexual (cis-hetero), world, or would demonstrate the beauty and spirit of lesbian, gay, bi or trans life, culture, and relationships.

We welcome applications from filmmakers of all genders and sexual orientations from all over the world. There is no limit to the number of films one person or collective would like to submit. The length of one item must not exceed 90 minutes. English is an official language of MQFF and all films presented must be in English or with English voiceover or subtitles.
MQFF will present the Festival Favorite Award and Audience Choice Award.

The festival curators, Michelle Emson and Olena Semenova are the human rights documentary filmmaking team behind "Pride of Ukraine” (2015) and "Transgender Life in Slovenia” (2016). The entire MQFF team are excited to screen films from LGBTQI2S filmmakers about our community, in all its breadth and diversity.
We shall be inviting a select number of directors, actors_actresses, and producers to join us at the festival for presentations and Q&A. 

Audience Choice Award
Festival Favourite Award