Inside Out Collection

Inside Out Collection

Inside Out is a not-for-profit registered charity that exists to challenge attitudes and change lives through the promotion, production and exhibition of film made by and about 2SLGBTQ+ people of all ages, races and abilities. For more than three decades, Inside Out has brought Toronto's 2SLGBTQ+ community together in celebration of the best queer film from Canada and around the world. 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 2SLGBTQ+ 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 2SLGBTQ+ 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. This collection highlights a number of films which have screened at the film festival in recent years.

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Inside Out Collection
  • Our Dance Of Revolution

    “But this is an important, ground breaking movie. See it with an audience that’s bound to be passionate and proud.” - NOW Toronto

    Hot Docs International Documentary Festival

    Our Dance Of Revolution is a documentary that tells the stories of Black queer folks in Toronto. Throughout history the c...

  • Second Star On The Right

    "Second Star on the Right winningly captures our varying levels of maturation and individualism, with beauty and style." Film Inquiry

    Palm Springs International Film Festival
    Inside Out LGBT Film Festival

    Emilia is a 30-something bisexual woman who teaches acting classes to children, but is tr...

  • Mama Gloria

    "In her first feature, director Luchina Fisher lovingly captures the lived experience of a woman who deserves to go down in queer history." POV Magazine

    Chigago International Film Festival
    BFI Flare
    Inside Out Film Festival

    Meet Mama Gloria. Chicago’s Black transgender icon Gloria Allen blazed ...

  • Bixa Travesty

    Berlin International Film Festival
    Busan International Film Festival
    Sheffield Doc/Fest

    Directed by Claudia Priscilla and Kiko Goifman, Bixa Travesty explores the life and art of trans musician, activist and performance artist Linn da Quebrada. The film examines the creative process behind her w...

  • Your Mother's Comfort

    Inside Out LGBT Toronto Film Festival
    Sheffield Doc/Fest
    Outfest Los Angeles

    “We transgender are the revolution!” Indianara Siqueira, trans activist and politician, admonishes her political party for ousting her days before the 2018 Brazilian national elections. In the same election cycle extrem...

  • A Dog Barking at the Moon

    Berlinale Film Festival
    Hong Kong International Film Festival

    Director, Lisa Zi Xiang’s Chinese family saga, A Dog Barking At The Moon, winner of the Teddy prize at Berlinale for LGBT-themed features, is told through different periods of time, often exploring pivotal moments in a family's histo...

  • Brief Story From The Green Planet

    Berlin International Film Festival
    ACID program, Cannes Film Festival
    Thessaloniki International Film Festival

    Argentinian director Santiago Loza's highly imaginative, and consistently surprising, Brief Story From The Green Planet premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2019, going on to win th...

  • A Distant Place

    Inside Out Film Festival
    L.A. Outfest
    Jeonju International Film Festival

    The winner of he Grand Jury Prize at the L.A. Outfest film festival, A Distant Place centres on the life of Jin-woo, a sheep rancher who living with his niece, Seol, and the family who employs him on their farm. It's an id...