The 32nd annual Inside Out Toronto 2SLGBTQ + Film Festival starts on May 26, with a huge range of queer films to be screened both in person (in Toronto) and virtually (across Ontario) by June 5. While waiting, we asked a selection of Canadian filmmakers who brought their work to the event to tell us about their work.
As part of CBC Arts’ Cutaways series, these five essays collectively offer the stories of five works that premiered on Inside Out. It’s only a handful of the 128 films from 28 different countries screened at the festival, so check out festival website for more information on everything they have to offer.
Ry Levey’s new film explores the history of queer representation of the sport. Read his essay here.
Sharon Lewis’s latest film is With Wonder, where he explores crossroads of race, religion and queerness. Read her essay here.
After a long journey to the screen, Dave Shortt’s The Empress of Vancouver premieres at Inside Out. Read his essay here.
New Romantics are so often associated with pop music, but Kevin Hegge disagrees with the TRAMPS documentary! that it was much more than that. Read his essay here.
With the revenge drama “Me Too”, Compulsus, Thorne wanted to pay tribute to her favorite movie. Read her essay here.
The Inside Out 2SLGBTQ + Film Festival is held in person and throughout Ontario from 26 May to 5 June.
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