Toronto Queer Film Festival

For Our Community: Queer Emergencies

One of the consequences of COVID-19 has been the widespread loss of work and income for artists. Almost all screenings, festivals, events and exhibitions have been cancelled on short notice, leaving artists without income.

At TQFF, we want to do what we can to support our communities in these extraordinary times.

To do our part, we've started an emergency fund to pay artists for new work.


The Toronto Queer Film Festival is a collectively-run, artist-centered, not-for-profit festival that showcases contemporary, innovative, queer and trans film and video art.

We are especially interested in supporting formally experimental films and/or social justice-themed projects that center the experiences of Indigenous people, people of color, people with disabilities, transgender people, sex workers, porn makers, and other communities often marginalized in contemporary LGBT cultural programming and spaces.