Toronto Queer Film Festival

Queer Genius: Screening and Q&A 

Queer Genius is a creative documentary featuring fine artist portraits of QPOC & GLBTQ Female experimental artists. The film examines each artist’s creative life, personal challenges, and asks the question “what is genius?”

Each subject provides a unique and personal perspective on new ways to think about and view the concept of “genius” from a female, fine arts perspective discussing and preserving queer female avant-garde legacies across generations.

The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director and Producer Chet Pancake. 

 September 3rd at 7:00 p.m. EST!



We’re pushing our festival to early next year! For TQFF 2021, we are soliciting film, video and animation on the theme of Queer Futurisms. While this absolutely includes sci fi, speculative fiction and horror, we welcome all genres and on-screen media imagining, grappling with, contesting and rewriting the future. Look ahead and tell us what you see.

For a limited time, we’re offering a deadline waiver for last minute submissions! Use the code below to submit:




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.