Toronto Queer Film Festival

Video still from Natalie King’s A Sacred Place

Join us for Cuzzins on Camera: A 2 Spirit Short Film Night presented by Toronto Queer Film Festival & Indigenous Curatorial Collective/Collectif de commissaires autocthones.

The evening will showcase 9 short films created by Indigenous filmmakers and artists. This presentation will be closed-captioned.

The viewing link will be posted here on our website. The screening will go live on Tuesday, October 27th at 7:00 p.m. EST!


Call for Applications: TQFF DIY Film Lab

Application Deadline: October 19, 2020, 5:00 p.m. EST


This free multi-week online lab will guide 16 emerging queer and trans filmmakers through the process of making a DIY film under working conditions shaped by COVID-19. In this program, participants will learn the creative and technical skills required to develop, plan, shoot, and edit their projects. Final films will be screened at TQFF in 2021.



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.