Code of Conduct

Out of an abundance of care for our disabled and vulnerable staff and community, and an understanding that COVID-19 is a serious and disabling health concern, the Toronto Queer Film Festival is committed to providing a low risk space for our communities to gather during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. We will supply high quality personal protective equipment (N95s) to all our attendees and artists. We require that all attendees remain masked in all indoor spaces – the screening areas, corridors, and washrooms – at all times in order to keep our vulnerable community members safe.

Please observe safe masking practices while in the venue: your mask should cover both your nose and mouth and fit securely around your face so as to maintain an adequate seal.

Please see this graphic by the Centres for Disease Control for an explanation of proper mask fit.

In the interest of safety and accessibility, we ask for the following:

  • Wear an appropriate mask (must be e.g. N95, KF94, KN95 equivalent or better) that fits you well. We will be offering free N95 or better respirators on site for those who do not have an appropriate mask.
  • We recommend testing before the event if you can, and please do not come in-person if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any COVID-19 or cold symptoms.
  • If you start feeling unwell while you are there, please keep your mask on, let our staff know, and exit the physical space if you can.
  • We also understand that continuous masking may be a potential barrier for people including those with sensory needs or people who need to see full facial expressions or lip-reading for communication, and we will work with you to figure out how to balance these needs.
  • Lastly, If you have any questions or requests concerning our COVID-19 policy, please let a member of our staff know or email

We will maintain continuous air filtration during the screenings and we are also pleased to offer a limited number of COVID safe care kits with Betadine iota-carrageenan antiviral nasal spray and Crest CPC mouthwash, both of which studies have shown to reduce COVID infection rates by over 80%. If you would like a kit, please contact one of our staff members at the venue (this information is not medical advice, please seek advice from your own doctor before using).

Finally, TQFF strictly upholds the Ontario Human Rights Code. We will not tolerate any open acts of hostility or discrimination towards our staff or community members.