She:kon sewakwekon, This is Nishina Loft – Programmer of the Toronto Queer Film Festival.

TQFF is a collectively-run, artist-centred, not-for-profit festival.

Our goal is to build community by creating space for queer, trans and Two-Spirit filmmakers and audiences to come together. We continue to prioritize making our programming accessible to queer, trans and Two-Spirit filmmakers and audiences – both in Toronto and worldwide.

To facilitate access to the festival, TQFF’s entire programme will be presented without geoblocking, making it accessible to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Following its premiere weekend, all programming will be available for online viewing for one month until April 14, 2024.

This means that audiences from around the world are able to tune into TQFF, and we couldn’t be more thrilled.

The theme for our 2024 festival is Visions of Care and Collaboration, which brings forward the hope of building a community full of love, respect, and growth. It imagines a world where taking care of each other becomes a revolutionary act: engaging in mutual aid, prioritizing community, and dismantling consumerism. We create space for conversations around needs, necessary changes, and how to develop relationships with each other and our environments.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our major sponsors: the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Government of Ontario,Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the Government of Canada for their continued support of our organization.

We would also like to thank the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre for captioning all our film programs and all of our ASL at this year’s festival and symposium.

We thank all our organizational partners, our community, our donors, and our audiences for your continued support: we would not be able to do this without you.

We hope you enjoy the screening.