Gender at the End of the World | Nov 4 @ 6pm

OCAD University
100 McCaul St.
$5-$15 suggested (no one turned away)

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Gender at the End of the World

November 4 | 6:00pm
@ OCAD University
Sliding scale $5-15
(no one turned away for lack of funds)

Queer genders are beautiful and fluid: they often play and tease out the masculine-femme binary in defiance of normativity. Yet queer gender expressions are rarely safe from ridicule and forms of violence. This program of shorts explores gender expression in different social and political climates. We follow their subjects as they navigate the tricky terrain of queer sexualities and gender expressions in a colonial world of binaries and gender norms.

Approximate running time: 73 minutes.

PROGRAM
Afronte
dirs. Bruno Victor & Marcus Azevedo | Brazil | 2017 | 16 min
This short portrait of Victor Hugo, a young Black gay man, blurs fiction and documentary style to capture Black queer and trans life in the suburbs of a major Brazilian capital.

Va-Bene
dir. brenda jorde | Germany | 2016 | 10 min
Va-Bene is a performance artist who, after migrating from Ghana to Germany, critiques Ghanaian conventions that don‘t leave space for anyone outside the norm.

The Boy Who Bleeds in the Middle of the Sea
dir. James Fajardo | Philippines | 2018 | 15 min
A fishing community faces an impending demolition because the landowner, who is also the source of improvised dynamite bombs, is planning to transform the place into a beach resort. One of the fisherfolks is Simon, a teenage boy, who menstruates in the middle of fishing.

Every Once in a While When I Die I Cry
dir. R.B. Lima | Brazil | 2017 | 15 min
A genderqueer sexual encounter at a cruising spot in haunted ruins turns violent in this poetic, experimental narrative short.

Lui
dir. Denise Kelm Soares | Brazil | 2018 | 18 min
Lui builds his body according to his wishes and desires. He likes playing with the visual, with the routine, with sex, with the genre. As a circus teacher and living in a magical world, he is discovering the beauties of a light and fun love, but he gets disappointed when realizes that the person he loves cannot see who he truly is.

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Accessibility

All events are “pay what you can” and wheelchair accessible. This screening will be closed-captioned and ASL-interpreted. Both of our locations will have a pre-arranged waiting area with seating for any audience members who need it prior to the doors opening. TQFF will not be serving alcohol at the festival, and we welcome everyone living with disabilities and/or addictions,

Please contact us if you have any additional accessibility-related inquiries, requests, or needs.

Locations

November 1, 2018:
Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto ON

November 2-4, 2018:
OCAD University
100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON

Memberships & Festival Passes

The Toronto Queer Film Festival is a volunteer-run, artist-centered festival that is entirely supported by arts council grants and donations (no corporate sponsorships). There are no submission fees for filmmakers to apply, all events are pay what you can/no one turned away, all screenings are captioned and ASL interpreted, and proceeds from the festival are prioritized to pay artists.

We can’t do all of this without your support. Currently TQFF is reliant on community donations to reach our goals as well as to make the festival happen. Please consider becoming a member today to receive benefits and to help us continue to build a diverse and representative platform for queer and trans artists in Canada.

Full Membership $200

Includes:

  • 2 Full Festival Passes (entry to all events except workshops)
  • 2 Tickets to any year round special screenings and events (except workshops)
  • Festival poster
  • TQFF Button
  • TQFF Tote Bag
  • Complimentary Publication
  • Recognition on the Toronto Queer Film Festival list of supporters online

 

Individual Membership $60 | $40 for students/seniors/underemployed/unwaged

Includes:

  • 1 Full Festival Pass (entry to all events except workshops)
  • Festival Poster
  • TQFF Tote Bag
  • TQFF Button

The 2018 festival schedule is available here, and includes 12 screenings plus workshops, panels, and performances from November 1-4 at Innis Town Hall and OCAD University.

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