New Indigiqueer Cinema | Nov 1 @ 7pm

Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave
$5-$15 suggested (no one turned away)

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New Indigiqueer Cinema

Nov 1 | 7:00pm
@ Innis Town Hall
Sliding scale $5-15
(no one turned away for lack of funds)

** NOTE: This screening has now gone rush. If you would like to attend, please come to the venue at least 15 minutes prior to start time and we will admit people as space becomes available.

These bold works will take you on a whirlwind trip through the stories being told in Indigiqueer/2Spirit communities today. From contemplations on trans identity and transformation, celebrity interviews, a bleeding cervix, a future without white people, Indigenous medicines and masculinities, to some tried and true snaglines, this program is a great vision of the current state of a diverse community with strong oral traditions.

Approximate running time: 65 minutes.

PROGRAM
No Place For Bad Memories
dir. Evelyn Pakinewatik | Canada | 2018 | 2 min
Evelyn Pakinewatik offers an introspective experiment that explores trauma, memory, and healing spaces. This film was produced as part of TQFF’s 2018 Indigiqueer Filmmaking Workshop.

DND NDNs
dir. Raven Cameron | Canada | 2018 | 4 min
An Indigenous Dungeons and Dragons group faces their final nemesis: Justin Trudeau. This film was produced as part of TQFF’s 2018 Indigiqueer Filmmaking Workshop.

Noolíhkamun
dir. Zephyr McKenna | Canada | 2018 | 3 min
Noolíhkamun explores how gender and identity are intertwined with language, and what this means in the face of a centuries-long and ongoing cultural genocide. This film was produced as part of TQFF’s 2018 Indigiqueer Filmmaking Workshop.

nintaandjinaagowiihidis//i transform myself
dir. Connor Pion | Canada | 2018 | 6 min
Connor Pion’s new short is one mixed-race urban-Indigenous 2 Spirit-trans neechie’s prayer, ceremony, and activiation for a potent shapeshifting potion. This film was produced as part of TQFF’s 2018 Indigiqueer Filmmaking Workshop.

My Pride Is
dir. Wāpahkēsīs (Keisha Erwin Roberts)  | Canada | 2018 | 4 min
In My Pride Is, Wāpahkēsīs (Keisha Erwin Roberts) reflects on what Pride means to themselves as a non-binary filmmaker, as well as how it relates to their other marginalized identities. They assert that they can not fully celebrate pride without celebrating their other identities, which is a struggle as an Indigenous person to Turtle Island who lives on land that has been stolen, occupied, and colonized. This film was produced as part of TQFF’s 2018 Indigiqueer Filmmaking Workshop.

LOVE LETTER-DUET
dir. Monique Romeiko | Canada | 2016 | 4 min
Like something out of an anthropologist’s dream, contemporary dance artist Monique Romeiko has amassed a treasury of LOVE LETTERs in a dizzying variety of forms. Faced with artifacts in every medium, from the earnest and deeply personal hand-written note to the unscripted, courageously immediate text message, she explores, through dance and film, the mysteries of love connections. What will humans whisper to each other about love?

Inside Voices
dir. Vanessa Dion Fletcher | Canada | 2018 | 6 min
A cervix drips blood while an audience describes their own cervixes and relationships to their bodies.

Versaearcolonion
dir. Chandra Melting Tallow & Elle-Maija Tailfeathers | Canada | 2018 | 14 min
Two hosts interview celebrities about love and her sister intimacy, with a backdrop of pop culture and an underlying message about intergenerational trauma.

Reclamation
dir. Thirza Cuthand | Canada | 2018 | 13 min
After white people leave Earth en masse for Mars, the Indigenous people left behind contemplate their place in healing the world and imagine a brighter future after the biggest problem has gone.

Prayers For Dreamy Boys
dir. Fallon Simard | Canada | 2018 | 4 min
Dreamy Boys applies traditional Indigenous medicine and ecological knowledge to trans masculine bodies to dream alternate masculinities.

Native Snaglines
dir. Howard Adler | Canada | 2017 | 5 min
In the Native community, “snagging” is slang for picking up, or hooking up, with that special person you’ve had your eye on. In this short film, “What’s your best Snagline?” is the question that’s posed to the local Indigenous community in Ottawa, resulting in fun and tantalizing responses.

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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.

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  • 2 Full Festival Passes (entry to all events except workshops)
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  • 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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