Otherland | Nov 3 @ 6pm

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

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Otherland

Nov 3 | 6:00pm
@ OCAD University
Sliding scale $5-15
(no one turned away for lack of funds)

The films in this collection of shorts combine poetry with experimental and found footage filmmaking to highlight the ambivalent prospects of representing gender, sexuality, and identity in cinema today.

Approximate running time: 75 minutes.

PROGRAM
Undone
dir. Erin Buelow | Canada | 2018 | 16 min
Undone explores the troubled language of the tactile body.

Wheelchair Dancer – Kenta Kambara
dir. Kenta Kambara & Nobuyuki Arai | Japan | 2018 | 2 min
A portrait of Kenta Kambara from Japan, who made headlines in Rio at the 2016 Paralympic Handover Ceremony for his acrobatic dancing with a wheelchair.

Amour is love
dirs. Hanna Che & Harry Forbez | Canada | 2018 | 10 min
Mariana, Jodie-Ann, and Diane are three queer as f*** women of color who discuss their past, present, and future without any filters or taboos.

Carol
dir. Krissy Mahan | United States | 2016 | 7 min
Krissy Mahan’s Carol is a stop-motion parody of Todd Haynes’ 2015 feature film Carol (2015). Referencing Haynes’ underground cult short film, Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988), this playful short, starring Fisher-Price toy figures, presents a hilarious and necessary counter perspective to Hayne’s adaption of the queer classic/classist narrative.

way home
dir. Lynx Sainte-Marie | Canada | 2017 | 6 min
way home is an atmospheric visual and auditory landscape through which the artist shares deeply resonant poetry woven from love, pain and longing at the intersection. As we travel with the artist, we are brought on a revealing journey with tender memories of play, grief, abandonment, resilience and various other dissonant emotions the concept of home can invoke for Black folks in the diaspora.

Detached
dir. Tiffany Rossi | Brazil | 2017 | 1 min
Filmmaker Tiffany Rossi asks: Have you ever felt detached?

Idea of Me
dir. Brianca Williams | United States | 2018 | 4 min
A young woman becomes emotionally detached in her relationship as she struggles with depression and fear of intimacy.

Happy Birthday Marsha!
dirs. Tourmaline & Sasha Wortzel | United States | 2017 | 15 min
This long-awaited short film imagines iconic transgender artist and activist, Marsha ‘Pay it No Mind’ Johnson, in the hours before the Stonewall Riots in New York City when drag queens and trans women fought back against enduring police brutality. Starring Independent Spirit Award Winner, Mya Taylor.

Otherland
dirs. Jan Pieter Tuinstra & Keren Levi | Netherlands | 2018 | 14 min
Dancer Elvin Elejandro Martinez performs at a Voodoo Carnival Ball, an important dance contest where he will have to prove himself to be accepted by the local ballroom community. He remembers growing up on Sint Maarten, a small island in the Caribbean, and all the changes he has been through since migrating to the Netherlands.

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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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