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Toronto LGBT Film Festival

Toronto LGBT Film Festival


2019 Call for Submissions

Submissions are now open for the 2019 Toronto LGBT Film Festival. We are looking for Narrative Features and Shorts, Documentary Features and Shorts and Experimental films.

For questions about submissions, please contact submissions@insideout.ca.

Early Bird Deadline: December 14, 2018
Regular Deadline: February 1, 2019
Late Deadline: February 15, 2019
WAB Extended Deadline: February 22, 2019



2018 Festival Program

Click HERE for the 2018 Toronto Film Festival Website!


Festival History

In 1991, Inside Out celebrated its first film and video festival with a small community of people who yearned to see film and video created by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people. Over the next two decades, the Festival grew in scope as well as attendance, becoming the largest event of its kind in Canada and one of the top five LGBT film festivals in the world. Taking place over 11 days, the Festival draws crowds of close to 35,000 to screenings, artist talks, panel discussions, installations and parties that highlight more than 200 films and videos from Canada and around the world. In 2009 Inside Out welcomed RBC Royal Bank as the Presenting Sponsor for the Festival and in 2011, the Festival moved its screening to the state-of-the-art TIFF Bell Lightbox, increasing its attendance, media coverage and industry presence and solidifying Inside Out's reputation as an international leader in the presentation of queer film.