Shorts: Local Heroes

Guests

Joseph Amenta

Joseph Amenta

Brendan Prost

Brendan Prost

Sabina Olivia Lambert

Sabina Olivia Lambert

Tara Lauren Rea

Tara Lauren Rea

Erin Carter

Erin Carter

Justine Stevens

Justine Stevens

Matthew Landry

Matthew Landry

Justin Black

Justin Black

Emily Jenkins

Emily Jenkins

Our annual collection of what this great city has to offer, this year’s Local Heroes brings us a wide assortment of queer treats that include ballroom, bicycling, textile vaginas, and a carrot.

This program has 8 films.

Thu May 30, 6:45 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON
Map

Sponsors

Haus

Joseph Amenta

Joseph Amenta

Director

A displaced black queer boy finds refuge in his city’s underground Kiki Ballroom scene.

Country

Canada

Year

2018

Duration

14 mins

Interests

Canadian,

R Rating

Loretta's Flowers

Brendan Prost

Brendan Prost

Director

On a long summer’s day in Toronto, a young woman cycles between increasingly intimate encounters but remains trapped in a pattern of insatiable longing.

Country

Canada

Year

2018

Duration

15 mins

Interests

Bisexual, Canadian, Polyamory, Queer

R Rating

Queen

Sabina Lambert

Sabina Lambert

Director

Working at a drag bar, Alex is immersed and inspired by the wondrous self-expression of the drag queens as they perform on the neon-lit stage.

Country

Canada

Year

2018

Duration

7 mins

Interests

Canadian, Drag, RE:Focus

R Rating

My Fuzzy Valentine

Ben Edelberg

Ben Edelberg

Director

A pulsating world of bug-eyed lesbian sasquatches and vaginal caves is created from reclaimed textiles.

Country

Canada

Year

2018

Duration

5 mins

Interests

Canadian, Experimental, Lesbian

R Rating

Soft Spot

Justine Stevens

Justine Stevens

Director

Kris, struggling with the surprise death of an ex-lover, sidesteps her girlfriend’s post-gin and tonic advances and inadvertently reveals too much.

Country

Canada

Year

2018

Duration

12 mins

Interests

Canadian, Lesbian, RE:Focus, Romance

R Rating

War Movie

Matt Landry

Matt Landry

Director

An argument over a film they just watched spirals into real life drama between a couple.

Country

Canada

Year

2019

Duration

12 mins

Interests

Canadian, Gay, Local Interest

R Rating

Terminally in Love

Emily Jenkins

Emily Jenkins

Director

Justin Black

Justin Black

Director

Terminally in Love is a first-person journey through the mind of Quinn, a neurotic stoner struggling to get over her ex-girlfriend Allie as she slips from reality into a stream of heroic fantasies, wistful memories, and cringeworthy dreams.

Country

Canada

Year

2018

Duration

17 mins

Interests

Canadian, Experimental, Lesbian, RE:Focus

R Rating

Do You Even Carrot All?

Daniel Sterlin-Altman

Daniel Sterlin-Altman

Director

Everybody wants to reach Carrot, but he doesn’t seem carrot all.

Country

Canada

Year

2018

Duration

2 mins

Interests

Animation, Canadian, Mental Health

R Rating

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