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Parties

1985 Red Carpet

Friday, May 25, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Artscape Sandbox, 31 Widmer Street

Free with 1985 film and reception ticket

Anything worth doing is worth doing VIP. Enjoy the Red Carpet treatment at our glammed-up Festival Lounge as we celebrate 1985. We will whet your appetite with food and drinks, engage your ears with great tunes, and warm your hearts with great people. What more could you ask for?

Women's Gala Party

Saturday, May 26, 9:30pm
Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square

Cover: $15 General Public/$12 Members
Free with Half the Picture film and party ticket

Celebrate incredible queer women filmmakers and artists at our Women's After Party at Trinity Church. Have the night of your life grooving to the musical stylings of two of Toronto's powerhouse DJs, Bambii and Nino Brown. Sponsored by Lez Spread the Word, this event never disappoints.

Opening Gala Party

Thursday, May 24, 9:30pm
2nd floor (Luma, TIFF Lounge, Cinema 1, Lobby) TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West (at John Street)


Cover: $15 for General Public and Members

Free with A Kid Like Jake film and party ticket



It's our party and we will take over the second floor of TIFF Bell Lightbox if we want to!
From drinks at LUMA to a full-blown party in Cinema 1, this is a complete takeover. Enjoy drag performances by Lady Beard Extraordinaire herself, Fay Slift, and the glamour Princess of the west end’s House of Filth, Champagna Enemea. Stick around to kick it old school at a video dance party featuring DJs Relentless and Phillippe and a few special surprise acts. Of course, your night is not complete without a visit to our silent auction. No buyer’s remorse here, just good deeds in return for great goods.

Centrepiece Gala Reception


Tuesday, May 29, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Thompson Toronto, Rooftop Lounge 550 Wellington Street West (at Bathurst Street)


Free with Canary film and party ticket



She's fancy! Don't miss your shot at Instagram glory in our Centrepiece Gala at the Thompson Toronto Rooftop Lounge. Take in stunning views of the city as we celebrate the halfway mark of another incredible year of fun and films.

Yohomo × Inside Out present Local Heroes


Thursday, May 31, 9:30pm

Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West


Cover: $10 General Public/$8 Members
Free with Local Heroes screening ticket stub

Yohomo takes the Local Heroes party to new heights with a night celebrating all the Toronto pARTy scene has to offer. This year, it's an all-female lineup of DJs and a couple of surprise performers invading the Gladstone Ballroom for a wild dance party that’ll turn you upside down and inside out!

The Miseducation of Cameron Post Red Carpet

Friday, June 1, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Artscape Sandbox, 31 Widmer Street

Free with The Miseducation of Cameron Post film and reception ticket

Glide into the closing weekend in style at our Red Carpet celebration of The Miseducation of Cameron Post. It’s the final TGIF of the Festival, so come ready to party!

Thrive After Party: Turnt

Saturday, June 2, 10:00pm
Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street (south of Wellesley Street West)

Cover: $10 General Public/$8 Members
Free with Thrive screening ticket stub

Join us as we take the party to the Village and celebrate another year of Thrive. Anyone who has attended this event can tell you that Glad Day Bookshop and DJs Valeroo (Holy Oak) and Nik Red (Blockorama) deliver the best dance party of the Festival. Be there or be sorry.

Closing Gala Party

Sunday, June 3, 9:30pm
Thompson Toronto, Rooftop Lounge,
 550 Wellington Street West (at Bathurst Street)

Cover: $10 General Public/$8 Members
Free with Hearts Beat Loud screening ticket stub

All good things must come to an end but, if they have to end, this is the way to do it. Whether you like to dance away your sorrow or quietly contemplate from an amazing patio with a stunning city-line view, we’ve got you covered. Legendary Toronto DJs Deko-ze and Craig Dominic and the Thompson Toronto Rooftop Lounge are here for you!