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Shorts: Inspired By

From a local Halloween tradition to a court case that made LGBT history in Chile to a 1994 raid on an Australian nightclub, these films have all been inspired by true events.


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4:45 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON,

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Jim Knoop CLGA

Meet Me Under the Clock

An underground Halloween tradition in Toronto becomes an annual confrontation between an invisible gay community and the fascinated, often hateful public.

The News Today

Inspired by the Pulse Nightclub shooting, this short examines the mundane moments that occur between two men in love—moments that become precious in an instant.

Victoria Rosana Maite

After a homophobic incident takes place at their daughter’s school, Victoria and Rosana clash over their opposing views on privacy and justice.


Ben gets caught up in a homophobic drug raid in a Melbourne gay nightclub in 1994.

The Colour of His Hair

Outlawed queer life and the struggle for gay rights in the UK in the 1960s are explored in this impressionistic meditation.