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Shorts: Local Heroes

From familiar faces to fresh meat, this is our annual collection of some of the best this great city has to offer.


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6:45 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Cherry Cola

Two drag queens move through the city on a night of debauchery, insight, and revenge.

Vertical Lines

Dave and Andrew reach a deeper level of closeness when they share personal self-harm experience.

Queen of Hearts

A powerful young queen struggles to navigate supernatural abilities that are tied to her emotions when tragedy strikes those closest to her.

We Forgot to Break Up

After a few years absence, Evan unexpectedly returns one night to face his now-famous former bandmates.


The power of influence and the destruction of intelligence portrayed through dance.


Go behind the scenes with Mz. Lady Ice as she reveals the struggles and triumphs that come with being a female exotic dancer.

The Morning After

Two women, in the middle of their own life crises, try to find physical respite together, only to have an emotional one-night stand.

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