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Shorts: Real and Spectacular

From a mail order bride to the real life I Am Michael to Ms. Peaches Christ herself, these short films chronicle genuine LGBTQ stories. They’re real and they’re spectacular.


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2:15 PM

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

Better Known As Peaches Christ

Drag icon Peaches Christ offers a rare, intimate glimpse into her process of transformation, and describes the path from stifled teen to brazen cult hero.

Jordy in Transitland

Jordy is on the brink of her physical transition, wandering the realm between man and woman. Must she conform herself to fit in?

The Streets Are Ours: Two Lives Cross in Karachi

American performer Fawzia Mirza (Signature Move) brings her controversial one-woman show to Pakistan, with the help of activist Sabeen Mahmud.


As his body starts to mature, Nidal is forced to navigate the confines of a Syrian refugee camp in a culture that does not comprehend gender fluidity.

Older Than What?

Aging has a tendency to fade people out of the picture. This short brings LGBTQ elders sharply back into focus with humour, frankness, wit and charm.

Michael Lost and Found

A man visits his ex-boyfriend seeking answers to his bewildering shift from gay activist to ex-gay evangelical.

Little Potato

Little Potato is an autobiographical short about a gay boy growing up in the Soviet Union and his mail-order-bride mom.