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Shorts: Thrive

Whether finding the courage to say the words out loud, or changing the world one opera at a time, this collection of shorts focuses on trans people just being who they are and thriving.


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6:45 PM

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

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As summer draws to a close, a young trans woman finds freedom in a secret midnight swim.


When Breanna was 12 years old she discovered opera, and began exploring and acknowledging her gender identity. At age 25, she is the first transgender woman to complete a Masters in Opera at a major conservatory.


This is the story of Raju, an unnoticed dance studio caretaker whose admiration for a beautiful dance instructor ignites their search for self-identity.

Diane from the Moon

Shortly after a hurtful breakup, Diane, a transgender pagan priestess, finds refuge in Palm Springs.

Cautious Birth

This documentary short is composed of audio taken from an epic four-hour conversation that led a woman to say she was trans for the first time.

Still Liam

Liam, a closeted trans man working at a gas station, falls for his new co-worker, who seems to see something in him others can't.

Walk For Me

Set to make her Femme Queen debut as Hannah, a young woman’s two worlds collide when her mom shows up and discovers her daughter's secret life.