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Youth Shorts: Teenage Dream

Facing the homophobic hockey team, standing up to bullies, and winning Mom’s approval. Oh, to be young again.


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1:00 PM

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

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Centennial College

Pillow Talk

Lucy suspects that Cara has feelings for girls rather than boys and she is determined to wring the truth out of her.

Arrival: A Short Film by Alex Myung

Not ready to share his new life with his mother, a young man decides to communicate with her through dispatched Polaroids.


The life-altering decision to never let anyone bully them ever again—not even their own father—leads a courageous teen to fully embrace their identity.

My Gay Sister

When Cleo meets her sister’s new girlfriend she isn’t sure what to expect. But when friendship blooms between them, Cleo sees an opportunity to clear a few things up.

Harry to Hayleigh

Hayleigh, a transgender girl, with a passion for makeup and a confident sense of style, explores the pressures of femininity in the transgender community.


Alexis, a 16-year-old hockey player, faces a heartbreaking dilemma: come out to his homophobic friends or stay in the closet and abandon the one person who believes in him.