Toronto Queer Film Festival

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The Toronto Queer Film Festival is an LGBT film festival held annually in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1] Launched in 2016 by a collective of artists and activists who perceived the programming of the city's established Inside Out Film and Video Festival to be too mainstream and commercialized, the event stages a program of independent feature and short films and videos over several days in the fall of each year, focusing primarily on works created from an alternative or activist perspective.[2]

The event is staged primarily on the campus of OCAD University, with some screenings also taking place at the Art Gallery of Ontario's Jackman Hall.[3]

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, the festival launched the Queer Emergencies Fund to offer grants to LGBT filmmakers for the creation of new short works.[4]


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