The Toronto Queer Film Festival showcases contemporary, innovative, queer and trans film and video art. We are especially interested in supporting formally experimental films and/or social justice themed projects that center the experiences of Indigenous people, people of color, people with disabilities, transgender people, sex workers, porn makers, and other communities often marginalized in contemporary LGBT cultural programming and spaces.

Our 2018 festival theme is "Decolonizing Sexualities." As such, we will be prioritizing submissions by and about Indigiqueer/Trans/2 Spirit filmmakers and filmmakers of color that address issues of colonization, decolonization, settler colonialism, experiences of living in and resisting racist/colonial societies, migration, and/or any other topics of relevance to the theme of Decolonizing Sexualities.

TQFF is a volunteer-run, artist-centered festival. There are no submission fees, and proceeds from the festival will be prioritized to pay artists screening fees at or above the IMAA and CARFAC minimum rates. All films that are selected will be paid a screening fee.

Overall Rating
  • Krissy Mahan

    Being included in TQFF was absolutely important for me. The process of notifications, film delivery and pre-festival communication could not have been more seamless. They prioritized meeting any accessibility concerns. TQFF showed enthusiasm for my film in many ways, and that meant so much to me. I already am setting my intention to be there with a new film for 2019. Thank you, TQFF!

    November 2018
  • Jiz Lee

    Thanks so much for the screening!

    November 2018