Since 2016, the Toronto Queer Film Festival has showcased the film and video art of queer and trans creators. We celebrate vigour, resistance, and defiance over nationalism and assimilation. We elevate Indigiqueer/Trans/2 Spirit filmmakers and filmmakers of colour where others erase or tokenize.
For TQFF 2024, we are soliciting film, video and animation on the theme of Visions of Care and Collaboration. We welcome all genres and on-screen media full of visions, reflections, community, and imaginations.
Visions of Care and Collaboration brings forward the hope of building a community full of love, respect, and growth. The current state of the world is crumbling with public health abandonment, dirty politics, and pushing bootstraps ideologies of individualism in service of capitalist accumulation and resource hoarding. Visions of Care and Collaboration imagines a world where taking care of each other becomes a revolutionary act: engaging in mutual aid, prioritizing community, and dismantling consumerism. We create space for conversations around needs, necessary changes, and how to develop relationships with each other and our environments. We want to see a world where we acknowledge each other's struggles, but are there for each other with support and new ways of thinking.
The power of representation is not only in narrating the present but also allowing for possibilities in future tense. Just as our oppressors try to erase us from history, so do they endeavour to deny us space in the times to come. Worse still, systems of oppression exert power over the marginalized by dictating our future to us; a misstep made even by our allies.
This is an artist-run festival. At TQFF, we commit to the ethical treatment of artists in two concrete ways: we do not charge submission fees, and we pay all artists who have their films selected screening fees according to IMAA & CARFAC standard rates.
TQFF is generously funded by the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and Building Communities through Arts & Heritage.
Submit your film today!