Sonya Mwambu, 7:42 min
“circa” is a piece that reclaims the agency of Black identities and bodies in Toronto’s history. Through the eyes of her characters, Sonya Mwambu recontextualizes the life of Mary Austin, lady of Spadina House, within a reimagined present, reclaimed past and collective futures.
Decriminalize Now: Akia's Story
Kenya-Jade Pinto, 5:00 min
A personal narrative film about the drug poisoning crisis — and daring to dream of a better future for people who use drugs. We can get there by rethinking repressive drug policy, in Canada and beyond.
Michelle Mary Schaefer, 5:00 min
A tiny film webseries exploring Deafness, love, and the lengths we go to find it. This tiny film follows Lauren as she navigates relationships and connection in a world of complex communication.
Nathan Joe: Homecoming Series
Nathan Joe, 14:00 min
Using three poems, Nathan Joe explores the form of autobiography through performance poetry. A meditation that explores the vast lived experience between Christchurch and Auckland, between queerness and being Chinese-Kiwi. Where nostalgia intersects with hope to reveal a concise history of a whole self.
Hadi Moussally, 4:55 min
"My birthday was on the 3rd of April 2020, and for the first time, I celebrated it all by myself. But even if I was alone, I decided to celebrate it as if it’s the last one" The film was made during quarantine, using archive films from the 80-90s and using VHS recorder app.
Elian Mikkola, 8:08 min
A repurposed narrative of a boy who gets introduced to the wonders of life by a beautiful shining trumpet. But the struggle to be oneself has only begun. Utilizing found 16mm footage and both digital and analog manipulation techniques, Mikkola pierces conventional masculinity with a transformative queer gaze.
I am A Fag For You
Vivek Shraya, 5:25 min
Inspired by the cinematography of "Truth or Dare" and "Paris is Burning," this video is an homage to late 80s/early 90s gay culture and aesthetic and a creative response to the loss of queer spaces during the pandemic. We hope that this video will remind queer viewers that they aren’t alone, even when we can only connect virtually, and that our queerness–and faggotry–is beautiful and alive.
Wrik Mead, 4:00 min
Tender memories of a first gay embrace, of shock and exhilaration-and disavowal-animated against the waves of a deep blue lake.
Heaven Reaches Down To Earth
Tebogo Malebogo, 10:00 min
After Tau comes to a realization about their sexuality, it sets in motion a cascade of thoughts and emotions in Tumelo - nothing will ever be the same between them.