Inside Out LGBT Film Festival

25 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre

The Inside Out LGBT Film Festival is a celebration of film and the LGBT community, bringing diversity to Toronto's film scene.

  • When? 25th May - 4th June 2017
  • Where? Tiff Bell Lightbox Theatre, Toronto
  • Price: varies by film

Get your popcorn and grab a seat, Toronto's Inside Out LGBT Film Festival is back in town.

Running since 1991, Inside Out celebrates film created by the LGBT community from Canada and around the world. The largest event of its kind in the country, the festival entertains crowds of over 35,000 across its 11 days.

Held at the TIFF Bell Lightbox theatre, the festival sees over 180 films on display across five screens, with an additional three learning centres and two galleries for panel discussions and artist talks. The opening night usually consists of a private reception followed by a screening and then finally an after party. The party atmosphere is very much central to this festival with most evenings hosting some sort of get together. 

Whilst the material submitted doesn't have to be themed around the LGBT community, many of the films submitted either shed light on the struggles of LGBT groups or at the very least feature LGBT characters. Some of 2016's winners include the likes of Angry Indian GoddessesCloset Monster and Spa Night. Audience awards make up a significant number of the awards given, so get yourself a seat to have your say. 

The lineup for the 2017 festival will be posted in early spring, with submissions open until December 2016.

With so much variety on offer, the only decision you'll need to make is how you're going to fit it all in. And which flavour of popcorn to pick, of course. 

  • Get there: Fly into Toronto then use the street cars or underground system to get around the city.
  • Stay: Check out hotels in the downtown area so you can walk along to the screenings.

*We do our very best to verify the dates of our events but please check with the official event provider before booking your flights. We would hate for you to be disappointed!