HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: March 2022 LGBTQ+ Festival

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
BEST FEATURE FILM: THE KISSING GAME
BEST SHORT FILM: THE BUTTERFLY
BEST PERFORMANCES: WISH YOU WELL
BEST DIRECTION: KINGDOM
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: YOU
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: (WEL)COMING

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

KingDom, 24min,. UK, Action/Comedy

Directed by Joanna Vymeris

Six drag kings embark on a moustache curling adventure to steal the Monument to Masculinity, a solid gold urinal, in a mad-cap attempt to keep their gentlemen’s club ‘KingDom’ afloat in times of economic peril.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

CLICK HERE and see full info and more pics of the film!



THE BUTTERFLY, USA, 11min., USA, Thriller

Directed by Z. Joseph Guice

A woman and her transgender ward try to survive a dying world that adheres to strict ‘male and female only’ guidelines.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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(WEL)COMING IN, 7min., Canada, Dance

Directed by Emmanuelle Roberge

(Wel)Coming In is a dance video honouring the process of coming out for LGBTQ+ people while also extending an invitation to openness to others.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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THOMAS, 4min., USA, Drama

Directed by Adriano Falconi

Scorned by his peers, misunderstood by his family, determined to embrace his authentic self. Finding inspiration in solitude and expression through dance Thomas pushes the needle of acceptance for this intolerant mid-western neighborhood.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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WISH YOU WELL, 29min., USA, Drama

Directed by Annelisa Waltz

Hope Oliver grows up in the suburbs of Portland where she attends high school. In her final year of school, she has endured enough bullying to send her over the deep end. Hope is a ticking time bomb. When Hope’s older sister dies unexpectedly, Hope becomes completely unhinged. Days later, Hope takes revenge on her bully, unaware of the consequences her actions may bring.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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SHY LITTLE BOY, 7min., USA, Documentary

Directed by Jack Hessler

In Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a newspaper reporter interviews two teenage drag queens as they get ready for a performance.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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LOVE DOESN’T EQUAL SEX, 10min., Canada, Documentary


Directed by Alysha Margert Dymock

This documentary is about five people on the asexual spectrum sharing the stories of how they knew they were asexual, who they told, and how it affected their lives afterwards. It also explores the history of asexuality and the difficult nature of being asexual in a hypersexualized world.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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YOU, 3min., USA, Drama

Directed by Nicole Eckenroad

A girl remembers a past relationship.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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THE KISSING GAME, 63min., Canada, Experimental

Directed by
Véa

An urban fantasy that explores love, betrayal, friendship, and identity.
Kate and Sam are best friends, but there’s a tension building in their relationship. When Kate’s sister falls victim to an act of violence, they are determined to bring the perpetrator to justice. On a summer evening, their actions tear a hole in reality as the assailant’s heart falls out of his chest and onto the pavement, just as it begins to snow. Their relationship crumbles in the aftermath and the girls are left to question whether any of us are truly worthy of forgiveness.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

CLICK HERE and see full info and more pics of the film!


By lgbttorontofilmfestival

Festival occurring twice a year. In Toronto in June. And in Los Angeles in September. Showcasing the best of LGBT Short Films and Screenplays from around the world.

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