HIGHLIGHTS: January 2023 Toronto LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Feature Film: BEAU
Best Short Film: RACHEL AND RAHA
Best Direction: THE LAST GAY IN INDIANA
Best Performances: A STATE OF BLISS
Best Sound & Music: BUFFALO DIP
Best Cinematography: A HOLIDAY CASSEROLE YOUR MAN WILL LOVE

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

BEAU, 104min., USA, Musical
Directed by Josh Rhodes
Musician Ace Baker nervously takes the concert stage in his hometown of Nashville as memories of his youth begin to flood back. Spending the first decade of his life fatherless, queer and bullied, Ace’s life is changed forever when a phone call reveals that his “deceased” Grandpa Beau has been alive all along and his mother knew. The bond between the men grows and family secrets unravel as Beau puts a guitar in Ace’s hands.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


RACHEL AND RAHA, 16min., Canada, Relationship
Directed by Nedda Sarshar
Rachel and Raha is a short film about second chances, and how the people in your past make reappearances at strange moments in your life. Rachel is a grad student living in her parents house in North York and enjoying her summer break, when her old best friend (a girl who ghosted her in middle school) moves into her grandparents home across the street.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


THE LAST GAY IN INDIANA, 15min., USA, Satire
Directed by Olivia Fouser.
Set in a future where Mike Pence has won the Presidency on the promise to Make America Straight Again, he has succeeded in converting everyone in the United States to being straight; all, except one.

https://www.instagram.com/ninakramerr/

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


A HOLIDAY CASSEROLE YOUR MAN WILL LOVE, 5min., USA, Thriller
Directed by Nina Kramer
A novice stay-at-home vlogger is in the middle of making a video when her husband returns home from work. Their exchange turns violent and the camera as the camera keeps rolling…

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


BUFFALO DIP, 9min., USA, Relationship
Directed by Monet Bouie
Antony (a not-so-old flame) of Nick’s shows up unexpectedly at a birthday party.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


A STATE OF BLISS, 17min., USA, Relationship
Directed by Abriana Blount
A user goes on a virtual, blind date to meet an individual that challenges their process of life and death.

https://blountabriana.wixsite.com/filmfruit
https://twitter.com/myscherrygirl

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


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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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