Disintegration Loops Disintegration Loops

Toronto's 2SLGBTQ+ film festival took place online this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Still aiming to be an international home and incubator for 2SLGBTQ+ emerging and established filmmakers, the festival included themed programming spotlights alongside its film line-up. It opened with Natalie Morales’ Language Lessons and closed with Bradley Bell's Alone Together.

The festival ran from 27 May to 6 June.

View Films by Strand:

View previous years coverage of the Inside Out festival:

Box office and information

IO Latest Reviews

Boy Meets Boy
Boy Meets Boy
A brief encounter in a Berlin nightclub changes the course of two lives.
When Molly moves into her new apartment after a tragic accident, a strange noise from upstairs begins to unnerve her. As its intensity grows, she confronts her neighbours – but no one seems to hear what she is hearing.
Potato Dreams Of America
Potato Dreams Of America
A true story about a gay boy growing up in the collapsing USSR, his courageous mail-order bride mother, and their adventurous escape to Seattle in the Nineties.
Being Thunder
Being Thunder
A a two-spirit genderqueer teenager from the Narragansett tribe in Rhode Island, explores what it means to be a queer Indigenous person in a world bound by binary gender roles.
Leading Ladies
Leading Ladies
A reflection on how different perspectives and memories affect one group of queer women.
A Distant Place
A Distant Place
A man who has retreated to the countryside find his delicate balance upset by the visit of an old friend.
Instructions For Survival
Instructions For Survival
Alexander's transgender identity means he is obliged to lead a life of secrecy in his home country.
Ma Belle, My Beauty
Ma Belle, My Beauty
A surprise reunion in southern France reignites passions and jealousies between two women who were formerly polyamorous lovers.
In Namibia, a country where sodomy is still a crime and gay relationships are stigmatized against, two lives intersect: George and Simeon. Two secrets. One unlikely meeting in a bar.
How To Fix Radios
How To Fix Radios
When a narrow-minded teenager in a rural Ontario community starts a new job, he meets somebody who changes his outlook on life.
A-Z of Inside Out 2021 reviews >>>

Inside Out Features

A taste for blood
Amelia Moses on Bleed With Me, Bloodthirsty and reimagining the werewolf
Three's company
Marion Hill on queer identity, polyamory and Ma Belle, My Beauty
Looking back, moving forward
Stephanie Lamorre on filming Narragansett life for Being Thunder
A natural thing
Park Kun-young on A Distant Place and the ongoing struggle for acceptance in South Korea
Starting a dialogue
Philippe Talavera on LGBTQ+ life in Namibia and making Kapana
Between two women
Mari Walker, Pooya Mohseni and Lynn Chen discuss getting real in See You Then
Shouting and silence
Eugen Jebeleanu on homophobia, Poppy Field and moving from theatre to film

59th New York Film Festival early bird highlights Futura, Jane By Charlotte, James Baldwin: From Another Place and The Velvet Underground

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

The 48th edition of the San Francisco festival

Docs Ireland

Transilvania International Film Festival
Key international festival in Romania

Sheffield DocFest
The UK's best known factual film festival

In the Archive

Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.