Toronto's leading 2SLGBTQ+ film festival is back this year with a mixture of in-person and virtual screenings. With contributions from 28 countries, it includes 38 feature films and a packed programme of shorts. The opening film is Brazilian family drama Mars One, and the festival includes seven world premières.

The festival runs from 26 May to 5 June.

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A teenager in a rock band falls for his best friend, who is also one of his bandmates, while acting as his confidante and listening to his plans to impress girls.
Framing Agnes
Framing Agnes
After discovering case files from a 1950s gender clinic, a cast of transgender actors turn a talk show inside out to confront the legacy of a young trans woman forced to choose between honesty and access.
Beyond Ed Buck
Beyond Ed Buck
A documentary which follows the tragic murders that took place at the hands of a well-known Democratic political donor.
Pat Rocco Dared
Pat Rocco Dared
In this colourful trip back in time, filmmaker and activist Pat Rocco shares his incredible life story as one of Hollywood's original boundary pushing gay pioneers.
Women who have experienced misogynistic violence decide to take justice into their own hands.
Rising from the nihilistic ashes of the punk movement in the late 1970s, a fresh crowd of flamboyant fashionistas, who would later be christened the New Romantics, began to materialise on the streets of London.
Girls Girls Girls
Girls Girls Girls
Mimmi, Emma and Rönkkö are girls at the cusp of womanhood, trying to draw their own contours. In three consecutive Fridays two of them experience the earth-moving effects of falling in love, while the third goes on a quest to find something she’s never experienced before: pleasure.
On the outskirts of Beirut, Lilas and Shery, co-founders and guitarists of the Middle East's first all-female metal band, wrestle with friendship, sexuality and destruction in their pursuit of becoming thrash metal rock stars.
A survivor of the Pulse Nightclub massacre recalls and reflects on the experience.
Mars One
Mars One
In Brazil, a lower-middle-class Black family of four tries to keep their spirits up and their dreams going in the months that follow the election of a right-wing president, a man who represents everything they are not.
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Inside Out Features

Mariano Biasin on intense friendships, music and Sublime
Everything under the stars
Gabriel Martins on life in a changing Brazil, and Mars One
Acknowledging her anger
Tara Thorne and Lesley Smith on telling missing stories in Compulsus
Finding trust
Phillip Lewitski and Joshua Odjick on working relationships, wasps and Wildhood
The substance of style
Kevin Hegge on Tramps! and the artistic legacy of the New Romantics
The outside story
Juan Felipe Zuleta, Matthew Jeffers and Sarah Hay on Unidentified Objects
Bowled over
Lyle Kash on creating new narratives and making Death And Bowling

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