The Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival

May 23, 2019

June 2, 2019

$10 & up

TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West, Toronto


Events Description

The Inside Out 2019 Toronto LGBT Film Festival will bring the world’s best LGBTQ cinema to Toronto on May 23 – June 2.

Inside Out will open its 29th edition with the highly anticipated Elton John biopic ROCKETMAN, starring Taron Egerton, and close the festival with the Canadian premiere of the Sundance crowd-pleaser LATE NIGHT, from director Nisha Ganatra, starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling. This year’s Centerpiece Gala will be the Canadian premiere of Netflix’s upcoming series “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City”, starring Ellen Page and Laura Linney, and the annual Women’s Gala will be Wendy Jo Carlton’s GOOD KISSER. Special Presentations include the world premiere of SELL BY from director Mike Doyle, starring Scott Evans, Augustus Prew, Kate Walsh and Patricia Clarkson, and the international premiere of Jeffrey McHale’s documentary YOU DON’T NOMI, which traces the redemption of director Paul Verhoeven’s notorious film SHOWGIRLS, from flop to cult classic.

The 2019 feature film program includes a total of 40 films, representing 32 countries. The lineup includes 5 world premieres, 6 international premieres and 14 Canadian premieres.

This year’s festival will include a new Episodic program, which will feature 6 series premieres, including the world premiere of the fourth season of Netflix’s “Eastsiders”, as well as the Canadian premiere of the second season of Starz’s GLAAD award-winning drama “Vida”. The additional 4 episodic short-form stories, a selection of queer and trans independent episodes, will play in one program block.

27 narrative and 13 documentary features will debut over the course of the 11 day festival. The feature program will be composed of Galas and Special Presentations (6 films), Premieres (10 films), Icons (6 films), Spotlight on Canada (4 films) and International Showcase (16 films). The festival will also screen 94 Shorts from a wide variety of exciting LGBTQ filmmakers.

Taking place over 11 days, the Festival draws crowds of close to 35,000 to screenings, artist talks, panel discussions, installations and parties that highlight more than 200 films and videos from Canada and around the world. In 2009 Inside Out welcomed RBC Royal Bank as the Presenting Sponsor for the Festival and in 2011, the Festival moved its screening to the state-of-the-art TIFF Bell Lightbox, increasing its attendance, media coverage and industry presence and solidifying Inside Out’s reputation as an international leader in the presentation of queer film.


Tickets :

General | $14
Student/Senior $10

Other events: $15 to $30

How to get tickets?
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Date & Time:

May 23 – June 2, 2019



TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street W, Toronto

Street /Paid Parking
Public transport accessible

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