InsideOut Film Festival

Presented in partnership with We Are Oshawa, Durham Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario, and Durham Regional Labour Council.

Check out a selection of short films from Toronto's InsideOut Film Festival that address issues surrounding sexuality, gender identity, bullying, and intersectionality.

AN AFTERNOON — Denmark | 2014 | 9:00 | PG

Dir. Søren Green
Mathias is in love with his friend Frederik but it too afraid to make a move. Frederik, however, has a secret of his own.

Danish with English subtitles
TOPICS COVERED Sexuality

BITTERSWEET — USA | 2015 | 4:00 | G
Dir. Allen Martsch
Jason, a shy teen, reluctantly writes a heartfelt candygram to his crush, Armando, but loses his courage and changes his mind. Fate, however, might have other plans in store.

TOPICS COVERED Bullying 

FIRST CLUE — USA | 2014 | 7:00 | PG
Dir. Susan Sullivan
First Clue poses the question, “What was your rst clue you were a lesbian?” The answers reveal that, before you knew, you had a clue.

TOPICS COVERED Sexuality 

HANDSOME & MAJESTIC — Canada | 2015 | 12:00 | PG
Dir. Jeff Petry and Nathan Drillot
Handsome and Majestic follows Milan, a trans teenager who overcame hardships and discrimination to become a trans right advocate and role model.

A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE — USA/Fiji | 2014 | 25:00 | PG
Dir. Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
A Place in the Middle is the true story of Ho’onani, an 11-year- old girl who dreams of leading the hula troupe at her in- ner-city Honolulu school. The only program is that the group is for boys.

TOPICS COVERED Gender Identity, Bullying 

VERACITY — USA | 2015 | 20:00 | PG
Dir. Seith Mann
Popular girl Olivia is inadvertently outed by her friends after she develops feelings for the new girl at her high school.

TOPICS COVERED Sexuality

HOUSE NOT HOME — USA | 2015 | 15:00 | PG
Dir. Joshua Butler
House Not Home is a firsthound account of Terran, an African-American gender fluid teenager navigating bullying, violence and rejection from their father and peers.

TOPICS COVERED Gender Identity

LIVING IN THE OVERLAP — USA | 2014 | 28:00 | PG
Dir. Mary M. Dalton and Cindy Hill
For over 40 years, Lennie and Pearl have shared a passion for social justice and for each other. Now, the indelible spark of their love inspires many others as they fight for their right to marry in North Carolina.

TOPICS COVERED Sexuality 

LOOKS — Germany | 2014 | 3:00 | G
Dir. Susann Hoffmann
Looks tells the story of a gray lynx that doesn’t quite t into a world of colourful animals. He’s being excluded and bullied by the coloured animals. On his search for acceptance and belonging he nds himself resorting to drastic measures. G

TOPICS COVERED Sexuality 

PASSING — Canada | 2015 | 22:00 | PG
Dir. Lucah Rosenberg-Lee
Passing profiles three trans men of colour, exploring what life feels like for a black man when no one knows he is transgender.

TOPICS COVERED Gender Identity