Inside Out: LGBT Film Festival Celebrates 25 Years

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For over twenty years, Inside Out LGBT Film Festival has been a cornerstone in the LGBT community in Toronto, bringing together the best queer film from across Canada and the world. As a not for profit chairty, Inside Out seeks to change attitudes and lives through the creation and distribution of these films.

The festival begins May 21st, with the opening gala being held at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and runs until May 31st. The ten day festival features a plethora of events, like the Local Heroes Gala at the Gladstone Hotel on May 28th, the first ever Drags to Riches drag competition for Inside Out, hosted by the glamorous and fabulous B-Girlz, with DJ Fluffy Souffle mixing all night.

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We are looking forward to director Paul Weitz’s Grandma, a coming of age tale about a young teenage girl who discovers she is pregnant. Her grandma Elle, played by Lily Tomlin, is mourning the loss of her long-time partner, and the two set out on a day long journey that forces them both to face the choices they made in their past and how to confront their future. The star studded cast includes Laverne Cox, Marcia Gay Hayden, Sam Elliot, Judy Greer, and introducing up and coming actor Julia Garner, who plays Sage, Elle’s grand-daughter.

Be sure to hashtag #seeforyourself with all the photos and videos of your favourite moments from the festival.

All photographs courtesy of Inside Out 2015.