Welcome to the 7th Annual Queer West Film Festival

Slide show of Queer West Village Neighbourhood & Some Film Stills from the 2015 Festival

The Toronto Queer Arts and Culture Festival is produced by the Queer West Arts Collective; working for more inclusive & complex queer identities, creating larger queer space & community in Toronto ‘”West End” – with art, dance, music, poetry, spoken word, stage, comedy, film, community fairs  and conferences. We won’t be hosting the arts festival in 2015, instead we are expanding our annual film festival from an evening screening to a three day event. Each year we receive hundreds of entries that we have to refuse because of time constraints. Increasing the event will allow us to showcase the very best of emerging LGBTQ filmmakers both locally and internationally.

queer west film festival postcard for 2015

Queer West Film Festival 2015 Trailer

Lauren Tenn, Gay West Community Network Inc.(Queer West), President and Program Director, talking about the history of Film Festival. Video produced by and copyright reserved to theBUZZ/INspired Media Inc. 2015, shared with permission from INspired Media.

 Official 2015 Queer West Film Festival Programme Guide

Tuesday July 26, 2015 –  Our16 page, full color Queer West Film Festival Programme Guide hosted at ISSU.  Design by: Emily Siu, emy.siu@mail.utoronto.ca (Our Summer Intern ) a Master of Arts student,  in Cinema Studies and Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto, St. George campus. HAVE A LOOK

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We are an illustrious group of Queer West Village film activists, who are not all gay or lesbian; A big thank you to the combined efforts of our weekend volunteers from  the Queer West Arts collective: Caitlin Foster, Donna Elliott, Ted Scarf, Jamie Lavin, Paul Bradley, Antoinette Schokman-De Zilva and Marc de Zilva. They’re managing the operations of the 2015 film festival, everything from advertising, to program guides, to posters, to public ambassadors on film nights.

Thank you to Emily Siu; our Summer Intern from U of T; who designed our 16 page, 2015 Film Festival Program Guide; and to: Ivar Johnson & Michel F. Paré. They designed the Poster & Postcards Artwork. Michel is also our web content editor and reviewed, some of the films. Zac Traore, is our 2015 official festival photographer. Board of Directors: Lauren Tenn (President), Richa Shrotriya (Treasurer) Michel F. Paré (Secretary) and Chris Smith. All festival volunteers will receive evening tickets and/or $25 weekend passes for their hard work.


TICKETS on the menu bar which has more information. In general tickets are $10 each night or 3 day pass $25 available only on Friday Aug 7 We think this is fair price. Inside Out Film Festival charges $14/$11 —For your convenience,  advance tickets are available now @ Sun Milk Convenience Store, 1547 Dundas St W, and Sheridan, Toronto, ON Phone: 416-531-8580. $10 each no service charge, this location doesn’t have the Friday 3 day weekend pass but will sell you, 3 different days (7,8,9) for $25, no fee. Location Map


15 Movies; a diverse selection of LGBT documentaries, shorts and full length features, premier showings.







2015 Film Festival Sponsors
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