Toronto Queer Arts & Culture Festival postponed in 2015

so we can bring you

Ontario’s 2nd largest International Queer Film Festival this Summer.

The Queer West Film Festival  is  gaining international reputation for offering the best of independent queer cinema and the opportunity to meet filmmakers and artists, participate in workshops and panel discussions, attend galas and after parties and see unexpected performances.

The Queer West Arts & Culture festival postponed in 2015.

  7th annual Queer West Film Festival August 7, 8, 9  – 2015

revue cinema the home for queer west  film feestival in 2015

TD Bank film queer west film festival sponsorThe New Home for the Queer West Film Festival; is the   Revue Cinema 400 Roncesvalles Avenue (243 seats), Toronto Parkdale for  Friday Aug 7, Sat. Aug 8 and Sunday August 9th 2015. Queer West gratefully acknowledges  the funding we received from TD Bank Group  to help us host the 7th annual  Toronto Queer West Film Festival, 

Box Office: Adult: $10, Youth: $7, Student: $7 and Seniors: $10 for each evening. Queer West Film Festival donates half of the box office sales;  to a struggling film company or filmmaker. The rest of the proceeds goes towards next year’s festival.

The  Toronto Queer arts and Culture Festival is 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.

This will  allow greater engagement, between both artists and the community and would allow us to include networking events, artist workshops and panel discussions with film directors.

Film festival volunteers needed

We are always looking for new volunteers and ideas. If you are interested in supporting our Queer West Film Festival as a volunteer or have any ideas about how to develop it in the future, we would love to hear from you. We welcome volunteers of all orientations, gay lesbian or straight.

Contact Lauren (Tenn) if you wish to volunteer for the Film Festival, send her your resume. A background in film work or studies, is not absolutely necessary

Samples of Film Submissions starting to arrive for 2015

Director Eric Tsang, Hong Kong, China  –  I am ME (LGBT School Bulling) 

Dublin Ireland,  Trans singer Jaime Nanci and the band Blue Boys (Category Musicals) .

Several film entries from Israel (Password Protected) We can share this submission from Nadav Mishali (Jerusalem)  Barely in Love.

An unusual submission from Россия Russia by film director Vera Iona Papadopoulou …”Metanoia” -­a film-­confession, in which the director becomes the object of their own research through desperate attempts to identify their “I” and understanding of the issues of being and the inevitability of death… Russian/ English subtitles

 Submit your video for 2015 Queer West Film Festival

Submit your LGBTQ film to the 7th annual Toronto Queer West Film Festival runs Aug. 7, 8 and 9, 2015

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Toronto Queer West film Festival is taking place same week as the Parapan American Games August 7 to 15. We welcome the 2015 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered athletes to the Pan Games, in Toronto next summer, we hope to see you at our festival. There are many queer neighbourhoods for you to explore, from gay Leslieville to the Queer West Village in the west end of Toronto. Queer West ambassadors, would be happy to answer any questions you may have about Toronto. Phone 416-879-7954 or Email us We’ll answer your queries pronto

Friends, Sponsors and Supporters

Gay West Community Network Inc (Queer West) Founded in 2001 and incorporated on April 7, 2008 as Gay West Community Network Inc. (legal name), as not for profit charity in Ontario #1752698, hereafter to be known as Queer West. We produce performing arts festivals for the purposes of educating and advancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of performing arts and to educate artists through participation in such festivals and related workshops.

Mission Statement

The mission of Queer West is to achieve respect and equality within a supportive environment, it responds to the needs of the local neighbourhood and the broader Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTTQ) communities in Toronto Ontario.

Vision Statement

Our vision is a community that promotes positive attitudes and eliminates discrimination toward people of all sexual orientations; Inspires change through positive educational effort. Provides social, recreational and cultural opportunities for our members and the larger community.

Mailing Address 562 Dufferin St. 2nd floor B1 Toronto ON M6K 2A9. Visits By Appointment Only. 416-879-7954

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