Aug 15, 2021
7 PM

The Beaumont Studios

It’s been a hard forever. We deserve joy, lightness and laughter. This shorts program is all about Black and brown queer brilliance, tenderness, ferocity and ingenuity—on screen, and behind the camera. This stunning collection is only a small example of how truly gorgeous we are.

Total runtime: 61 mins

QTBIPOC audience members are invited to a live screening of this shorts program at The Beaumont on Aug 15 at 7pm. This evening will include delicious samplings from the kitchen of Top Chef Canada runner up, and the series’ first non-binary competitor, Kym Nguyen. Please note that the live screening is available to self-identified QTBIPOC folks only. We ask that if you are white, please consider this to be an opportunity for allyship, and enjoy the films online. Please contact us if you have questions.

Please be aware, Festival Super Passes are ineligible for this event due to limited capacity. QTBIPOC Super Passholders may still book tickets individually.

Adult Out On Screen Society Memberships are required for this event.


This event takes place at The Beaumont Studios. We are aware of the following accessibility notes:

  • Main space outdoor space is covered in faux-grass and is slightly angled
  • 1.75” rise to interior gallery space
  • 1” rise to interior studio space
  • Gallery space does not have accessible washrooms
  • Accessible washrooms can only be accessed by leaving the main courtyard and using the front door for their interior studio space
  • Alcohol service is at a 48” high window
  • Accessible doors and hallways a minimum of 36” wide

For more notes, please review the accessibility audit notes provided by the Growing Room Literary & Arts Festival on their website. The audit was conducted by Heather McCain at Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods.

To You My Love

Olivia Margarita Gastaldo / USA / 2021 / 5 mins / English

To you my love is a breathtaking film that explores the visual poetry of a love letter.

Noor and Layla

Fawzia Mirza / Canada / 2021 / 13 mins / English

The intimacies of reclaiming ritual through queer, Muslim love are portrayed with tenderness and humour in Noor and Layla.

Funeral- A Long Shot

Kerri Garrett / USA / 2020 / 3 mins / English

In Funeral- A Long Shot, a lost soul is guided to an underworld ball where she finds the home that sets her free.

The Way We Are

Amanda Ann-Min Wong / Canada / 2020 / 16 mins / English

The Way We Are shares stories from four queer Asian women, in an emotional reflection on the importance of community and family history.

The Beauty President

Whitney Skauge / Canada / 2021 / 10 mins / English

The life and presidential campaign of the remarkable Joan Jett Blakk is lovingly documented in The Beauty President.


Leo Adef / Germany / 2020 / 9 mins / English

In Safe, we are invited into German ballrooms, where black and brown dancers find communion and create salvation.