Our beloved local shorts program returns! Don’t miss this wonderful collection of local queer filmmaking talent.
Join us for a special in-person screening of The Coast Is Queer with local filmmakers at The Beaumont Studios!
Can’t make the in-person event? No worries! You can watch all the films online.
Content Advisory: Subject matter includes gender and body dysphoria, transphobia, and racism
Total runtime: 50 mins
Please be aware, Festival Super Passes are ineligible for this event as the box office is run by a third party.
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.
Nic Peerson / Canada / 2020 / 7 mins / English
Her Voice is an intimate portrait of dysphoria and discovery for a young trans woman going through vocal training.
Zoë Friberg / Canada / 2020 / 5 mins / English
In Letter, Martha finds her imagination running away with scenarios as she gathers the courage to write down her feelings for her best friend.
Nathalie Therriault / Canada / 2020 / 16 mins / English
The Tailor is a touching tale of intergenerational allyship in which a gender non-conforming youth and a master tailor gain courage and inspiration from each other.
Morgan Strug / Canada / 2020 / 11 mins / English
Enby is the sweet and charming tale of a young non-binary person who has finally found the language to come out as who they truly are.
Meesh QX / Canada / 2021 / 1 min / English
Small Town playfully explores a queer, mixed race person’s relationship to their identity and surroundings through delightful Claymation.
Sophie de Kergommeaux / Canada / 2020 / 5 mins / English
Purple is a personal and thoughtful exploration of bisexuality and feeling alienated within queer community.
Marina Maeski / Canada / 2020 / 5 mins / English
In Reveal Party, Samantha plans to invite her new girlfriend over for the holidays—all she has to do is tell her parents.