Nothing like some last minute changes to keep us on our toes! Yes, we know, you’re disappointed and so are we pivoting to a fully virtual festival again but here we are! The 23rd annual ReelOut Queer Film Festival’s theme this year is International Points of View featuring stories from 19 different countries and diasporas. We may be limited to physical travel here in Ontario but ReelOut promises to whisk you away figuratively over the next 12 days. With 22 different programs (Cinematic Adventures) offered on our Cinematic Itinerary with over 60 films –we’re certain you’ll be kept busy on the myriad of adventures we have in store.
We will start our journey on Thursday, Jan 27th at 7pm. You will be able to unlock your adventures with our TWO special Opening Night Selections presented by our Title Sponsor – Three Things Consulting. STUPID FOR YOU takes place on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and WILDHOOD takes place on the unceded territory and ancestral homeland of the Mi’kmaq Nation.
The next leg of your journey launches the next day on Friday, January 28th, when you’ll be able to unlock another 10 possible Cinematic Itinerary adventures including comedies, dramas, short film collections and documentaries that include the Indo-Caribbean diaspora (QUEER COOLIE-TUDES); the U.S.S.R in the 1980s (oddly) depicted in both the dramatic FIREBIRD and the nostalgic comedy POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA ; a summer excursion to a vacation park on the shores of Dorset, UK (SWEETHEART) ; our short film collection celebrating Brazil (BRAVO BRAZIL!) and various terrific films from France, Chile, Germany and the U.S.A.
The final leg of your adventure is available to you on Tuesday, February 1st as you’ll be able to unlock an ADDITIONAL 9 Cinematic Itineraries including thrillers and mysteries from Iran (AT THE END OF EVIN), the American claustrophobic chiller ALONE WITH YOU and the short horror from IndigiQueer, Little Pine Nations member- Thirza Cuthand (SHE WHISPERS) ; we have a fascinating Canadian documentary called EMERGENCE OUT OF SHADOWS that explores the lives of three LGBTQ people from conservative South Asian families; and some truly incredible films from or about cultural identities from Sweden, Taiwan, Spain, Greece, China, India and Australia, Zimbabwe, Vietnam, and Tanzania.
The full catalog of all films can be found here.