Toronto Diary
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Lineup announced for LGBT Short Film Fest

Toronto Pride kicks off in a couple days, which means now would be an excellent time to start carbo-loading. Or are you supposed to stop eating solid food? Pride preparations confuse me. (Do Pop-Tarts count as solid food? Because if they do . . . shit. Shit and fuck.)

Anyway, for the second year in a row, the Canadian Media Guild is sponsoring the Toronto Pride LGBT Short Film Festival, a six-day event playing at the Graham Spry Theatre, at 250 Front St W. Admission is free, and the lineup features 12 films, ranging from documentary to comedy to drama. 

  • Kiss, by Mark Pariselli – 4 minutes / experimental / 2012
  • I’m Yours, by Chase Joynt – 5 minutes / documentary / 2013
  • Her with Me, by Alyssa Pankiw – 13 minutes / drama / 2013
  • Let’s Get Soaking Wet, by Steven Bereznai – 7 minutes / comedy / 2011
  • Flyers, by Laura Terruso – 3 minutes  / drama-comedy / 2011
  • Dawn, by Leon Le – 10 minutes / drama / 2012
  • Where Are the Dolls, by Cassandra Nicolaou – 8 minutes / drama-experimental  / 2012
  • The Closest Thing to Heaven, by Ryan Levey – 9 minutes / documentary / 2013
  • APTN Presents: Two Spirited Parts 1 and 2, by Kathleen Maartens – 21 minutes  / news documentary  / 2012
  • Shawn, by Mark Zanin – 4 minutes / comedy / 2013
  • For Dorian, by Rodrigo Barriuso – 16 minutes / drama / 2012
  • I’m in the Mood for Love, by Jason Karman – 6 minutes / drama / 2011

The film festival runs on a continuous loop Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28 from 9am to 9pm. An extra show runs Saturday from noon to 5pm. If you're looking for a nice quiet date night or you want to take in some free queer cinema, give it a try.

[Image via StarlightConcierge