MADE AU CANADA
Canadian queer stories from coast to coast to coast. These rich, humour-filled narratives and affecting documentary reflections tease out a myriad of Canadian queer identi(ties).
ANNE WHEELER | CANADA | 2019 | 12 MIN | ENGLISH
Newfoundland; 1984. Two young women find themselves in an impossible situation. With no one to turn to and against all odds, the pair take the road trip of their lives.
Based on the story Melody by Lisa Moore, from her 2002 collection of short stories, Open.
JORDANA VALERIA ALLEN-SHIM | CANADA | 2020 | 11 MIN | ENGLISH
Noelle, a young transgender woman of color is forced back into the closet when she moves back in with her parents after losing her job due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NOOR & LAYLA
FAWZIA MARZI | CANADA | 2021 | 13 MIN | ENGLISH
Noor and Layla are breaking up. Is it the end of the road for these two Muslim women… or is it the beginning? Noor & Layla is about reclaiming ritual through the love story of two queer, Muslim women, told at five different moments in their relationship, marked by the five calls to prayer.
ALI MASHAYEKHI | CANADA | 2020 | 7 MIN | ENGLISH
When a couple breaks up, they no longer recognize each other.
CRUISING: OTHER WAYS OF LOVE
ABDULLAH QURESHI | CANADA | 2020 | 9 MIN | ENGLISH
Employing a fictional and experimental narrative structure, Cruising considers the practice from a mythological and queer perspective with visuals drawing upon the memories, encounters, and select characters from the paintings of the Pakistani artist, Anwar Saeed (b. 1955).
ERIC PLAMONDON | CANADA | 2021 | 18 MIN | FRENCH & ENGLISH S.-T.EN.
Riverside Queerness reveals hard moments in the Prairies’ shadowed queer history. Three storytellers navigate muddy waters in the deep rivers of Manitoba’s subconscious, where truth is blurred by the power of the currents.
I’M A FAG FOR U (OWEN PALLET REMIX)
VIVEK SHRAYA | CANADA | 2021 | 5 MIN | ENGLISH
Unpacking the term “fag” multi-hyphenated Canadian artist, Vivek Shraya puts the slurs to a beat.
PLAY IT AGAIN
DANIEL ABRAMOVICI | CANADA | 2021 | 10 MIN | ENGLISH
On the eve of Erin’s departure to a new job in a new city, best friend Kitty invites her over for a last movie night together. Little does Erin know, Kitty has a grand romantic gesture planned – a gesture worthy of the greatest romcom. However life hardly ever plays out like a movie and Kitty must make the decision – does she tell Erin she loves her? Or does she simply watch her best friend get on that plane?
NICOLE TEENY | CANADA & USA| 2021 | 7 MIN | ENGLISH
After having to hide their relationship while making the Hajj, El-Farouk – a gay Imam – and his husband Troy co-founded Unity Mosque in Toronto, one of the world’s first Queer-affirming and gender-equal mosques. Though the mosque receives death threats, it forges on, playing a life-saving role in the lives of its members.