Inside Out festival returning to in-person screenings

May 12, 2022 · By

Inside Out, the annual queer film festival in Toronto, Canada, will be returning to in-person screenings for their 32rd festival. Taking place between May 26 and June 5, this year’s event will showcase 128 films, coming from 28 countries. Broken down there will be 38 feature films, 3 episodic series, and 7 world premieres.

The annual event features innovative 2SLGBTQ+ filmmakers from around the world.

Some notable inclusions in the 32rd festival include a special screening of Fire Island starring Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang and Margaret Cho, and the closing gala will feature Amazon Prime Video’s first Canadian scripted comedy, The Lake.

Fire Island will be screened on June 3, the same day it hits Hulu, and will be sponsored by Disney+ (despite the inconsistent LGBTQ+ content available on that platform).

The Lake will get its world premiere with the first two episodes screened for the closing gala. The series stars Orphan Black’s Jordan Gavaris as Justin, along with d Julia Stiles (Hustlers) and Madison Shamoun. Justin returns from living abroad after breaking up with his partner, and tries to reconnect with the biological daughter he gave up for adoption when he was a teen (there must be a big backstory there). Trying to rebuild the relationship with Billie, Justin invites her to the family cottage at the lake community from his childhood, only to find his father gave away the cabin to his stepsister.

Checkout the complete Program line-up and festival details at Inside Out