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The 12th Edition of Inside Out's Ottawa LGBT Film Festival returns at the National Gallery of Canada.

This year we bring three diverse programs filled with award-winning shorts, starting with our International Shorts, featuring Pop Rox, which won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at #InsideOut18 Toronto, and Femme, currently being adapted into a series!

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Ottawa LGBT Film Festival

Festival Lineup

Festival Pass

We are also presenting a special FREE screening of our Canadian Shorts Program, thanks to the generous support of OutCBC. Catch local favourites such as the highly acclaimed The Things You Think I'm Thinking and For Nonna Anna, fresh from an Emerging Artist Award at #InsideOut18!


History of Festival

Since 2007, Inside Out has produced a four-day festival in the Ottawa- Gatineau region. With the support of Presenting Sponsor RBC Royal Bank, the Ottawa Festival showcases the best queer cinema from Canada and around the world.

Inside Out is committed to challenging attitudes and changing lives year-round through the exhibition, production and promotion of LGBT film with initiatives that include the Ottawa LGBT Film Festival, development programs featuring the newly launched New Visions Project and the Short to Feature Award, as well as the More Play Screening Series.

Festival Event Schedule

Friday, Nov 9, 2018

Ages 18+ Ticketed Event

SPLINTERS Thom Fitzgerald 18A+ | Canada | English | 2018 | 94min | Feature Narrative Festival favourite Thom Fitzgerald (Cloudburst) returns to Ottawa with his latest, a film exploring sexual…

Ages 18+ Ticketed Event

CANARY / KANARIE Christiaan Olwagen 18A+ | South Africa | English S.T. | 2018 | 122min | Feature Narrative Set in South Africa in 1985 against a backdrop of apartheid, religion and war, Canary…

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018

Ages 14+ Ticketed Event

Sponsored by: outCBC, Ottawa Senior Pride Network, Denis Schryburt & David Snoddy

Ages 14+ Ticketed Event

The best of 2018 International short films including: Pop Rox Nate Trinrud USA | 2017 | 12:00 Jesse decides to profess her love to her best friend Roxanne with a grand gesture. What could…

Ages 14+ Ticketed Event

Sponsored by: outCBC & Daniel Brown and Maurice Fournier

Ages 14+ Free

Sponsored by: Capital Rainbow Refuge & Sam Davin

Ages 18+ Ticketed Event

SORRY ANGEL / PLAIRE AIMER ET COURIR VITE France | French | English S.T. | 132min | Feature Narrative Celebrated French filmmaker Christophe Honoré (Love Songs) is back with an intimate…

Ages 19+ Free

Free for passholders and any film ticket holders A fun-filled night of drag performances, dancing and ticket giveaways. Free for Inside Out passholders and any film ticket holders. Make sure to…

Sunday, Nov 11, 2018

Ages 14+ Ticketed Event

Dykes, Camera, Action! Caroline Berler 14A+ | United States | English | 2018 | 58min | Documentary In a time where conversations around women in film are finally reaching the forefront, Dykes,…

Ages 14+ Ticketed Event

The best of 2018 Canadian short films, including: The Things You Think I'm Thinking Canada | 2017 | 15:00 A burn survivor and amputee goes on a date with a non-disabled man for the first time…

Ages 14+ Ticketed Event

1985 Yen tan United States | 2018 | 85min | Feature Narrative The year is 1985 and you're listening to Madonna on your Walkman. Meanwhile, young gay men are trying to find the strength to tell…

Ages 14+ Ticketed Event

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY Madeleine Olenek 14A+ | United States | English | 2018 | 84min | Feature Narrative< So you think you know Emily Dickinson? Well, Wild Nights with Emily is here to…

Ages 18+ Ticketed Event

SAUVAGE Camille Vidal-Naquet France | French | English S.T. | 2018 | 97min | Feature Narrative Leo, a young French hustler sells his body to survive on the streets of Strasbourg in Camille…

Monday, Nov 12, 2018

Ages 14+ Ticketed Event

MAN MADE T Cooper 14A+ | United States | 2018 | 93min | Documentary More than your average competition documentary, Man Made takes us into the heart of transgender male culture, revealing…

Ages 14+ Ticketed Event

FINE LOCAL PRODUCT: Women-made + Queer Shorts from 1990 2018 Ottawa LGBT Film Festival, National Gallery of Canada Monday, November 12 | 2:15PM Fine Local Product takes its name from a recap…

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