Out With the Norms

Out With the Norms

2022 | 87 min | Various

April 14 - 24, 2022

Whether they’re shedding light on overshadowed history, promoting more inclusive practices, enduring unexpected circumstances, or even subverting expectations, these films are reshaping the reel and real landscape while making them unapologetically queer.

Sponsored by Chris Newell


  • Director: Various
  • Year: 2022
  • Running Time: 87 min
  • Format: DCP

Packaged Films

Prayers for Sweet Waters

South Africa | 2021 | 16 min | Elijah Ndoumbe

Three transgender sex workers immerse us in their vivid and personal truths as they face life in Cape Town, South Africa amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Chocolate Milk

USA | 2021 | 10 min | Latisha Di Venuto

A young girl challenges her two moms to drink chocolate milk every day for a year in hopes of bringing the family closer together.

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United Kingdom | 2021 | 11 min | Jack Goessens

Jack presents his personal, visual essay about his own gender transition and how that fits into the bigger picture.

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Kiss Me

Mexico | 2022 | 10 min | David Barba

A curious teen spends an afternoon exploring an empty beach house, unaware of the security cameras keeping a close eye on him.

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Unity Mosque

USA | 2021 | 6 min | Nicole Teeny

The founders and attendees of the titular place of worship in Toronto share their stories and opinions about one of the world's first queer-affirming and gender-equal mosques.

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The Liberator

USA | 2021 | 18 min | Patrick Fritz

A Holocaust researcher struggles to convince his boyfriend's grandfather to share his untold experience liberating Dachau.

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Tank Fairy

Taiwan | 2021 | 10 min | Erich Rettstadt

Ten-year-old Jojo's aspirations of drag and dance are fulfilled when his fierce, propane-toting fairy godmother arrives instead of his building's traditional tank-delivery person.

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USA | 2021 | 6 min | Aurora Brachman

A kid reflects on the moment they revealed their deepest secret to their mother.

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