Calling all Queer and/or Trans Indigenous filmmakers to submit their films to Toronto Queer Film Festival’s (TQFF) and Indigenous Curatorial Collective Gathering’s (ICCA) film program which will be curated by both organizations. This will coincide as one of the events for ICCA’s annual hybrid gathering, Framing Responsibility: A Gathering on Accountability taking place from October 7th – October 30th, 2022.

Call for submissions. The Toronto Queer Film Festival x Indigenous Curatorial Collective Presents Indigiqueer and Two Spirit cinema. Films will be screened during the ICCA gathering on Sunday Oct 16th, 2022. Deadline for submissions July 15th 2022, 11:59pm EST

We are seeking to showcase the brilliance of 2S, Indigiqueer, Trans and Queer Indigenous short films; video, animated work of all forms, genres, and durations. We especially encourage the submission of stories that align with ICCA’s annual theme of accountability and/or explore a variety of themes of identity, community, change, and joy.

Films will be screened during the ICCA Gathering on Sunday, October 16th, 2022.

● Director must be Indigenous , we will be prioritizing filmmakers who are First Nations, Metis or Inuit and whose territories/homelands are being occupied by the settler colonial state Canada.
● Director must be LGBTQ2S+
● Completed Final Film
● Films with closed caption files and audio description are highly encouraged.

Deadline for Submissions: July 15th, 2022 at 11:59pm EST.

If selected, you will be notified by late July/ early August, you will receive an artist fee for the screening of your film, your film will be (if not already) captioned, and an audio-describer will visually describe your film so that it can be accessible for audience members who are Blind and partially-sighted.

If there are any access needs and/or issues filling out this form, please do not hesitate to contact, Keisha (k.erwin@icca.art).

*ICCA and TQFF would like to acknowledge the phenomenal 2S Cree filmmaker TJ Cuthand (he/him) who came up with the term ‘indigiqueer’ in the early 2000s. Thank you TJ for leading the way, you can see more of his work here:  https://www.thirzacuthand.com/biography/