Join us for a celebration of gender non-conforming, trans, fluid and two-spirit youth who are taking space online by creating radical, self-expressive film and media that builds community and challenges the limits of mainstream gender representation. Creators will share their work and join in a discussion that explores how they are developing their own content and platforms to make space for bigger, better, and brighter expressions of multiple and complex identities in the media.
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This event is co-presented by Pride Toronto and TIFF.
Arielle Scott, professionally known as Ari Fitz, is an American social media and TV personality, model, producer, and filmmaker. Her short documentary My Mama Wears Timbs won the Diversity Award at Toronto’s Buffer Festival in 2017. Currently, she is completing a webcomic called Wedge and is running an Instagram-only indie magazine called Tomboyish. She was part of the Tribeca Film Festival’s New Online Work showcase in April 2018 and will be publishing a fashion-focused memoir in 2018.
Ayisha Lineo Gariba is a filmmaker, photographer, illustrator, graphic designer, and entrepreneur from Ghana and Lesotho. Their primary mediums include digital art, film photography, and digital filmmaking, through which they explore issues of identity — specifically societal expectations of race, gender, and sexuality. They are currently studying social sciences at the University of Toronto, with a focus on women and gender studies.
Dinaly Joyce Tran is a filmmaker and activist from Toronto. Identifying as a queer, non-binary, ace person of colour, they aim to explore the intersections of these identities through film. They have participated in several film programs for queer youth, such as New Visions and Fluidity on Film. They are currently a youth advisory council member for Planned Parenthood Toronto's LGBTQ Youth Initiative.
Luis De Filippis is a Toronto-based trans femme filmmaker whose work celebrates otherness and employs a fierce female gaze. Their work has played internationally at festivals such as TIFF, Rotterdam, and BFI Flare. Their most recent work, For Nonna Anna (17), won the Best Short Narrative Award at the Atlanta International Film Festival and the Special Jury Prize at Sundance.
Dasola Dina is a digital media strategist, community-event organiser, and TIFF Next Wave Committee alum. She cares deeply about movie musicals and film programming centred around African diaspora and LGBTQ+ experiences. Dina is also studying communications and is working towards becoming a publicist with a goal to foster inclusive, accessible film spaces.