Inside Out Announces Free Outdoor Movie Series to Celebrate Capital Pride in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON, 23 Aug 2021 / CNW / – Upside down, one of the biggest 2SLGBTQ + film festivals in North America and the largest promoter and distributor of 2SLGBTQ + content in Canada, presents The Inside Out x RBC Drive-In Tour in Ottawa. The tour will screen feature films ahead of their theatrical release, including Upside down FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK, winner of the award for best Canadian feature film 2021 and BEYTO. Short films played alongside feature films include Upside down PITOC E ICINAKOSIAN and I AM GAY laureates.

Thursday August 26 and Friday August 27
Open doors : 7:00 p.m., The program starts: 8 p.m.

The Drive-In Ottawa experience
Ottawa Festivals Grounds – Wesley Clover Parks
401 Corkstown Road

Thursday August 26, 2021
Free tickets:

Realized by Gitta Gsell

Adapted from a novel by Swiss-Kurdish writer Yusuf Yesilöz, Beyto, which won the Audience Award at from Switzerland The Solothurn Film Festival fights against the tension between cultures and between a family’s sense of honor and a person’s need to be true to themselves.

Preceded by the short film: PITOC E ICINAKOSIAN
Director: Gerry Ottawa, Jos-Onimskiw Ottawa-Dubé

Gerry and their big brother Jos show us that there is more to being different than bullying, discrimination and harassment.

Friday, August 27, 2021
Free tickets:

FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK (co-presented with Hot Docs)
Realized by: Bobbi jo hart (waiting for)

Fanny: The Right to Rock tells the story of one of the best bands, including Filipino-American comrades and LBGTQ +, which you’ve probably never heard.

Preceded by the short film: I AM GAY
Directed by: Ajahnis Charley

After working abroad for five years, filmmaker Ajahnis Charley returns to his country Oshawa, Ontario, in the age of quarantine.

All films with English subtitles


Upside down is from Canada the largest 2SLGBTQ + film festival and the largest promoter and distributor of 2SLGBTQ + content in Canada. Annually, Upside down Presents the 11 Days of the Toronto LGBT Film Festival (that of Toronto third largest festival after TIFF and Hot Docs), a 4-day festival in Ottawa, a series of year-round screenings and events at TIFF Bell Lightbox, and innovative professional development initiatives, including the world’s only 2SLGBTQ + feature film funding forum.

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For more information: Lauren Howes, [email protected]

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