Reelout celebrates 25 years of queer film

By Visit Kingston

Kingston film festival runs Feb. 1–10

Reelout 2024 poster

Reelout, Kingston’s queer film festival, returns February 1 for its 25th season. This year’s ten-day festival showcases more than 85 films from across Canada and around the world.

The festival kicks off with a gala shindig on February 1 at the Broom Factory, hosted by Kingston drag king Dare De LaFemme. Film screenings run every day from February 2 to 10 at The Screening Room. There are 28 unique film programs over the ten days, with a variety of feature-length and short films, dramas and documentaries. The opening night film, PeaFowl, comes from South Korea, and is paired with a Canadian animated short, Embrace the Moon.


Although most of the films screened at Reelout are recent productions, there are a few retrospective films of note this year. Dreamers of the Day is a 1990 romance by Patrica Rivera Spencer that was filmed mostly in Kingston. Skin Deep is a 1995 psychological drama by Midi Onodera. Both of these filmmakers will be in attendance at the screenings of their films.

Dreamers of the Day

Individual tickets and festival passes for Reelout are now on sale.

Reelout is now the second largest film festival in Ontario and Kingston’s longest running film festival (by a year – the Kingston Canadian Film Festival celebrates its 24th anniversary in 2024.)