Initiated in 1998, the Queer Youth Digital Video Project chooses six to eight youth to make a short video for the Inside Out Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival. Participants are guided through a series of workshops by Inside Out and Charles Street Video that teaches them everything from development to editing to final post-production all in a queer-positive environment. The final videos are premiered at the Inside Out Festival in May.
Niko Blaxxx's video In The Dark won the 2005 Best Female Director Award presented by Women in Film and Television-Toronto. This award is given to an outstanding Canadian female director of a short film or video.