The Corvallis Queer Film Festival is an intimate young festival committed to bringing thought-provoking films about queer and trans experiences to Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley.

The CQFF seeks humanizing narrative and nonfiction films directed and/or produced by trans- and queer-identified people that highlight intersectional identities and complicate discourses of sex, gender, and intimacy. Submissions produced from queer and trans person of color perspectives are especially encouraged.

The Corvallis Queer Film Festival features three evenings of queer film screenings offered free to the public.

The festival features queer short subjects which may be screened in conjunction with invited feature-length films.

CQFF thanks our many allies who make films featuring LGBTQ+ subjects, however the CQFF is a festival designed to amplify the creative voices of queer and trans - identifying filmmakers and we request submissions only from individuals who self-identify as queer or trans people.

Submissions will be accepted online only via FilmFreeway. We are only able to review online FilmFreeway screeners; no physical media or other formats can be used for submission at this time.

Films will receive extra points in judging for having a production date of July 2017 or later.

Only final versions will be considered for festival screening; rough cuts will not be evaluated.

Films may not be withdrawn from the festival once they have been accepted.

Work that is available for public online viewing or that is in commercial distribution is not eligible for submission, but may be considered for an invited screening; contact festival organizers for details.

Exhibition copies of films accepted for screening must be arrive at the festival by February 15, 2019. Final exhibition copies of films accepted for screening may be delivered on physical media (DVD, Blu-Ray, USB drive, etc.) or through a file sharing link (e.g. Mega, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.).

All shipping costs of physical media or other materials must be paid by the submitter. The CQFF accepts no responsibility for loss or damage of entries during shipment. Exhibition copies will remain in the CQFF archives and will not be returned.

Submitters bear the sole responsibility to clear all content of work submitted from any and all potential legal claims including, without limitation, claims based on libel, defamation, copyright, or trademark infringement. CQFF disavows liability for any such actual or potential legal claims and submitters indemnify the CQFF from any and all fees and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that each of any of them may incur in connection such claims.

By submitting a film, you grant the CQFF permission to screen your work and to use film stills, descriptions, biographies and other submitted materials for the purpose of festival promotion and publicity.

This festival is a project based in the School of Language, Culture, and Society at Oregon State University. Opinions expressed by festival organizers and participants are their own and do not necessarily reflect the view of Oregon State University.

Overall Rating
  • Krissy Mahan

    I'm so happy I was part of this festival. The communication was great and I wish I could have year!

    March 2019
  • Sebastian Braccia

    Really awesome experience and wonderful opportunity to meet other filmmakers. I came all the way from Philadelphia and it was a really fun time! Excited to submit more work and see everyone again!

    March 2019
  • I was not able to attend the festival, but it seemed to offer a wide breadth of films in terms of plot diversity and country of origin. I am very happy to have been selected to have my work viewed!

    March 2019
  • Gary Jaffe

    We weren't lucky enough to attend (NYC and Oregon are a bit far) but Juan Antonio was always in touch with us and it seems like the screening went great! Thanks for having SUNSET in Corvallis.

    March 2018
  • A very cool festival worthy of getting your attention. Very grateful indeed.

    March 2018