The Corvallis Queer Film Festival is now the Portland-based Tag! Queer Shorts Festival! We bring thought-provoking films about queer and trans experiences to new audiences in the Pacific Northwest. The 2020 festival features live screenings in our original venue in Corvallis, Oregon and—new this year—we'll be taking your films to Portland with its thriving queer film community and all new networking opportunities!
CQFF/Tag! Queer Shorts Festival is committed to bringing a broader array of queer voices to the screen. If you are a queer- or trans-identifying director or producer who features intersectional identities and complicates the usual narratives around sex, gender, and intimacy, this is the festival for you! We are especially excited to receive innovative work by queer and trans people of color.
The main festival features queer short subjects selected through competition which may be screened in conjunction with invited films. We also program special film events outside of the regular festival dates in conjunction with community partners.
We wish to thank our many non-queer allies who make films featuring LGBTQ+ subjects, however this 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 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 2018 or later.
Only final versions will be considered for festival screening; rough cuts will not be evaluated.
It is understood that we have the right to screen all films selected for the program through the competitive submission process with no additional legal or financial considerations.
Work that is available for public online viewing (without password protection) 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 arrive at the festival by two weeks before the exhibition date. Final exhibition copies of films accepted for screening should be delivered through an online file sharing link (e.g. Dropbox, Vimeo, Google Drive, etc.) or by prior arrangement on physical media such as a USB drive.
All shipping costs of physical media or other materials must be paid by the submitter. The festival accepts no responsibility for loss or damage of entries during shipment. Exhibition copies will remain in the festival archives and will not be returned or deleted; out of respect for the creative property rights these copies will not be re-screened or made accessible to the public without prior written consent of the original submitter or their legal representative.
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. The festival disavows liability for any such actual or potential legal claims and submitters indemnify the the festival 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 festival permission to screen your work at the festival and to use film stills, descriptions, biographies and other submitted materials for the purpose of festival promotion and publicity.
As a newly-independent organization, this festival thanks its former sponsors at Oregon State University for their years of support of what has been know as the Corvallis Queer Film Festival. We are pleased to be able to continue this project with financial and other support from community partners. Opinions expressed by festival organizers and the creators of content screened in festival programming are their own and do not necessarily reflect the view of contributors and supporters of the festival.