The East London LGBTQ+ Film Festival is a new film festival created by Kaleidoscope to show sensational independent and studio cinema made for and by members of the LGBTQIA+ Community. This festival hopes to inspire our youth community and raise important funds for the charitable organisation.

Kaleidoscope is a free social club for LGBTQ+ youth based in Romford.

You will be able to compete for one of five awards:

Best Feature Film

Best Short Film

Best Documentary

Best Performance

Best Music Video


The festival operates a no waiver policy. We generate no revenue from the festival, other than what is earned from submission fees. Ticket sales go towards the cinema for accommodating the festival.

Incomplete films can be submitted for considered however any content submitted must be complete by 20th September

Any film not presented in English must come with English subtitles

There are no exclusions for films that have ben featured in other films festivals and films can also be available on other streaming services.

Filmmakers attending do so at their own cost, we will provide you with festival passes, however we do not have funds to help with transport.

Any film that has been submitted cannot withdraw under any circumstances once it has been selected.