Held annually in October, Flip the Script is a three-day film festival that celebrates Queer stories from 2SLGBTQIA+ filmmakers all over the globe!
Returning this October 6–8, 2023, we will continue to present a hybrid festival with in-person screenings at Emagine Willow Creek, and virtual access through Eventive!
Flip the Script Fest’s mission is to remove barriers to access Queer film!
We believe quality representation should be accessible for all and that financial means should never keep filmmakers from submitting their films or audience members from participating in our programming. Subsidized free tickets, passes, and submissions fees, for those in need of financial assistance, are built into our budget and supported by donations made through our fiscal sponsorship with Springboard for the Arts.
WHY WE DO IT
Who and what we see on screen affects our community, the entertainment industry, and even legislation. Too often in film, Queer folks are seen in tragic or powerless situations. We’re working to flip that narrative by showcasing empowering stories that inspire individuals to envision themselves and the Queer community without restrictions.
The Michael Alonga Award for Audience Choice film, aka The Daphnes
💌 Feature Film: $1,500
💌 Short Film: $500
ALL SELECTED FILMS WILL RECEIVE A SCREENING FEE!
💖 Short Films: $100
💖 Feature-Length Films: $500
ABSOLUTELY NO PHYSICAL COPIES ARE ACCEPTED FOR SUBMISSION.
SHORT FILMS are classified as having a runtime of 1–45 minutes in length.
FEATURE FILMS are classified as having a runtime of 60–120 minutes in length.
We define “queer films”, in this context, as projects that include characters, storylines, ideas and/or are directed, produced, or written to subvert the norm of representation. In order to qualify, we ask that at least one member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community was involved in the making of your submission.
All submissions must be in a visual format of 1080p or greater quality, 24fps, 25fps, or 30fps, and be 1-120 minutes in length. All films must be submitted digitally, via links on Vimeo or Youtube or an attached digital download in MP4, WMV, AVI, Quicktime, or Apple ProRes format. All films should be in their final form. Any films that have a significant amount of non-English dialogue must include English subtitles. Filmmakers must have the rights to their films, and through submitting thereby grant the Flip the Script Fest the right to screen their film.
All submissions received by July 1, 2023 will be reviewed for Flip the Script Festival’s 2023 programming (October 6-8, 2023). All applicants will be notified of inclusion or otherwise by July 17, 2022. After receiving a contract for inclusion, all chosen applicants will need to return a signed copy of the contract to Flip the Script Festival by July 31, 2023.
Final copies of accepted films must be received by August 14, 2023, with a daily fee of $5 for copies received after. Films received on September 15th, 2023 and after may not be shown due to inadequate time to prepare and test.
The Festival is unable to waive entry fees or provide discounts beyond those indicated. Entry fees are not refundable. You may submit any number of titles; however, a separate entry form, preview copy, and entry fee are required for each title. If the Festival determines a work is entered in the wrong category and needs to reassign it, any discrepancy in entry fees between the categories must be paid by the filmmaker.