Fringe! is a LGBTIQA+ film and arts festival rooted in London's queer creative scene and welcoming everyone. We're not-for-profit and run by a team of passionate volunteers. From feature films to experimental art, workshops to interactive walks and wild parties, Fringe! hosts a multitude of diverse events to tickle every one of the senses. With a signature blend of eye opening movies, DIY and experimental work, the thoughtful, the provocative and the strange, the festival packs out cinemas, art galleries, pop-up venues, basement clubs and virtual spaces across East London.

Fringe! was launched in 2011, by a group of queer creatives as a community response to arts budget cuts. Our mission is to offer a dynamic, representative and unmistakably fresh alternative to other film and arts festivals.

Fringe! is a non-competitive festival.

Terms & Conditions:

Fringe! is a not-for-profit public festival run entirely by volunteers. We do not pay screening fees and try to make as many screenings as possible free for the community.

Fringe! is specifically interested in films created by AND about gay, lesbian, bisexual, ace, pansexual queer, trans, non-binary, intersex, genderqueer and two-spirit people.
We do not have any restrictions on runtime, type or genre of film, but we do NOT currently have a VR category.

Films must have been completed within the past 3 years before the festival screening (so, your film must have been completed on or after September 2019).

We do NOT have any premiere status requirements, and it's fine if your film is online as long as screening rights are still available. However, priority may be given to works which have not recently reached large scale audiences in London.

Online screeners only - no DVDs, hard drives, or other physical formats please.
We are only interested in your film itself for submission, and request that no additional publicity materials be sent during the submission period.
All submissions must be made by providing an online screener and must have English subtitles if not in English language.
Works-in-progress are accepted, but please make this clear in the title.
Trailers will not be accepted as submissions.

We are happy to provide fee waivers before the regular deadline if you need one in order to be able to submit your film.
Please contact us on with "fee waiver" in the subject line letting us know:
- the title of your film
- a brief synopsis
- a little bit about your circumstances and why you need an fee waiver

Overall Rating
  • A stunning festival with an amazing selection of films. The organisers of Fringe! are beautiful humans who made this festival so friendly and professional. This was my first film with Fringe! and I will be prioritising their next festival. A safe, warm and delicious festival. Perfect.

    February 2022
  • Louise Ashcroft

    Excellent, original films; playful and political events programme celebrating Queer culture

    December 2021
  • Great festival, we need more of those ! Run by people who love art and want to celebrate queerness.

    November 2021
  • arun fulara

    It was amazing for the team to be there and enjoy the reception of our film. Thanks so much for the opportunity. :-)

    November 2021
  • Kat Macmillan

    Absolutely loved the events I went to, fabulous selection of films and a great environment to be in. I enjoyed myself so much

    November 2021