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 and basement clubs 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.

Terms & Conditions:

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

We do not have any restrictions on runtime, type or genre of film, but Fringe! is specifically interested in films created by, for, about, or of interest to gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans* or intersex people.

Films should have been completed within the past 3 years.

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

We are most interested in your film itself, and so request that no additional publicity materials be sent during the submission period. All submissions must be made by providing an online screener. No DVDs or hard drives please.

We are happy to provide fee waivers if you need one in order to be able to submit your film. Please just contact us on letting us know about the film and circumstances.

Overall Rating
  • Kai Tillman

    Excellent communication! I really wish I could have attended. It is a very organized event. I hope to go next year.

    January 2018
  • Krissy Mahan

    It was a joy and an honor to be included, and I got treated First Class throughout the process of being selected and screened. They even sent a Thank You note! Loved it.

    December 2017
  • Ana Čigon

    Great team and wonderful festival. Unfortunately I was not able to come to London. I hope next time.

    December 2017
  • Fantastic festival run by some amazing people. Had a great time

    December 2017
  • Love this festival. Great selection of films from indie and quirky up to bigger budget features in a variety of lovely venues. Well organised and welcoming atmosphere.

    November 2017