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 (so, after November 2016).

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 and must have English subtitles if not in English language. No DVDs or hard drives please.

We are happy to provide fee waivers before the regular deadline on 16 June if you need one in order to be able to submit your film. Please just contact us on letting us know specifically about the film and your circumstances.
*** We will ONLY provide fee waivers to films submitted AFTER the regular deadline (16 June) in exceptional circumstances.***

Overall Rating
  • simon schultz

    Fringe! is made by a wonderful flock of film people. With full energy they fill these days with a tasty mix of films and the best audience. I felt heartwarmingly welcome and got to meet incredible people. This is where I feel at home with my movies. Thank you, Fringe!

    December 2018
  • Kevin McCarthy

    Fringe! was a wonderful experience. The programming was outstanding and the atmosphere was warm and inclusive.

    November 2018
  • Fringe! was an amazing experience. The organizers are great beings that have load of passion and enthusiasm on what they do and they were always available to help (thanks Jorge for been such a lovely host and translator for my guests!) The quality of the movies was great and the venues were spectacular and very close by so that the transport from Rio Cinema to Hackney Haus was easy. I hope this Festival can have more funds to grow even more in their already great quality.

    November 2018
  • Mark Pariselli

    The programming at Fringe! is always bold and exciting, confronting important issues and showcasing provocative artists. I am honoured that my short film was selected to screen. Communication was smooth and efficient. I wish I could have attended the festival.

    November 2018
  • 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