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.
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 ARE LOOKING FOR:
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, ace, pansexual queer, trans, non-binary, intersex, genderqueer and two-spirit people.
YEAR OF COMPLETION:
Films should have been completed within the past 3 years (so, after November 2018).
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.
WHAT TO SEND:
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. Works in progress are accepted but please make this clear in the title. Trailers will not be accepted as submissions. Online screeners only, no DVDs or hard drives please.
We are happy to provide fee waivers before the regular deadline on 15 June if you need one in order to be able to submit your film. Please just contact us on email@example.com letting us know specifically about the film, your circumstances and why you need an exemption.
*** We will ONLY provide fee waivers to films submitted AFTER the regular deadline (15 June) in exceptional circumstances.***