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 2017).

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, your circumstances and why you need an exemption.
*** We will ONLY provide fee waivers to films submitted AFTER the regular deadline (16 June) in exceptional circumstances.***

Overall Rating
  • I had an amazing time at Fringe this year and felt very honoured to have been selected. My animation Alone Together had its fist UK premiere there as part of the Tainted Love screening programme. It was great to see the work of other talented queer artists as well!

    January 2020
  • I've been going to Fringe! for years and love its local grassroots and queer vibe, but am also really impressed by the international films and filmmakers it brings in. Plus the Friday midnight screening is always RAUCOUS. What a lovely and friendly bunch of staff.

    December 2019
  • Toni Karat

    Great Communication and good programming. I hope I can attend in the future!

    December 2019
  • So proud to have been able to screen alongside such thought provoking short films. Thanks Fringe!

    November 2019
  • 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