GLITTER ! Oklahoma's LGBTQ Film Festival is proud to launch in conjunction with Fat Mary's Lounge & Cabaret in McAlester, OK. The festival directors with GLITTER are looking to provide a diverse outlet for art in Southeastern Oklahoma. GLITTER will showcase LGBTQ content films , LGBTQ filmmakers and artists. We have added one category called 120 Seconds "Change The World" Project, It will be open to all filmmakers.

Fat Mary's Lounge & Cabaret will host the main event and nightly entertainment. All Screenings will be for age 21 & Over.

GLITTER! was recently featured on NBC News. (link to article listed below)

Entertainment will be built around the event that will all be geared toward diversity, including performances by some of the best female impersonators in the state. A portion of the proceeds from the festival will be donated to a different charity each year, that all deal with social issues affecting the LGBT community (The Trevor Project, HRC, etc)

We look forward to building a diversity weekend that can celebrate LGBTQ and film. All of the submissions will be jury selected by industry professionals such as actors, filmmakers & screenwriters.

GLITTER - will include film, screenwriting and photography contests. It will also include comprehensive workshops on Filmmaking 101 and Screenwriting.

GLITTER Submissions are judged by a panel of 25 individuals ranging from industry professionals, first time filmmakers, and movie buffs ! Each submission is based on a 10 point grading system with the collective points determining selections, nominations and awards.

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Awards to include:

Best Short Film
Best Microshort Film
Best Feature Film
Best Documentary
Best Director Short
Best Director Microshort
Best Director Feature

Cedric Thomas Smith Visionary Award

Best Director "First Time Filmmaker"

“audience choice award”

Best Screenwriting Short
Best Screenwriting Full Feature

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First and foremost, submitting your film to GLITTER, in no way implies any ownership rights by GLITTER to the submitted film. You own your project. If you are approached by anyone to option your film as a result of being listed on our website or being screened at GLITTER , we do not take a cut of the deal. It is your film and all rights remain yours. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Our door is always open to our filmmakers.
To be eligible to screen, your film does not have to be a World Premiere or a USA Premiere. Films can be original or adapted works. However, ALL non-original portions of your film MUST be cleared and You must have permission to use someone elses work. If you submit a film with copyrighted or trademarked materials included and you do not have written permission to use them, you will not be eligible to screen at EFF. Also, you should copyright your film with the proper agency (in the USA, its the Library of Congress). It is not required for screening at GLITTER, but it is smart on your part to protect your work.
All production formats are eligible. Your film needs to be in English, or subtitled or dubbed in English. Whether or not your film has already been distributed or not, has no bearing on our selection process. Film selections and award nominees will be posted on the GLITTER website, and email confirmation, approximately 6 weeks before the festival or sooner.
and YOU are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for GLITTER being able to screen your film. **We Do Not Charge Admission Fees To Attend Screenings, And We Do Not Pay Screening Fees To Filmmakers. All Films Submitted and selected for screenings will be shown unless the filmmaker opts out of screenings, If you opt out of screenings you will still be eligible to be graded and judged for awards. We do not provide any transportation, airfare, hotels etc for filmmakers to attend. We encourage filmmakers to attend and network with other artist but its at the sole financial responsibility of the filmmakers to do so.
Submit your film under whatever category you feel is appropriate to best highlight your film. For your convenience, GLITTER does not change your film submission category. GLITTER leaves your film submission in the category you have chosen (example: if you submit your film as a short film, rest assured that it will be considered as a short film). Also, if you submit online, please print out your submission confirmation and include it in your submission mailing.
It is fine with us if you send in a DVD that is hand written. We do not select our films based on the packaging. GLITTER does accept films that are Works-In-Progress. Only one movie per DVD and only one film per application. If entering more than one movie, you must submit each separately. Each project is judged solely on its merits.
Please clearly label ALL submitted materials with AT LEAST the title of the work. GLITTER does not return submitted materials, so please do not send us your master copies. Also, GLITTER cannot grant waivers for fees or deadlines. Please do not ask
ALL of your submission entry items (entry fee, copy of your Film, application form) must be POSTMARKED by the deadline date that you are trying to submit by, in order to qualify for that deadline date. EFF does not screen anything that we feel promotes hardcore pornography, real-life cruelty to humans or animals, or hate.
You hereby grant GLITTER the right to utilize any excerpt from your submitted film for promotional purposes. The individual or company submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. By submitting your film to this competition you agree that, if your film is selected by GLITTER, You grant to GLITTER a NON-exclusive license to use, display, exploit and exhibit Your name, trade names, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, still images, moving images, audio sounds, your submitted film, material, information, and/or any other things received by GLITTER, whether by physical or electronic delivery (including material and/or material(s) here, and above and below herein), publicly, at GLITTER sole discretion to promote, market and advertise the festival. GLITTER may also use excerpts from trailers of submitted films for promotion, to promote, market and advertise the festival. You also authorize GLITTER to place your images and synopsis on our website, and films are reviewed by GLITTER with the intention of selecting screeners for the festival and the work will not be divulged to any persons not affiliated with GLITTER unless first permitted in writing by a legally authorized representative of the work.
The individual or company submitting the film shall indemnify and hold harmless the Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening items entered. The individual or company submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations
Non-performance of any party shall be excused to the extent that performance is rendered impossible by strike, fire, flood, earthquakes, war, governmental acts or orders or restrictions, acts of God, physically defective product/equipment, or any other reason where failure to perform is beyond reasonable control of, and not caused by the negligence of, the non-performing party.
Neither party shall owe any liability to the other party arising under this agreement for any indirect, special, punitive or consequential damages, including, without limitation, loss of profit or business opportunities, except as expressly set forth herein. Neither party makes (and each party hereby specifically disclaims) any, representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the services contemplated by this agreement, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, implied warranties arising from a course of dealing or course of performance or any warranties relating to title or non-infringement of intellectual property. Neither party makes any representation, warranty or assurance concerning any minimum or maximum number of viewers or screenings or celebrities or special guests or events.
Except for payments due collected by GLITTER as stated herein or on GLITTER website(s), GLITTER liability for any damages caused to You as a result of performance or non-performance or damage under, or not under, this agreement shall be limited in all circumstances to an amount no greater than one U.S. dollar ($1.00).
GLITTER attempts to remain servicing 24/7. However, acts of God do happen. In any situation, if anything negative or unwanted happens involving EFF, EFF will not be expected by You to be liable or responsible for the damage in anyway whatsoever, regardless of how severe the damage. Further, GLITTER will not be expected by You to be liable or responsible in anyway whatsoever should GLITTER or the GLITTER website not be accessible. Furthermore, GLITTER will not be expected by You to be liable or responsible in anyway whatsoever for any items that are stolen while either in, or not in, the possession of GLITTER , in perpetuity.
By entering GLITTER , all entrants agree to the complete contents of the GLITTER rules and policies. All entrants release and agree to hold GLITTER and/or all other GLITTER related entities harmless from and against any and all injuries, rights, damages, losses, claims and actions of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from GLITTER or participation in GLITTER and any GLITTER related activity, in perpetuity. All entrants release and waive any claims with regard to GLITTER and agree to hold harmless GLITTER and/or all GLITTER related entities from and against any and all claims of any kind that are or could be asserted with respect to any festival related matter whatsoever, in perpetuity. All entrants further agree to indemnify, defend against and agree to hold harmless GLITTER and/or all other GLITTER related entities from any and all liabilities, damage, costs and/or fees incurred in defending against any third party claim(s) or threat(s) of claim(s) asserted against GLITTER and/or all other GLITTER related entities arising from any entrant(s) participation in or conduct associated with GLITTER, in perpetuity
All GLITTER rules and policies are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Oklahoma, United States of America, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law, in perpetuity. For any dispute not subject to arbitration, entrant agrees to personal jurisdiction by the federal and state courts located in Pennsylvania, United States of America, and waives any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby irrevocably waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, and/or any other damages, including attorney fees, other than participant(s) actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e.- costs associated with participating in the festival competition), and entrant further irrevocably waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased, in perpetuity. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. All taxes on or connected with any prize and the reporting consequences thereof, are the sole and exclusive responsibility of respective winners.
All information by GLITTER, whether publicly posted or not, is subject to change without prior notice. All festival and screening decisions will be made by the GLITTER JURIED COMMITTEE and all GLITTER decisions are final. In Addition, all films submitted to the festival may be used privately for educational workshops that benefit the youth in the area (Films will not be for public use outside of festival screening. All films will remain in possession of the festival for the duration of the workshop then the HD files will be erased.

Overall Rating
  • I was very happy to be included in this fine festival. Well organized, great communication, and something for everyone.

    August 2018
  • I am just notified that my project is selected but what is the next step or status.

    August 2018
  • Unfortunately we were not able to attend in person but we were thrilled to have Life and the Art of Lying screen at this awesome festival!

    August 2018
  • good luck. Have good days!!

    August 2018
  • Robert Cox

    Although I didn't make it to the festival, I greatly appreciated that the 4 scripts I entered were given Official Selection' status.

    August 2018