Gender Reel, is the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) only film festival dedicated to enhancing the visibility of trans and gender diverse people, images and experiences in film and media.
Gender Reel, accepts submissions from ANYONE who identifies as trans, gender diverse and/or queer. If you do not identify as trans, gender diverse and/or queer considerations are also given on a case-by-case basis provided your film is about a trans/gender diverse person(s) or issue and/or trans/gender diverse people played a key role in the creating the film or media project.
Gender Reel, primarily screens films directed and produced by trans and gender diverse filmmakers about trans and gender diverse people. Additionally, Gender Reel is committed to elevating the voices of the most marginalized parts of the trans community, dedicating over 50% of its programming to trans people of color stories, experiences and images.
Submissions for Gender Reel 2019 starts in April 15 and ends June 3.
WE ONLY ACCEPT FILMS ABOUT TRANS AND/OR GENDER DIVERSE TOPICS, PEOPLE, OR COMMUNITIES. IF THIS DOES NOT DEFINE YOUR FILM, THEN PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IT.
Those submitting films should ALSO identify as trans, gender diverse and/or queer. If you do not identify in this manner, you are still welcome to submit so long as the film is about a trans or gender diverse issues and people and/or a trans or gender diverse person played a key role in helping create the film or media project.
TO REITERATE, PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT FILMS THAT ARE NOT ABOUT THE TRANS AND/OR GENDER DIVERSE COMMUNITY. We are a small staff and do not have the time to sort through 100's of films that do not follow our rules and terms. If you have questions about this process and/or are unsure if your film meets our criteria please send an email to Joe @ firstname.lastname@example.org with your question.