The Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival is the longest running LGBT film festival in Asia. We are a registered non-profit society seeking to promote equal opportunities and eliminate discrimination against sexual minority groups in Hong Kong through cinematic works of art. We program films with a wide range of LGBTQ+ topics from Hong Kong and across the world.

With the easing of pandemic restrictions in Hong Kong and no more mask mandates, we hope things will be "back to normal" later this year as HKLGFF celebrates 34 years!

To encourage you to send in your short films, we have lowered the entry fees and set-up lower fees for students!

Best Short Film Jury Award
Best Short Film Audience Award

The Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival accept films that are principally made by and/or about LGBTQ+ individuals and communities around the world. Only short films will be considered on FilmFreeway.

**Please note we are not granting any waivers of any kind at the present time **

Film Completion Date:
Films completed from March 2022 onwards will be considered for this year's festival.

Exhibition Formats
Shorts Only– Digital - .MOV, .MPEG4, .MPEG2
Short films are 24 fps
Films should be 30 minutes max

Preview Formats
Password protected Vimeo (720p optimal) preferred, or secured online screener

Entries in languages other than English must be subtitled in English

Submission Materials
Press kit is required if selected, including (electronic version only)
- Still images (300 dpi) with captions and photo credits for all images
- Synopsis
- Director Biography
- Director Statement
- Cast and crew listing

If the film is selected for exhibition, the Festival will use the materials for print and online promotion. Other items (posters, etc.) may be required to maximize exposure for the film.

Other requirements:
- The film has never been shown in Hong Kong in any capacity.
- The film should not currently be streaming online or video-on-demand.
- The film should be a least a Hong Kong Premiere.

Overall Rating
  • Amir Zargara

    Thanks for having us :)

    September 2023
  • I was very excited to attend the festival and visit Hong Kong but sadly it was impossible because of COVID. Still, thanks for having us with our short "Cocoon Love"! Everyone at the festival was very courteous and there was very good communication. Wonderful festival! Thank you! And no one wants to miss it. Highly recommended!

    November 2021
  • Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival is an excellent platform to showcase my film. The committee was also superb with their communication and organisation, making logistics a breeze to handle. I am very proud to take part at HKLGFF 2021.

    October 2021
  • Athina Gendry

    It was a pleasure to have my shortfilm Bonsoir screened at the HKLGFF ! The team was really nice, gentle and communicative. I recommend :)

    October 2021
  • Alberto Ferreras

    The Festival was extremely well organized and communicative. They heavily promoted the screenings, with great online pressence. Unfortunately I was not being able to attend.

    September 2019