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 festival delays for the past 2 years due to the pandemic, we hope things will improve later this year as HKLGFF celebrates 33 years! We are planning to hold the film festival in the cinemas this September, so let's hope all goes well.
Festival Dates: September 17th - October 1st
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 film narratives of all genres will be considered.
**Please note that Waivers of any kind are not being granted **
Film Completion Date
Only films completed after April 2021 will be considered.
Shorts Only– Digital - .MOV, .MPEG4, .MPEG2
Short films are 24 fps
Films should be 30 minutes max
Password protected Vimeo (720p optimal) preferred, or secured online screener
Entries in languages other than English must be subtitled in English
Press kit is required if selected, including (electronic version only)
- Still images (300 dpi) with captions and photo credits for all images
- 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.
- 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.