****** UPDATE: Good news! HKLGFF will take place on November 21 - December 5, 2020 in cinemas ******

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 LGBT topics from Hong Kong and across the world.

HKLGFF is celebrating its 31st year in 2020. Last year, we celebrated our big 30th by opening up submissions for short films of all genres. It was quite a success and we have decided to continue with this new tradition!

UPDATE: Due to the current crisis, we have extended the deadlines, 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 LGBT 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 May 2019 will be considered.

Exhibition Formats
Shorts Only– Digital - .MOV, .MPEG4, .MPEG2
Films should be 20 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:
- At the very least, the film should be a Hong Kong Premiere.
- The film should not currently be streaming online.

Overall Rating
  • 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