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 30th Anniversary in 2019. Historically, the film festival has been by invitation-only. However, for the 30th year, we will celebrate by opening up submissions for short film narratives of all genres.

Best Short Film Jury 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, and Student Discounts are not being granted *

Film Completion Date
Only films completed between January 2018 and February 2019 will be considered.

Exhibition Formats
Shorts Only– Digital - .MOV, .MPEG4, .MPEG2

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.