The Independent LGBTQ+ Film Festival is a celebration of achievements in filmmaking by filmmakers in the LGBTQ+ community. Whether you’re a director, writer, actor, producer, cinematographer, etc. Our festival is a value-focused film festival filled with curated experiences, filmmaking resources, education, connection, market opportunities and of course: Incredible films in competition!

The Independent LGBTQ+ Film Festival is going into its third year and is officially open for submissions.

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Jury Award Prizes spanning the following categories:

-Best Narrative Feature
-Best Documentary Feature
-Best Narrative Short
-Best Documentary Short
-Best Experimental
-Best Short Screenplay
-Best Feature Screenplay

Plus, all winners will be invited to submit their work to our partnered film distribution company based out of New York City, to take your work to the next level!

All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.

-Each accepted film must be submitted in the .mp4 or .mov format, preferably.

-By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.

-There is no minimum running time.

-Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1, 2018.

-All genres are welcome (narrative, animated, experimental, documentary or music video).

-Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, online screener and paid Entry Fee.