This festival is designed to showcase the best of LGBTQ+ stories from around the world today! We accept screenplays (short, TV Pilot, feature) and short & feature films.

Film Festivals:

Festivals occur every single month. We accept an assortment of shorts & feature films from around the world today monthly. We are proud to announce that we will be using the audience feedback format where all accepted films receive a video of people talking about their film at the festival. Excellent video to use for promotional purposes too. NOTE: To enhance the feedback video for the filmmakers, all festivals are held for a private selected audience only.

Screenplay Festivals:

We are proud to showcase 2-5 winning LGBTQ+ screenplays at our festival every single month!! Go to the site and watch the winning readings each month.

All entries receive full feedback from the industry. Accepted screenplays get their screenplays performed by professional actors.

One of North America’s leading gay destinations, Toronto has been holding Pride observances since the ’70s. The Pride parade draws more than 1.2 million spectators and participants annually, making it one of the top such draws in the world. The cinema is located in the Church & Wellesley area, where all of the Pride Events take place.

LGBTQ+ festivals occur 12 times a year. Go to the website for information on the next events.

All submissions receive feedback on their film no matter what.

For examples of what you’ll receive, watch the best of videos from the festival in the last two years:

LBGT Winning Screenplays:

LGBT Short Film Videos:

All submissions must be LGBT oriented.

Overall Rating
  • Sabina Wallis

    LGBTQ+ Toronto Film Festival provided our short film, 'Ave Marie' online and in-person screenings with feedback, opportunities for further promotion and clear communication.

    April 2024
  • Danielle Bero

    Thank you for the opportunity to showcase Fruit Loops. The audience feedback was so valuable.

    February 2024
  • John-Carlos Estrada

    Thank you to the LGBTQ+ Toronto Film Festival for the amazing feedback on our first film. We appreciate all the work your team did to get our movie in front of real people. We appreciate the exposure! We're so excited to take home 'Best Documentary!' Thank you!

    February 2024
  • Thank you to the LGBTQ+ Toronto Film Festival for giving our short film the opportunity to begin an amazing route. Thank you for great communication and all the opportunities that come with being able to showcase.

    January 2024
  • Christie Pawluch

    This festival offers so much!! An incredible festival to be part of!!! The audience review that they provide is phenomenal. Thank you so much!

    January 2024