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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL-0CVDAfvxipAs5K-4inkEO_qClH6eVkw&v=k3tLNO_8ilI

LGBT Short Film Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL-0CVDAfvxirbP5076b37hmkhp-oa0kzZ&v=cIaDt3vIlY0

All submissions must be LGBT oriented.

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  • Happy and honoured for my screenplay ALL THE COOL KIDS to WIN BEST SCENE .The reading and performance by your talented actors and editors, in creating the video, was beyond awesome and such a great surprise to have won it! Feedback from your reading/ judging panel was also so helpful and such a compliment to my work. Thank you again for honouring my screenplay and for supporting new voices and stories. Also, a big congratulations to all my fellow contenders !

    January 2023
  • Arlie Sommer

    The feedback this festival provided for my film Idaho Babe was so lovely and fun to hear—it was clear that you get it! Thank you for your insight, camaraderie, and support.

    January 2023
  • David Anderson

    Thank you so much for awarding The Chaotic Melody of Tina for Best Experimental Film! This is Aaron and my first award from an LGBT festival ever, so this one is more special to us compared to our previous recognitions. We already submitted our follow-up.

    December 2022
  • Michael Dufek

    This is the first festival that I have been a part of, and the team behind it have done an incredible job. The communication, feedback and overall professionalism has been amazing. Everyone should submit to this festival!!

    November 2022
  • I love this festival! Love getting the reviews on their youtube channel and the sweet people that are hosting this group. Definitely a great value to be included in their reviews :)

    November 2022