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
  • Andrew Mercado

    As an Aussie who used to live in Toronto, I was thrilled that this LGBTQ+ Film Festival was the first in the world to accept and screen my little movie. That it was then voted Best Film is the icing on the cake - thank you Canada x

    May 2023
  • RK Greene

    Very pleased of the commentary received by the LBGTQW_ Toronto Film Festival. Insightful and respectful. Thanks to all.

    April 2023
  • A great Festival for queer writers looking to showcase their work!

    March 2023
  • Angelique Kalani Axelrode

    Highly recommend applying to LGBTQ+ Toronto film fest! Really supportive and engaged community.

    February 2023
  • 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