Las Vegas Queer Arts Film Festival (LVQA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is focused on creating a platform for LGBTQ+ filmmakers to share their artistic work. This is an inclusive, diversity-driven film festival for LGBTQ+ filmmakers and artists hosted in Las Vegas. Its inaugural run will take place November 2 - November 4, 2018 at Eclipse Theaters in downtown Las Vegas.
LVQA will exhibit a variety of visual media work with each project having had a member of the LGBTQ+ community playing a prominent role in its production, or a message that speaks directly to the community through story and art.
The festival will kick-off with an opening social mixer and Annual Ball on November 2 from 7PM-11PM in Eclipse Theaters’s second-floor bar & lounge. The opening event is meant to foster professional relationships and resource connections between LGBTQ+ filmmakers, artists, and the local film industry. Film screenings will then run on the weekend of November 3 - November 4 for ticketed audiences.
Though the festival primarily seeks to encourage community and share the creative talent in the Las Vegas and surrounding areas, LVQA is open to submissions from all-over. Just as the LGBTQ+ community is diverse in its people, we want to showcase artistic endeavors and projects that contain just as many multitudes. So what's your art?
LVQA is accepting short and feature length projects. Short projects will be determined as any project with a runtime between 3-20 minutes in length. Feature projects will be determined as any project with a runtime between 75-120 minutes in length.
There are three main points of criteria for consideration into the festival, but any submission need only to meet ONE (1) in order to qualify. They are listed below:
1) A member of the LGBTQ+ community must hold a major role in production of the project (Director, Writer, Producer, DP, Editor)
2) A member of the LGBTQ+ community must be the lead talent, or part of the lead ensemble of the project
3) The story, narrative, or theme(s) of the project must come from within the LGBTQ+ community
Nevada residents are allowed an Earlybird or Regular Deadline fee waiver upon request via email. Late Deadline fees apply for all submissions.
Format specifications: DCP REQUIRED PER THE FESTIVAL VENUE. If selected filmmakers cannot provide their own DCP, conversion can be provided with a fee ($6/minute with a $50 minimum). In such case, a .mov/.mp4 file will be accepted.
For further information or clarification, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the LVQA website.