Leeds Queer Film Festival will next take place in March 2025. We screen LGBTQ+ themed short and feature length films in all genres. We are currently the only queer DIY film festival in the UK and have been running since 2005.

Festival Aims
We create spaces to showcase queer cinema with a focus on independent and DIY films. We screen films that elevate and prioritise the voices and work of those most marginalised within our LGBTQ+ communities.
LQFF is run by unpaid volunteers and we are not for profit; money raised from our festival goes towards future events and supporting queer filmmakers. We aim to make our events as friendly, affordable, accessible and inclusive as we can. By bringing people together and building links, we hope to strengthen our communities.

Audience Award cash prize

We only screen films with subtitles and/or captions (even those originally in English). Please ensure you submit a captioned version of your film or can create one if your film is selected.

Please only complete this form if you have the authority or permission to submit this film, and if you have the intention to have your film screened at our festival if it is selected.

Overall Rating
  • Julieta Tetelbaum

    I had the pleasure of screening "Joy" at Leeds Queer Film Festival. I am grateful for the chance to showcase my work among such talented filmmakers.

    April 2024
  • Chance Calloway

    It was an exciting experience being selected to screen at the Leeds Queer Film Festival. Though I was ultimately unable to attend after getting jury duty, I still felt like I was part of the experience. Very happy to be a part of the festivities.

    April 2024
  • I wish I could've been there! The festival looked wonderful and thank you for having Nature's Bounty :-)

    July 2023
  • Beautiful film festival! Thank you for screening our clients Art & Pep (dir. Mercedes Kane) and Empress Clawscream (dir. Stephen T Lally)

    May 2023
  • Incredibly kind, warm and welcoming staff and environment. It was an honour to present my short at this festival, and I'd love to come back in the future!

    April 2023