Leeds Queer Film Festival will take place over four days in March 2023. We screen short and feature length films in all genres. We are currently the only queer DIY 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

All films will screen with subtitles for accessibility (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
  • John Currie

    Great communications throughout, well done

    May 2020
  • Festival Formula Ltd

    Thank you so much for screening my film Sununú: The Revolution Of Love. A brilliant film festival, so well organised, and with excellent audience attendance.

    May 2019
  • Jan-Peter Horstmann

    Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend the screening of my film but the folks at LQFF have just been amazing and so welcoming. I'm honoured that my film was part of this very important community-organised festival. Thank you also so much for awarding us an Audience Choice Award. Looking forward to joining you in the future! <3

    April 2018
  • Lawrie Zidyana

    One of the best festival experiences I have had. On top of the screenings there were workshops & talks.
    Before the event communication was prompt and informative.
    The audience was engaged in my film, clearly cared for the LGBT issues and had some good questions during Q&A.
    I was only meant to be there for a day and when I decided to stay and the organisers sorted accommodation at that last minute which was remarkable.
    I will be back to attend with or without a film

    April 2018
  • Werther Germondari

    They were all very kind by mail, and the catalogue presents an excellent program. A real pity we can't attend the festival because of no low-cost flights from Rome.

    April 2018