The Louisiana LGBT Film Festival seeks to hear voices from all members of the LGBT Community and allies. We want to hear YOUR voice, see things through YOUR lens.

Created to honour the memory of transgender filmmaker, musician, and activist Chloe Deloach Davis.

In Memoriam of Tobin C. Clarke and Tracy Mann

ALL films shown or entered must be created by or have subject matter pertaining to the LGBTQIA Community
1. Youth filmmaker Award - created by school age students
2. University Student filmmakers - short film (under 15 minutes) Open to all filmmakers who created their films while pursuing a higher degree.
ALSO: Category for
3. Louisiana University Filmmaker
4. TransVideo Filmmaker - short film (under 15 minutes)
* Would have to be a transgender filmmaker in the major production role: written, produced, directed etc.
5. Best Louisiana produced film: MUST be shot or created by filmmakers from or within Louisiana.
6. Best "Breakout" Feature Film - This would be a feature film, created within the last five years, which does NOT have a distribution deal, and is not available for viewing online. (An opportunity to share this feature with the world) 45 minutes or greater in length.
7. Best Music Video
8. Best written work
9. Short Documentary Film

Must be relating to LGBTQIA community and allies. Human rights films also accepted. Accepting submissions worldwide, we want to hear YOUR voice.

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  • Alex Preston

    We were so pleased to have our film The Last Gift selected for the 2020 Louisiana LGBT+ Film Festival. Thank you for the experience!

    August 2020
  • Richard E Haywood

    Can't wait to submit to next year.

    July 2020
  • Hicran AKAALP

    It is an honor to have our work " harmony" selected. Thanks

    July 2020
  • EDITED: I was honoured to be selected as a winner for this festival. Unfortunately, I feel I do have to be honest that there was a pretty serious misstep on their part, and they posted my film DIRECTLY to Facebook due to a last minute quarantine decision. Though they did email requesting links to vimeo and offering password protection if we wanted (and I replied accordingly) they actually downloaded my film and REUPLOADED the entire thing on Facebook. This is frankly a little horrific because anything uploaded directly to Facebook, they then have permission to use.

    Unfortunately this experience felt extremely unprofessional and really impacted my experience with this festival. On the bright side, I did contact them immediately, and they responded to me relatively quickly, and rectified the problem within 24 hours. There was no explanation or apology, which I found a little disheartening, but they were polite and quick, which definitely helped. It's a shame they didn't post the results and category winners etc onto their website, which I think would have been a lot more professional, but overall, I still appreciate the recognition and effort put forth by this festival. I will consider submitting again in the future. Thanks to the festival team!

    July 2020
  • Phillip Merritt

    Since it’s a quarantine year about all I can say is that the organization’s communication was good and the other films in my category were varied and interesting. I was excited to be selected and I wish the festival good luck in the coming years. Update: After I wrote this they organized an online showcase for the 2020 films that was well promoted on Facebook with individual posts on each filmmaker. I appreciate the extra effort that went into this.

    July 2020