Welcome to the 2024 OUR PRIDE Shorts & Arts Fest, the global LGBTQIA+ content creators festival featuring short films, video, art and music.

2024 Theme: "Born Free & Equal: Human Rights are UNIVERSAL"
* 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

* NEW for 2024: videoPoetry

Our 2023 program featured 60 youth-produced short films, co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood, California.

We welcome our partnership with InterPride member organizations around the world, including East Africa Visual Artists, the creators of "Human Rights are Universal" in Kampala, Uganda, a country embracing the world's harshest anti-LGBTQ laws enacted in May 2023.

2024 THEME: "Born Free & Equal" with entries highlighting the Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the face of personal and collective struggles in the global LGBTQIA+ community, featuring such topics as Social Justice, Human Rights, Current Issues, Mental Health, Personal Stories, Local Pride, LGBTQIA+ Community & History, and more.

Social Justice issues highlight: Amnesty / Immigration, Disability Justice, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Gender Justice, Health Justice, Racial Justice, and Reproductive Justice.

DETAILS: http://OurPride.org

Categories: Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Animation Short, News Story, PSA, Music Video, Social Video Series (3 or more videos). We encourage you to highlight compassion, resilience or solidarity in the LGBTQIA+ community, highlighting such topics as Social Justice, Human Rights, Current Issues, Mental Health, Personal Stories, Local Pride, Community, and History.

LANGUAGE:
Submissions must be in English or contain English subtitles.
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* There is no limit to the number of submissions per submitter, provided they are separate submissions.

* All submissions must be uploaded by the regular deadline.

HOW THIS FESTIVAL WORKS:
We are an online video festival event. If accepted, you will upload your video to your personal online video account (YouTube, Vimeo, etc) and provide us with a link to the video.

In the event that your video is accepted to this festival, you will receive an email that explains how to submit your final for public viewing.

You will then need to upload your video before the festival start date.

The video must not (i) infringe any rights of publicity or privacy, moral rights or IP rights, including any music-related rights, (ii) be defamatory or indecent, and (iii) violate any applicable laws. You must have obtained and been able to prove that you have all the necessary rights to the music in your video.

Winners receive prizes, awards and certificates.

Outfest UCLA Legacy Project:
Selected entries will be archived and entered into the permanent Outfest UCLA Legacy Project Collection.

WeVideo:
Selected winning entries receive one-year licenses from WeVideo, the online video editor that makes it easy to capture, create, view and share your movies at up to 4K resolution for stunning playback anywhere. Winners under 18 years of age receive a single user license if they are working with a parent mentor. Those working with a teacher mentor receive WeVideo for Schools with up to 30 licenses.

Special Awards include:
* MoJo Advocacy Award
* Troy Perry Award: Pride Parades, Marches, Community & History

Participants may work in teams or solo to create video entries running 1 to 15 minutes in a variety of categories, such as Short Documentary, Narrative, Animated Short, Social Video Series, News Story, Music Video, News Story, and PSA, and incorporate original music, poetry and other creative content.

Youth 18 years and under work with mentors / adult coaches (teachers/parents)

* All rights must be cleared.
* Entries must include the following information:
- Contact information (name, address, email and telephone number)
- Short video synopsis (50 words max)
- Short director’s bio (50 words max)
- Date of completion
- Exact running time
* Videos entered in previous years are not eligible
* All entries must be submitted through FilmFreeway
* Submissions must be in English or contain English subtitles.
* This is a juried festival
* Accepted films will be screened June 2024

FORMATS​
Entries can only be submitted with a secure link of an online copy through vimeo or other host. Hard copies not accepted.

By submitting your work to OUR PRIDE Video Fest, you grant to OUR PRIDE a non-exclusive license to use an excerpt of your submission of up to two minutes in length, for promotional purposes only.

Still photos from your work are requested with your submission and are required for all videos selected for the festival. Good stills make a difference in video placement and press coverage, particularly for short films. Even the shortest short can get press coverage or festival prominence with a captivating still. Stills must be in TIFF or JPEG format and 300dpi (dots per inch).

You are also encouraged to enclose a synopsis, production credits, press information, and other collateral regarding your film.

CERTIFICATION
I have read and agree to the festival submission and participation requirements and certify that I am authorized to submit to OUR PRIDE.

Overall Rating
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Networking
  • Jackson Brink

    This festival has opened so many doors for me as a creative artist. They show their appreciation for the minds of aspiring filmmakers everywhere and find a chance to highlight their work. Truly amazing people involved who a very special people. Amazing Amazing Amazing! Thank you so much! :)

    October 2023
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    Response from festival:

    You're the amazing one! Jackson Brink is a shining star with an even brighter future as a filmmaker!

  • Andrés Orellana

    Amazing fest for new filmmakers! Josh was super communicative and kind.

    August 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Andres. Your film is beautiful and we're thrilled to have you receive the award this year. You have a bright future as a filmmaker!

  • iranmehr salimi

    What an amazing festival, it was our honor to be a part of your wonderful festival. Thank you and all the team members.

    August 2023
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    Response from festival:

    We are thrilled to include your submission from Iran.
    Congratulations on "Unnamed" being selected as Best Documentary Short / Young Adult Category.

  • Ilysa Spencer

    Thank you so much for recognizing our visionary storytelling and including us in your kindred festival, hopefully next year I can attend! Dr. ilysa- www.themesafoundation.org

    July 2023
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    Response from festival:

    We were very pleased to include your production "Love Don't Bully" which is very powerful and needs to be viewed widely!

  • Claudio D´Attis

    I really appreciated such amazing clip... To introduce my film!!!!

    July 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you! We were please to present "Holy Strawberry" produced in Germany by your international team of students from Europe and Namibia.