PrideArts continues to be a leader in streaming programming with characters or themes relevant to the many queer communities while being essential viewing for all audiences.

We are interested in new musicals for this fest, especially those that expand the boundaries of what traditional musicals have. We encourage unique voices for both the writing team and the characters in the play.


For the Summer22 Film Fest, we are focusing on several key areas:
Films written and/or directed by women
Comedies - everyone needs a happy ending now and then!
Films with non-binary themes and/or creative teams
Films that explore romance and sex, as long as they portray a healthy and positive sexuality
Films with BIOPOC themes and/or creative teams.

The objectives are to specifically encourage new stories that are essential viewing for ALL audiences.

If you are looking to submit a more traditional queer film - short or features - please do that through our other contest, which you can find here.

The Contest is open to individuals who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in the state/country/province in which they reside on the date of entry who are legal residents of, and physically residing in, one of the fifty (50) United States (excluding Puerto Rico, United States territories, possessions, and protectorates, and foreign based United States military installations) or one of the following countries:

Albania Hungary
Andorra Iceland
Argentina Ireland
Armenia Israel
Austria Italy
Australia Jamaica
Azerbaijan Japan
Bahamas South Korea
Belarus Latvia
Belgium Liechtenstein
Bolivia Lithuania
Bosnia/Herzegovina Luxembourg
Brazil Malta
Bulgaria Mexico
Canada Monaco
Chile Montenegro
Colombia Netherlands
Costa Rica New Zealand
Cyprus Norway
Czech Republic Poland
Denmark Portugal
Egypt Romania
Estonia Russia
Ecuador Slovakia
Finland Slovenia
France South Africa
Germany Spain
Georgia Sweden
Greece Switzerland
Hong Kong United Kingdom

Sponsor, employees of Sponsor, prize donors and all of their respective partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, trustees, franchisees, licensees, distributors, advertising, promotion and public relations agencies and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, representatives and agencies (collectively, the "Sponsor Entities") are not eligible to participate in the Contest and/or win the Prize (as defined below). Additionally, relatives of such employees and persons living in the same household as such employees (whether related or not) are not eligible to win. For the purposes of this Contest, “relatives” is defined as spouse, domestic partner, parent, in-laws, grandparent, brother, sister, children and grandchildren.

All materials entered into the Contest must be original.