To celebrate the end of 2022. the last Pride Film Fest seeks queer films that celebrate the holidays and the traditions that we treasure, or that drive us crazy! Please submit films of all lengths that queer individuals and families, allies and friends, need to see as the year comes to a close.
Pride Film Fest celebrates the best LGBTQ+ film! We expanded our program to be a year-round film fest, with quarterly short film festivals and feature-length films and documentaries throughout the year. If your queer movie is outside of that parameter, send us an email and firstname.lastname@example.org, and perhaps we can find a way to help with it!
We are excited that the 24 films selected for the Pride Film Fest - which will stream October 26 to December 11 - feature gender balanced roster of directors.
For the Winter Film Fest, we are focusing on several key areas:
Films with holiday themes.
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.
Of course, films that do not fall into the areas of interest above will still be accepted. If you don't have a holiday film, perhaps save it for the next cycle for admissions, which will begin on November 1.
We are always looking for new stories that reflect on the many complexities of the queer communities.
The fest is virtual and will be seen in weekly programs.
Our event is virtual, and those selected to be showcased are available for seven consecutive days through our website, which Elevent hosts. There is generally no geo-fencing. If that is necessary for your film, please email us at email@example.com when you apply.
All works must have characters or themes reflecting the queer communities.
All films entered are subject to an entry fee.
All submitted films without previous screenings in Chicago are eligible for consideration for the PrideArts Film Festival. Short films should not exceed 30 minutes, features or longer documentaries should not exceed 90 minutes.
Applicants submitting films containing significant non-English spoken dialogue must provide on-screen English subtitles.
Submitter bears the sole responsibility to clear all content of work submitted from any potential legal claims, including, without limitation, claims based on libel, defamation, copyright, or trademark infringement. PrideArts disclaims liability for any such actual or potential legal claims. The submitter indemnifies Pride Film Fest from any fees and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that each of them may incur in connection with such claims.
By submitting a film, you grant Pride Film Fest permission to use film stills, trailers, descriptions, biographies, and other submitted materials for festival promotion and publicity.
The screening committee comprises professional filmmakers, PrideArts artists, and filmmakers recently featured in the festival. Judges screen worldwide, including Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America.
Pride Film Fest only accepts submissions via FilmFreeway.com.
Find our more at PrideFilm.org.