Queerbee is an LGBTIQ community enterprise set up by filmmakers to curate queer short films and show them to new audiences in a fun and informative way.

We are interested in any short films, made at any time on any LGBTIQ theme. You must own the rights to your film including the music and any images and likenesses.

By submitting your film you agree to our being able to show it in unlimited screenings and online in a private subscription site. This is a non-exclusive arrangement and you are free to continue to share your film in any way you choose.

Every film selected is provided with laurels and the filmmakers connected to the QueerBee network for a share in the profits, if any, of the enterprise.

QueerBee is a Community Interest Company and Social Enterprise and all profits go to queer filmmakers, 25% if a film screens to a live audience, 25% if a film is available on our online screening platform. The remaining amount of profit 25% goes to awards and grants and 25% reinvested in the organisation.

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Your film has to have a queer character and/or queer story line. In this context queer means Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer.

You may send more than one film but a separate application must be made for each film.

Maximum length 20 minutes.

There no limits on when your film was created.

Your film has to be in English or have English subtitles.

Submission of your film to Queerbee constitutes agreement to all rules and regulations here, and that your film will be considered but not guaranteed for any award given.

Submission certifies that all film and music rights and clearances have been obtained in accordance with UK Copyright laws.

By submitting you agree not to withdraw your film from Queerbee after it has been selected.

Successful films will be screened at live events or online subscription site or both.

We will happily accept films that have been screened elsewhere and online.

Overall Rating
  • Deborah Espect

    A fantastic festival with a brilliant and diverse selection of films, but which doesn't compromise on the quality of its content. Jac and Angie are both lovely and it was a great pleasure to be part of Queerbee. Thank you!

    July 2019
  • Linda Mason

    Really lovely to be able to have my film shown as part of the Faith programme. Festival curators were lovely. Also had a radio interview and Q&A at screening. Very supportive and friendly.

    February 2018
  • Krissy Mahan

    I am thrilled and honored to have been chosen for this expertly curated festival. The screenings are popular, and because the festival is mobile, they have widened the possibilities of reaching new audiences --especially audiences that may never have attended a film festival. My films are cultural work, and Queerbee LGBT Film Festival is the kind of festival that supports and encourages the new ways of seeing and thinking.

    January 2018
  • That was fantastic experience. Thank you for your selection.

    December 2017