QueerBee is an LGBTIQ community enterprise set up by filmmakers to curate programmes of queer short films and show them at live events and online.

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.

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 which is a non-profit organisation. However, if any surplus is made, 75% of this will be shared amongst the contributing filmmakers with 25% reinvested in QueerBee.

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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.

Films will remain in our catalogue for up to five years.

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

This is a non-exclusive arrangement and you are free to continue to share your film in any way you choose.

Overall Rating
  • Excellent communication; very clearly stated requirements. Very happy to be apart of Queerbee this year!!!

    May 2021
  • Philip Hooper

    Excellent festival. Wide choice of films. Great value.

    April 2021
  • Amin Maher

    One of the greatest events to introduce inspiring and amazing queer films.

    April 2021
  • Queerbee has been a great find and a great team to work with; I'm very excited to have 2 films selected for their fest. They have an amazing range of films online and are a great resource for queer cinema.

    April 2021
  • Vanessa Leigh

    Wonderful experience with this festival. Their communication was great and the virtual event was top-notch. Thank you for giving our films such an amazing platform!

    April 2021