Curated by Bristol Pride, Queer Vision presents a diverse programme of LGBT+ films from around the globe, including independently-made feature, animation and award-winning short films.

Queer Vision Film Festival screenings run during Bristol Pride Festival from 3rd - 16th July 2021.

Our focus is on widening engagement, increasing audience viewing and screening opportunities of and for LGBT+ content films and filmmakers.


Queer Vision Festival is planned to take part during the time of Bristol Pride Festival. Due to the ongoing situation, we are closely following the situation and the government guidelines.

We are still in the planning stage of what could be possible this year, including a hybrid event where the film festival will take place in a venue and online.

The festival format will be confirmed at a later date.

The festival format will be confirmed at a later date.

To be eligible to make our shortlist of films to be screened as part of Queer Vision Film Festival, during the Bristol Pride Festival, 2021 you should be permanently based in one of these South West counties: Bath & NE Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Isles of Scilly, Isle of Wight, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Southampton, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay or Wiltshire.

Films will be chosen to be shown at Queer Vision Film Festival 2021.

1. All entries should be by, for, about or of significant interest to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, non-binary or intersex audiences, and must have been completed within 5 years prior to the submission deadline, that is they must have been completed since 2016.

2. All short films must have a running time of 39 minutes or less.

3. FILM FORMAT: DCP (preferred), .MOV, .MPEG. We ONLY accept on-line screeners via FilmFreeway secure screener. We do not accept DVDs/Blu-Rays.

4. PRESS KIT: A digital press kit will be required after acceptance.

5. Queer Vision aim to make their screenings as accessible as possible. By submitting your film to Queer Vision Film Festival it is on the agreement that the film may be shown with Descriptive Subtitling to make the screening accessible to Deaf/deaf and hearing-impaired audience members. Where possible a transcript of the film may be requested after acceptance.

6. The juries will comprise of Queer Vision programmers and invited film professionals. The decision of the juries, the festival and the audience will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

7. Successful entrants will be informed that their work has been shortlisted by 30 June 2021 Please do not enquire about acceptance until then.

8. Queer Vision Festival takes place in Bristol, England. All terms and conditions will be interpreted according to the laws of England and Wales.

Overall Rating
  • Julieta Tetelbaum

    Great festival to be apart of. Thank you for all!

    August 2021
  • Jared Watmuff

    Had a lovely time -- the Watershed is a cosy, intimate venue. Would love to come again next year.

    July 2019
  • Emma Frayne-Ford

    Great festival to be apart of. Thank you for all your hard work. Best screening venue I’ve been to this year.

    July 2018
  • The whole team are so helpful big thanks the technical team at Watershed as well. It is a great experience to have your work judged by the public. Thanks so much !

    July 2018
  • I was very happy with the event. The whole team were respectful and well organised.

    August 2017