Queer Vision Film Festival celebrates LGBTQIA+ storytelling. Based in a Pride Festival in Waterford, Ireland, our exciting programme of short films have previously been presented at a live event in Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford City on the June Bank Holiday weekend. This year we will be presenting our programme in Waterford across two days; on Wednesday 29th of May we will be screening in Waterford Gallery of Art and on Thursday the 30th of May we will have the final screenings, panel talks and the Queer Vision 2024 award ceremony at Bank Lane.

Pride of the Déise promotes Irish LGBTQIA+ filmmakers and filmmaking talent, bringing their work to the forefront of our online Pride festival this year.

The festival seeks to thematically explore the many facets of queer life, including films that deal with the challenges facing our LGBTQIA+ siblings in Ireland and worldwide.

Best Overall Production,
Best LGBTQIA+ Representation,
Best Irish Language Production
Best Irish Production,
Audience Award,

1. Pride of the Déise's 2024 Festival and Queer Vision Film Festival are supported by funding from Waterford City and County Council.

2. Queer Vision aims to showcase local, national, and international LGBTQIA+ cinema, and to help foster and promote the Irish LGBTQIA+ filmmaking community.

​3. Queer Vision is an annual event taking place as part of Pride of the Déise.

​4. Short films of any genre or subject matter are open for unsolicited submission to the festival via FilmFreeway.

​5. Short films of any genre or subject matter are also selected by invitation by the festival.

​6. Entries to Queer Vision must have been produced within the last five years. This is not a prerequisite for selection for the festival.

​7. Viewing material is accepted via FilmFreeway.

​8. Queer Vision bestows a number of awards at the end of the festival – Best Overall Production, Best LGBTQIA+ Representation, Best Irish Production, Best Irish Language Production and The Audience Award.

Please note that these awards are symbolic and have no monetary value.

​9. All Irish language and foreign language films that are submitted to the festival must be subtitled in English. Films in the English and Irish language should be provided with Closed Captioning for Deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members.

​10. Queer Vision Film Festival will not alter selected films in any way for their festival screening.

​11. Excerpts from films will only be shown for promotional purposes if permission is obtained from the producer.

​12. Queer Vision Film Festival will take place in Waterford on the 29th and 30th of May 2024.

​13. The deadline for Queer Vision Film Festival is 5pm 12th of April 2024. Films should be submitted online through FilmFreeway. Selection notifications for the festival will be made by 10th of May 2024. Screenings will happen on the 29th and 30th of May 2024. with Awards announced on the day.

​14. Submission of a film represents agreement with the regulations set forth here.

Overall Rating
  • I'm very proud to have my film shown at this wonderful festival. It was a privilege. Great communication too.

    June 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Tania. We loved your film - best of luck with all creative endeavours in the future. We can't wait to see them.

  • We at Emerald City are so proud that our EU Premiere was at Queer Vision -- we're sorry we couldn't be there in person, but the festival team and Pride of the Déise did an excellent job keeping us informed about the events and our screening as well as publicizing extensively on social media. A great fest experience for us.

    June 2024
  • Jonathan Hughes

    A few technical difficulties affected the programme but the team were quick t I respond and set up an alternate screening. A great team to work with. Thanks so much for having us!

    June 2021
  • Ceren Biltekin

    It was great to be involved in this event! Thank you.

    June 2021
  • Melting Point Films

    Had a really great experience attending this festival albeit virtually where our film "The Florist" was screened.
    All the best to team Queer Vision!! :)

    June 2021