The Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival is an annual 10-day event held in Kingston, ON Canada. We are one of the first queer film festivals in the calendar year and our festival exhibits independent, international films by and/or about LGBTQ+ lives with a strong focus on the intersections within our communities. Films focusing on race, health, ability, class, and age are equally as important as films about sexual orientation and gender. Our festival usually runs from late January to early February. There are no travel funds for guests outside the U.S but we have been able to provide accommodations for international guests if they can afford their own airfare. Non-Canadian feature-length films will receive artist/screening fees.
There are Audience Awards (title awards nothing monetary awarded) as well as the Betty Berghout award for BEST LOVE STORY and the KIM RENDERS BEST PERFORMANCES awards.
There is never a cost to submit your film to Reelout. The deadline for submission is September 27th of each calendar year. Due to the high volume of submissions, and because we do not charge a fee to submit, Reelout does not respond with rejection emails. You are welcomed to check back with us by the first week of November if you have not heard from us.
If you are asked for a password when submitting it is "LGBTQ" (no quotes).
Further information can be found here: https://www.reelout.com/contact/contact-and-submission/