The Reelout Queer Film 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. International and Canadian feature-length films will receive artist/screening fees as well as Canadian short films.
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.
Please do not submit films that you've already submitted in the previous calendar year. All feature-length films chosen for exhibition will be offered a screening/artist fee and all Canadian short films.
Please NOTE: If your film is selected for exhibition, you MUST provide an English Close Captioned (CC) version of your film for festival play. If you're interested, here's a link to a short and succinct article by one of our programmers who is both deaf and blind on why closed captioning matters: https://reeloutmedia.wordpress.com/2022/02/08/i-wish-that-i-knew/
Further information can be found here: https://www.reelout.com/contact/contact-and-submission/