GAY FILM NIGHTS International Film Festival (SERILE FILMULUI GAY International Film festival - in Romanian) is the first international LGBTQIA+ film festival in Romania. It is held every November in Cluj-Napoca since 2004.

In a country where gay and Roma people are avoided by most (as shown by the E.U. Fundamental Rights Agency), the festival aims to send an accurate and efficient messages about cultural diversity and accepting individual values.

To fulfill this goal, the program of the festival includes such activities as LGBT film competitions, exhibitions, shows, public debates, as well as outreach and ecological actions.

Every year, free entrance is granted to all these events: the purpose of the festival is not to obtain money, but to promote democracy, tolerance and diversity.

Best Short Film
Best Documentary
Best Feature Film
Public's Choice

We strongly encourage you review the following carefully. By submitting your project, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to all of the following rules and terms. All projects that have been submitted by our final deadline and that adhere to the following terms will be considered for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Serile Filmului Gay (Gay Film Nights)
If you have any further questions, please contact us.

1. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Each submission must be accompanied by a working screener accompanied by the casting, the synopsis and the YouTube link to the trailer of the film in order to be considered . Once we have all necessary materials, the submission will be marked “In Consideration”. It is the submitter’s responsibility to make sure that all requirements are met.

2. SCREENERS

All projects must be submitted via secure online screener - either as a password protected Vimeo link attached to your submission, or uploaded directly to FilmFreeway. The submitter is responsible for ensuring that their screener link and password is active through at least November 1, 2018. In the event of a password or URL change after submitting, email us immediately. If we discover an error with the screener, we will attempt to email the submitter for an update. Online screeners must be available to stream, we do not accept any films that must be downloaded.

We DO NOT accept DVD or Blu-Ray screeners. In addition, we cannot accept screener links via email, they MUST be attached to your submission.

We only accept 2D films.

3. SUBTITLES

All foreign-language films must be submitted with English subtitles. If we discover a submission is missing subtitles, we will attempt to email the submitter for an update. Failure to provide working subtitles by the final submission deadline will result in disqualification.

4. WORKS IN PROGRESS

Rough cuts and works-in-progress are eligible for submission; it is the filmmaker’s responsibility to clearly indicate at the point of submission that their work is a “work in progress”

5. DEADLINES

Please keep track of deadline closely. There is a regular deadline: 1 September 2018. Submissions postmarked after the day mentioned above will be taken into consideration for the next edition of the festival.

6. ACCEPTED FILMS

The download links must be available permanently untill November 17 for inclusion in the festival.

Should your film be accepted in the 2018 ”Gay Film Nights”, you grant GFN the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

All accepted films will screen multiple times during and after the festival, with the possibility of an encore screening for select films/shorts blocks when appropriate. All scheduling is purely at the discretion of the GFN staff.

By entering your film to be considered in Gay Film Nights International Film you offer the producer the right to broadcast the film for not more then 5 times before, during and after the festival or during the GNF caravan in the name of promoting the festival.

Films and videos should be of interest to lesbians, gay men, bisexual, queer, drag queen, intersex and/or transgendered people. We seek feature, narrative, documentary, experimental films and videos.

Works aren’t accepted if they were exhibited publicly or broadcasted on television in Romania.

7. SCREENING FEES

Gay Film Nights DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEES for submitted films. By submitting your project, you acknowledge that GFN will not pay to present your work.

8. OTHER FEES

Gay Film Nights DOES NOT PAY transport, acomodation and any other FEES that film Directorsor other representants of the production company will spend if they will have the possibility to come in Romania during the festival.

9. COPYRIGHT & LEGAL TERMS

By entering your film for consideration to the 2018 Gay Film Nights, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. The submitter and all filmmakers associated with the project shall indemnify and hold harmless PRIDE Romania, and any representative or affiliates from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

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  • Joselito Altarejos

    It was an excellent experience capped with our film Tale of the Lost Boys winning the Best Feature Film Award. Thanks!

    December 2017
  • Jaime Fidalgo

    Truly grateful with Serile Filmului Gay International Film Festival, and the communication level they have with the selected projects is on point.

    December 2017