Our festival is looking for ground-breaking indie films by under-represented Queer storytellers. Unlike the older LGBTQIA+ film festivals, we do not adhere to the status quo and offer an alternate platform for out-of-the-box thinkers and content creators. We do not disqualify films based on premiere status or date of completion. We select films on merit and not based on the names attached to the project. This festival is created by filmmakers for filmmakers.

I have read and agree to the festival submission and participation requirements and certify that I am authorized to submit this film/video to SF Queer Film Festival. And that I own all the rights to this film/video. By submitting your work, you grant SF Queer Film Festival a non-exclusive license to use an excerpt of your submission of up to two minutes in length, for promotional purposes, only if selected.

-Best Feature
-Best Documentary
-Best Short
-Best Web-series
-Best Animation
-Best Foreign Film
-Jury Award

1. Film must be directed by LGBTQI+ individual(s).
2. Subject matter should be related to the LGBTQI+ community.
3. Films streaming on VOD platforms and Youtube/Vimeo are NOT eligible.

Overall Rating
  • Cameron Thrower

    Thank you SF Queer Film Festival for having "WORST DATE, BEST DATE" part of the festival. We had the best time. Kevin and his team know how to throw an incredible weekend of festivities.

    September 2023
  • Really happy to have been selected.

    September 2023
  • Kevin McLellan

    thank you for accepting and showing DICK!

    September 2023
  • Mark Schwab

    This was a great festival! They did a beautiful job projecting our DCP, the Opera Plaza theater was perfect (with easy parking and good eats) and the main trio of Kevin, Amir and Joyce were just fabulous to the filmmakers (who were also super nice and great to visit/network with). I look forward to coming back next year for sure.

    August 2023
  • Rahul Roye

    An incredible festival catering to good cinema. So far across the oceans, SF Queer Film Festival makes filmmakers feel at home.

    October 2022