Brighton & Hove Pride is one of the biggest Pride festivals in the world, and The Guardian describes it as “The country’s most popular LGBT event”.

The Pride Arts, Culture and Film programme runs from 22nd July – 4th August 2019 and includes the Stonewall50 exhibition at the Jubilee Library, exhibitions by LGBTQ+ artists at the Black & Minority Ethnic Community Partnership (BMECP) Centre in Brighton as well as displays and installations across the city, and FilmPride will become an exciting new addition to this diverse programme.

FilmPride will run from Sunday 28th July to Sunday 4th August 2019 and will showcase 3 not-to-be-missed events:

– “Banned” – LGBTQ+ feature films from around the world
– “Peter Tatchell - An Activist's Life” – A documentary about LGBTQ+ rights activist Peter Tatchell
– “Shorts Out!” – LGBTQ+ international short films, documentaries, animations, web episodes and music videos

Submissions are now open for "Shorts Out!" and we are looking for short films, animations, documentaries and music videos of less than 15 minutes, with an LGBTQ+ theme.

Shorts Out! does not have premiere status requirements. International films in non-English language are very welcome but must contain English subtitles.

Shorts Out! reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any projects submitted. If accepted, you must be able to provide the festival with a downloadable high-resolution export of your film, as well as at least one high-quality still image for promotional purposes.

For purposes of submission, all films must be submitted as online screeners through FilmFreeway. Submitted films must be complete. Works-in-progress will not be accepted. All material in your film must be your own original work - you must have the rights to all images, music, and on-screen talent featured in your film. Films that do not adhere to copyright laws will be disqualified. Submission fees are non-refundable.

By submitting your film, you acknowledge that you are giving permission to Shorts Out! to utilize still images and trailers from your film for non-commercial use in promoting the event. Submission of your film also indicates consent to the copyright agreement below.


I state that I am authorized to submit this film to Shorts Out! for consideration, and have read, understood, and agree to all the requirements. I hereby release the Festival from all responsibility for loss of or damage to submitted materials. As this is a competitive festival, I understand there are no guarantees that my film will be accepted for screening. Entry materials will not be returned.

I agree that I have secured all necessary rights for both picture and sound, and exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights including, but not limited to music, images, and content.

Overall Rating
  • Louise Morton Murray

    Really great film festival, couldn't believe 2019 was their first year because it was so well organised and felt so relaxed. Such an honour to have had our film Consensus shown the week of Brighton Pride at Shorts Out!

    August 2019
  • Emmalie El fadli

    Great festival. Hope it runs for many more years to come.

    August 2019
  • Julia Boström

    This festival felt very inclusive and welcoming. The communication with programmer was smooth and considerate and we felt very taken care of. Thank you Shorts Out! for including us in your wonderful festival!

    August 2019
  • Here's a quote from our client Michael Beddoes:

    "Shorts Out! Brighton FilmPride was a fantastic film festival run by an enthusiastic team. We screened this year and attended in person, and it felt more inclusive than a lot of bigger and older events. The three programmes featured a great range of LGBTQ+ short films, but the one thing they had in common was their high quality."

    August 2019
  • Sofi W

    Wonderful festival with an attentive programmer! They paid for my travel expenses from London and I even made some good connection with filmmakers. I absolutely recommend submitting as this festival will only grow!

    August 2019