A gay film festival with movies about gay men.

On Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, 2024, The Rooster Film Festival will be screening both feature and short films in the afternoons until late at night. The festival begins Friday afternoon with a filmmaker mixer and concludes with Sunday brunch at a local gay-friendly restaurant.

This is a festival with movies about gay men that are fun, that celebrate our uniqueness and lust for life. The weekend is a joyous celebration for festival participants to make new friends and support the work of creative filmmakers telling their unique story.

Feature Best Narrative
Feature Best Actor
Feature Best Screenplay
Feature Best Comedy
Short Best Narrative
Short Best Actor
Short Best Screenplay
Short Best Comedy

All entry fees are non-refundable.
The submitter must own all rights to the submitted films.
The festival will not pay any fees or royalties to publicly screen submitted films during the festival.
The festival does not provide transportation or lodging for filmmakers.
Each accepted film receives two festival passes to be used by the filmmaker, screenwriter or lead actors.
All accepted films must be delivered by March 15th or will be disqualified.

Overall Rating
  • Tyler Thomas

    Great event. The organizers went out of their way to make this a good experience for the film makers.

    April 2023
  • Winning Best Animated Short was a career highlight! thanks Paul. I wish I could have been there in person

    April 2023
  • Lovely intimate festival experience. Very casual, stress free. Great communication. The organizers and other participants were full of knowledge and wisdom that I’ll carry on to other festivals.

    April 2023