Held annually at the end of May, beginning of June, the Springfield LGBT Film Festival at the Bing Arts Center showcases the best in LGBT film and fosters diversity and multiculturalism throughout the City of Springfield.

The Springfield LGBT Film Festival supports the Vision and Mission of the various organizations producing it (Rafael Roman Entertainment, Twist Nightlife Entertainment and the Imperial Court of Western Mass.) by showcasing films that promote understanding of complex issues and initiatives that create positive social change, promote inclusion, and illustrate the importance of cross cultural communication.

Awards are given in two categories: Audience Award and Jury Selection Award. Overall and based on the night that the LGBT Festival is focusing on:

Lesbian Focus Film Night
Bisexual Focus Film Night
Transgender Focus Film Night
LGBT Mix Film Night
Gay Focus Film Night

We look forward to viewing your work and wish you the best in competition at the Springfield LGBT Film Festival!


Feature Film:
Best Feature Film : Jury Selection & Audience Winner
Runner Up Best Feature Film: Jury Selection & Audience Winner

Focus Film Winners:
Lesbian Focus Film Night Short Film Winner: Audience Winner
Bisexual Focus Film Night Short Film Winner: Audience Winner
Transgender Focus Film Night Short Film Winner: Audience Winner
LGBT Film Night Short Film Winner: Audience Winner
Gay Focus Film Night Short Film Winner: Audience Winner

Digital Download format only. (Feature Films once selected will require Film maker to send DVD format or film - at film makers expense.)

Important - We are a non profit affiliated event and therefore require a signed statement verifying 100% ownership of all films that are selected for our festival.

2 preview copies must be submitted.

Include any relevant publicity photos and information as well as a cast and crew list.

If your entry is accepted for our festival, you will be notified eight weeks prior to the festival.

Once a film is submitted, it may not be withdrawn.

Label the DVD with the film's title, running time, director's name and contact phone/email.

Springfield Film Fest must have permission to use up to 3 minutes of footage or photographic stills from the work for broadcast, web publication or other promotional purposes.

Springfield Film Fests must be notified in writing of any press or photo restrictions.

Film maker holds the Festival harmless from damage to, or loss of, the DVD or any publicity material.

Titles produced in languages other than English must have legible English subtitles.

The festival kindly requests that any awards won be mentioned in the projects' promotional materials.

The selection committees' decisions are final.

Entry fee is nonrefundable.

Overall Rating
  • Michael Yellope Jr.

    I was very excited to have gotten into my first festival and then the bubble burst. Total lack of communication, ousted Festival Head and then a delay that was turned into nothingness.

    June 2017
  • Simon Shiells

    They were very good to me, contacting and keeping myself updated, I was sorry that I could not get to the venue as I live in Sydney Australia, maybe next time.

    December 2016
  • Cecilia Grasso

    This festival is a fake; doesn't exist.
    the festival was to take place in May, they sent in August and have not done anything to know.
    all thanks to the festival facebook page, they have never sent emails.

    September 2016
  • Ray Goldberg

    As countless other unhappy folks have stated, the festival was postponed twice and appears to have been canceled. What bothered me the most, however, was that the festival organizers not once ever communicated with the filmmakers regarding the status of the festival. They simply posted updates to their Facebook page, and would be uncommunicative for months at a time between posts. Highly disappointing.

    September 2016
  • Rick Hamilton

    Poor communications, especially considering the event was postponed and potentially then cancelled, but no word ever sent directly to filmmakers after first contact. Only way to track the dissolution was through their Facebook page.

    August 2016