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Once a film is submitted, it may not be withdrawn.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