Summer of Love Film Festival (SLFF) is a Yale Summer Cabaret 22’ new initiative that aims to amplify aspiring, emerging, and independent Queer & BIPOC filmmakers and storytellers.

We encourage bold, fierce, inspiring, original films, experimental and creative work, out of the box thinking, and works that dismantle old narratives.

Submission deadline is Friday, August 6, 2022.
Festival film screenings are on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13 2022.
Films include shorts, narrative (any genre) or documentaries.
From one minute to 15 minutes maximum length.
Films that are submitted must be owned or have permission from the owner.
Subtitles or transcriptions are required.
Submitters authorize Yale Summer Cabaret to use and share film posters, trailers, synopsis and film stills in our social media. All entries are gonna be promoted through our social media and website with a featured page with synopsis, film stills and trailer.
Submitter must send film stills, production pictures, downloadable poster, and trailer or teaser.
Submitters must accept these terms.
Not all submissions will be selected.
Three main films will have a physical screening at the closing event of the Yale Summer Cabaret term in late August, additionally to the stream in our festival.
One main selected film would be commissioned with $150.00.
If selected films are looking for additional funding for the project they can share the information to fundraise it with our audience after the screening.
All tickets for the live screening will be complimentary for filmmakers.

Overall Rating
  • Nicole Dizon

    Belated thank you to Esperanza, Tyler, Jacob and Jackeline for nominating my short film, Morena, for their Jury Award! I couldn’t be more thrilled for this first nomination. They were so welcoming and supportive of all of the filmmakers and local New Haven artists and businesses. I also appreciate how transparent they were about the community-building opportunities and the festival’s growth. Though I couldn’t attend, they helped me promote the film on their social media. It was an honor to be a part of their inaugural year and to be recognized by this new BIPOC initiative at Yale Summer Cabaret. I’m excited to submit again in the future! Thank you!

    November 2022