Out Film CT is a nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to presenting outstanding LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) cinema throughout the year, culminating in the nine-day Connecticut LGBT Film Festival. Connecticut's longest-running film festival holds a special place in our state’s cultural landscape, bringing the community together to introduce, celebrate and rediscover the ideas and values that make the LGBT community unique.

Awards & Prizes

Audience Award - Best Feature Film
Audience Award - Best Documentary
Jury Award - Best Feature Film
Jury Award - Best Documentary
Jury Award - Best Short Film
Director's Award

Award certificate for each prize
$500 in cash available for Audience Awards & Best Short Film Jury Award

Rules & Terms

You must hold all necessary rights for the submission of your film to the festival. Entries must contain LGBT content. Entries are accepted starting September 1 for the following May's festival. Entries must be received by March 1 of the festival year. Due to the high volume of entries, we strongly encourage early submissions. Screeners received after March 1 will considered for the next festival year. We accept rough cuts and working versions, but they must be submitted by the entry deadline.

1 Review

Overall Rating
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    Matt Vance

    My experience was A-1, First Class. It was the World Premiere of my movie, and they treated it as such with much publicity. I dealt primarily with Co-Director Shane Engstrom, and he was fantastic, but I met his Co-Director Laura while at the festival, and she was incredibly kind too. I attended the screening, and my movie (as well as the other two) were shown perfectly. I could not have asked for a more wonderful experience. Truly.

    June 2016
    Outfilmct new
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Matt! It was an honor and a pleasure to have you visit our festival. I look forward to seeing your future work!