Thursday February 16, 2016 - FILM FESTIVAL CANCELLED. With full funding in place and Revue Cinema Booked for three days Oct 6-8, 2017 and funding for Program Guides in bank. Gay West Community Network Inc. regrets to inform you that the ninth annual Queer West Film has been cancelled and no future festivals will be held..

17 Submission fees will be refunded by Film Freeway

The Film Festival Founder M.F. Paré , has thoroughly enjoyed managing the festival these past 8 years, he met a few awesome volunteers along the way and is proud to have made a small mark on Toronto's gay film history.

Rules & Terms

2017 Rules & Terms

Queer West Film Festival is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) festival. Submissions MUST be relevant to the LGBTQ community. Everything else will be disqualified.

(1) We don’t review or screen films the general public can view for free (No password) on Vimeo or Youtube (Meaning it’s no longer exclusive). (2) We don’t buy films or review films the general public can buy through a distributor. (3) We don’t pay Screening Fees. (4) All submissions must not have screened in Greater Toronto Area prior to the Queer West Film Festival screening. (6) All Submission MUST be made through FILMFREEWAY. We ignore all submissions to our email address

We do not accept DVDs – Digital Downloads only.

All films must have been completed after January 1, 2014 to be considered

Your film MUST be subtitled in English,. If in language other than English.

We request the director’s biography and names of the cast and what part they played. Also include a trailer if possible.

We are not going deny LGBT film makers the right to screen at our festival, based on their nationality.

If you have a trailer Let us know. The trailer needs to be via Vimeo/UTube available for public viewing and sharing. We use up to a 3 minute trailers to promote your film in final event listings and sometimes on our web site and Facebook page and event listings

Queer West Film Festival does not provide room, board or travel cost for filmmakers. We will provide free tickets for directors and their partners and friends we’re screening at the festival.

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    Damon Andrew Embry

    Awesome Festival! Inclusive to all films!

    September 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your support Damon, it's appreciated. We are moving festival from August to October in 2017, haven't decided on submission dates yet. One note of caution, it's not open to everyone, just LGBT films.

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    Natalia Bougadellis

    I was really happy to be screening my short film amongst such a great curation of films. The communication with the festival was very easy and whoever reached out to me from the festival was polite and professional. Unfortunately I was not able to attend the screening but I saw photos from the live events and people seemed to be having fun at the screenings. Overall I would submit again my coming projects!

    August 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Natalia we look forward to see your work in 2017. M. Pare, President.

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    Lisa Plourde

    I was not able to attend the festival, but all interactions were great. They kept me in the loop with excellent communication and follow through.

    August 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank Lisa, that's very kind of you. Look forward to see more of your film work. M.Pare President.

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    Mayur Katariya

    Excellent communication, very professional and timely.

    August 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank You Mayur, we hope to see more of your excellent work. M.Pare President.