Each October, Pittsburgh's Lesbian and Gay Film Society hosts a 10-day film festival, "Reel Q". Now in our 32nd year, we are the 5th oldest LGBTQ+ film festival in the United States and 6th in the world. We bring approximately 20 first-run LGBT-themed full-length films and 25 short films ranging from comedies, dramas, and documentaries.

Awards & Prizes

• Festival Favorite: Women’s Feature Film
• Festival Favorite: Men’s Feature Film
• Festival Favorite: Trans Feature Film
• Festival Favorite: Documentary
• Festival Favorite: Women’s Short Film
• Festival Favorite: Men’s Short Film
• Festival Favorite: Trans Short Film

No Prizes

Rules & Terms

•The Reel Q submission DEADLINE is June 30, 2017.

•DVD, Blu-Ray or online link are the only media accepted for preview. All submissions must be labeled on the disk and case with the title, running time, filmmaker’s name, contact phone number and email address.

•Rough cuts and works-in-progress are eligible for submission only if an exhibition print is available by June 30, 2017.

•Accepted categories are Narrative shorts and feature length, Documentaries, Experimental and Animation.

•Film and video works in languages other than English must be subtitled.

•In addition to your tape submission, please send photos, stills and press kits, reviews or other publicity materials you may have. Photos may be used for promotion or used for the PLGFS Web site and program guide. PLGFS must be notified in writing of any press or photo restrictions. Photos can also be emailed as attachments in JPEG format to films@reelq.org.

•Final program decisions will be made by September 1, 2017, and notifications will be emailed.

•Submitted disks and materials of works not accepted for the festival will be returned only if a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) of sufficient size and with sufficient postage is enclosed with submission materials.

•PLGFS does not pay rental fees for submitted works programmed into the festival.

•Shipment of exhibition materials to PLGFS must be paid by the applicant. PLGFS accepts no responsibility for loss or damage of programmed exhibition materials during shipment to or from the festival. In case of loss or damage during the festival, the responsibility of PLGFS is limited to the costs for repair or replacement of the print.

•Return shipment of exhibition materials will be paid for by PLGFS.

•Entering a film or video indicates the acceptance of PLGFS submission guidelines and requirements.

Send submissions to: PLGFS, #400, 322 MALL BOULEVARD, MONROEVILLE, PA 15146-2229