FilmPride is run on behalf of Brighton & Hove Pride by The Latest Music Bar.

Brighton & Hove Pride is one of the biggest Pride festivals in the world, and The Guardian describes it as “The country’s most popular LGBTQ+ event”.

In 2020, like many festivals, due to the Covid-19 crisis Brighton & Hove Pride had to cancel their real events and switch to delivering a virtual programme online.

We did the same and the FilmPride Online Film Festival ran from 17th to 31st August. We’re proud to have brought our audiences almost 60 fantastic LGBTQ+ short films, documentaries, animations and feature films, along with Q&As with some of the filmmakers.

In addition, we screened a selection of the films in a series of television shows from 3rd to 16th August, on Brighton and Hove's local TV channel, Latest TV Brighton, and on 13 local television channels throughout the UK. This was a highly successful addition to the festival and gave our selected filmmakers the opportunity to have their works seen by thousands more.

Further to Brighton & Hove Pride’s recent announcement that the Community Parade, Pride Village Party and Pride Festival on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th August 2021 had been cancelled again this year due to COVID-19 (full statement available here:, we will run FilmPride online again this year.

Like last year, we’ll have an online networking event, and the opportunity to take part in pre-recorded Q&As, available during the festival.

We will also of course keep FilmPride on TV! A selection of films from our online festival will be offered the opportunity to be broadcast on Latest TV, Brighton & Hove’s local TV station. There is also a high possibility that a few other local TV channels in the UK will broadcast our shows like they did last year.

And what’s new – we’ve decided to introduce a bit of friendly competition, and give out some awards!

FilmPride does not have premiere status requirements. International films in non-English language are very welcome but must contain English subtitles.

FilmPride reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any projects submitted. If accepted, you must be able to provide the festival with a downloadable high-resolution export of your film, as well as at least one high-quality still image for promotional purposes.

For purposes of submission, all films must be submitted as online screeners through FilmFreeway. Submitted films must be complete. Works-in-progress will not be accepted. All material in your film must be your own original work - you must have the rights to all images, music, and on-screen talent featured in your film. Films that do not adhere to copyright laws will be disqualified. Submission fees are non-refundable. For the purpose of accessibility, English subtitles will be required for all selected submissions.

By submitting your film, you acknowledge that you are giving permission to FilmPride to utilize still images and trailers from your film for non-commercial use in promoting the event. Submission of your film also indicates consent to the copyright agreement below.


I state that I am authorized to submit this film to FilmPride for consideration, and have read, understood, and agree to all the requirements. I hereby release the Festival from all responsibility for loss of or damage to submitted materials. As this is a competitive festival, I understand there are no guarantees that my film will be accepted for screening. Entry materials will not be returned.

I agree that I have secured all necessary rights for both picture and sound, and exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights including, but not limited to music, images, and content.

Overall Rating
  • Gisela Chicolino

    A festival of this topic is really a necessary one. Please keep working on generating this exquisite programming for the audiences.

    September 2021
  • Nyko Piscopo

    Amazing festival. Great communication! <3

    September 2021
  • Proud to be part of the festival !
    I'm very grateful

    September 2021
  • Zé Kielwagen

    It was an honor to participate!

    September 2021
  • Lanca Li

    Amazing festival pulled together by Deborah and her wonderful team! It's one of the best, most welcoming and most intimate festivals I've ever experienced. Highly recommended and thanks for everything :)

    September 2021