*****PLEASE NOTE*****
This is ALSO the submission platform for I+N Festival Courts Queer Short Film Fest


I+N FCQSFF was born from our love of the short film form. The unsung heroes of image making, a short stands at the nexus of storytelling – the germination of ideas meeting the moving image. Shorts are more than calling cards for a director’s first feature film, a short represents a moment, a thought, an intricately woven capsule of time. inaugurated in 2020, I+N FCQSFF is Canada's first LGBT2SQ+ festival championing the short film and the global queer storytellers who make them.

// SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 21 March, 2022
I+N FCQSFF 03 takes place 21 - 24 April, 2022 //


A pioneer of LGBT2SQ+ cinema for over 30 years, image+nation is dedicated to sharing the stories and experiences of LGBT2SQ+ people. image+nation is an inclusive annual 11-day festival, the oldest of its kind in Canada, featuring award-winning locally and internationally produced films that strives to preserve the authenticity and diversity of LGBT2SQ+ voices.

image+nation's mission is to represent, protect and prepare present and future generations of queer storytellers and media makers while building empathy through sharing stories with audiences here in Canada, and throughout the world with new online initiatives.

Currently, image+nation is also developing a series of educational and mentoring programs dedicated to nurturing emerging content, such as I+N Explore, inaugurated in 2016, the newly minted I+N StoryLab and the newest initiative, a virtual queer exhibition space that works towards bringing queer creators together to make amazing things happen.

Now into its fourth decade of showcasing LGBT2SQ+ culture, image+nation explores New Queer Storytelling and the uniqueness and universality of these stories; striving to promote diversity, inclusivity and the many intersectional aspects of queer voices and communities.

// SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15 September, 2022
IMAGE+NATION: FESTIVAL FILM LGBTQUEER MONTREAL takes place 17 - 27 November, 2022 //

:: Feature
:: Documentary
:: Short
:: Performance
:: Cinematography
:: Special Jury Award(s)

:: Feature
:: Documentary
:: Short

:: Only secure online screeners will be accepted for submission

:: Films will be considered for presentation in both physical and online venues.
:: Excerpts: Permission for excerpts not exceeding 3 minutes to be used for promotional purposes on television or radio programs is granted upon entry unless otherwise stated.

:: If physically sending exhibition materials please label material clearly with : title, production format, running time, year, sender's name, return address and telephone number.
:: For customs purposes, please indicate - For festival use only / no commercial value - on the package; value for customs: $1; or else you may be required to pay customs duties.
:: If shipping from outside of Canada, DO NOT SEND VIA UPS as this will incur large customs charges which the Festival will not pay and your entry will be returned.
:: Exhibition copies must be sent to the Festival prepaid. The Festival will pay for return or forward shipping. The Festival cannot accept nor assume responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. In case of loss or damage during the Festival, the responsibility of the Festival is limited to the costs for repair or replacement of the print.
The Applicant in applying to the Festival agrees to release the Festival from any and all claims arising in any way from the submission of materials by or on behalf of the Applicant, whether on film, video or otherwise to the Festival.

_ secure online screener link of the film [please ensure it is an external Vimeo link and NOT an embedded link only on the FilmFreeway platform]
_ Stills [must be HI RES 300 dpi]
_ Press kit
_ Director's biography and filmography
_ Director's statement

Overall Rating
  • One of the best queer festivals in the WORLD.

    September 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much for your very kind words, Aaron!

  • Alexandre de Villeneuve

    So great and sensitive event for cinema lovers

    December 2021
  • antony hickling

    A superb festival !!! Thank-you so much for looking after Down in Paris.

    December 2021
  • Alex Sangha

    I feel so blessed that my debut feature documentary was an official selection at Image+Nation which is one of the most prestigious queer film festivals in the world. Thank you for screening our film. I cannot wait to submit my next film to Image+Nation.

    December 2021
  • Mark Pariselli

    The festival pivoted smoothly to a virtual edition for 2020 that felt as inclusive, engaging and supportive as past editions. Communication was efficient. The programming was strong with a diverse and eclectic selection of work. I was proud to screen my short film, Family.

    February 2021