*****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.

I+N FCQSFF 04 takes place 13 - 16 June, 2024 //


A pioneer of LGBT2SQ+ cinema for nearly 40 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 developing educational and mentoring programs dedicated to nurturing emerging content, particularly from underrepresented queer communities such as I+N Explore, inaugurated in 2016, I+N StoryLab and virtual and database projects now in development. Exciting initiatives working 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, 2024
IMAGE+NATION37: FESTIVAL FILM LGBT2SQUEER MONTREAL takes place 20 - 30 November, 2024 //

:: 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
  • Thank you so much to the whole image+nation team for having our film. It was a pleasure being a part of the fest!

    November 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Christopher! And thank you so much for sharing your film with us this year.

  • Golden Delicious Film

    We had a fantastic time screening in person at image+nation. The staff were communicative, friendly, and excellent hosts. It was a fantastic experience to finally meet Kat in person, we look forward to submitting future work.

    December 2022
  • Youri Létourneau-Langlois

    One of the best festivals in Montreal! I got my film screened in a theater!

    December 2022
  • Hadi Moussally

    Always on point with the selection and communication. Thank you again for the selection!

    December 2022
  • Gisela Chicolino

    This festival is really a necessary one. Please keep working on generating this exquisite and outstanding programming for the audiences.

    December 2022