The ESPO PRIDE INTERNATIONAL QUEER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL is part of a week of festivities organized by the Spartan Genders and Sexualities Alliance at Espanola High School in the (aptly named) Rainbow District School Board in Espanola, Ontario, Canada. We feature an evening of short films that focus on LGBTQA2S+, bullying, and mental health issues. Weather permitting, films will be screened outdoors in The CALMmon, a mental wellness garden and outdoor classroom.
Best Short Film
Best Short Film by Youth (under 25)
Short films, short documentaries, and animations are welcome.
All films must be submitted through Film Freeway.
All films must be under 20 minutes in length including credits.
Though films may feature sensitive topics, our audience is largely made up of high school students as young as 14 years of age. The festival is hosted in a public high school. Films with graphic violence, nudity, language, and mature themes cannot be shown.
International films are welcome but must be in English or have English subtitles.
Entry fees will NOT be reimbursed.