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LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival

LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival

Friday, 21 June 2024 until Friday, 21 June 2024

Expensive submission fees for a 1 day festival...

And they keep changing their dates, approach with caution!

An IMDb Qualifying Festival
From the creators of the Depth of Field International Film Festival, Docs Without Borders Film Festival, and the Women’s International Film Festival (among a few other successful festivals) and under the umbrella of the Network we bring you the LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival (LGBTQ-U)

Major reasons that make LGBTQ-U different from other festivals:

With us, rejected films have access to Feedback: the one element most festivals ignore.

Instead of paying submission fees and getting nothing in return, EVERYONE who submits to LGBTQ-U will receive EITHER OF TWO benefits: Either 1): your film is already competition caliber and becomes an Official Selection, OR 2): you’ll receive a letter outlining exactly what is keeping it from being accepted. If you can make corrections, you resubmit for FREE.

First-time filmmakers: when have you ever received a letter and had the festival explain WHY your film was rejected? Much less let you resubmit for FREE, even the following season (In case you did not have enough time to fix it)

Top-winning films at our other successful festivals have already received distribution through our exclusive distributor relationships:

- Guaranteed distributor review by Adler & Associates for features and shorts, and Cardinal XD Distribution PLUS Polaris Pictures (for Screenplays), among others that visit our online network,, every so often.
All for selected: Best of Festival winners in the Major categories, based on sufficient qualified entries.

- Other festivals claim to invite distributors to a venue: We Deliver Them To You Directly, guaranteed.

- A festival that runs as a web-based competition PLUS, Best of Festival award winners will screen at our screening event at Rehoboth Beach, DE 2023 (At our discretion and by invitation and dependent on COVID-19 status)

- LBGTQ-U, with WRPN.TV Entertainment Network will also offer a unique opportunity to show your film to a worldwide community of video fans from over 70 countries to which filmmakers would not normally have access as an optional online video exposure opportunity. This feature is available for "Best of Festival," “Best Of Show,” “Outstanding Excellence,” “Excellence,” and even some “Exceptional Merit” winners.

- We give any film NOT accepted a free synopsis of the judge’s notes, at the filmmakers' request, for free

-Opportunities for Sub-Category Awards include cinematography, score, original concept, direction, SFX, acting, writing, editing, and many more!

- FREE Early bird entry of any rejected film, into LBGTQ-U’s next competition, upon completion of the suggested corrections outlined in your rejection letter

- $30 flat fee for ALL STUDENT FILM ENTRIES regardless of deadline status (proof required of student status at the time of filming: no refunds if your ID is not legitimate)

Unique Category distinctions:
“Dust Collector” category for pre-2009 films
“Tight Shorts” and “Loose Shorts” distinction between running times of less than 15 minutes and those between 15-59 minutes
“Horror” and “Sci-Fi” are separated into two distinct categories.

- Finally, our founders are registered Committee Members of the Universal Film & Festival Organization (UFFO.ORG). The UFFO is a nonprofit operating out of the U.K. to promote the best business practices for film festivals. This guarantees that your film will enjoy a fair and thorough judging process.

LGBTQ-U, in cooperation with our distribution colleagues, is proud to offer guaranteed
distributor review to the Best of Festival winners in the Major categories*:

"Best of Festival Award: Presented to an outstanding entry from among the Best of Show Winners."

"Best of Show" is selected by genre, category, and domestic/foreign, so there will be over one BOS, i.e., BOS Documentary (Domestic), BOS Documentary (Foreign), and so on.
* (Please note: If there is insufficient competition within any category, LGBTQ-U reserves the right to withdraw a "Best of" presentation in that category.)
Other award levels include:
“Outstanding Excellence,”
" Excellence,"
" Exceptional Merit,"
"Jury's Choice Award,"
" Merit,"