The LA Queer Film Festival celebrates LGBTQ+ filmmakers, writers and stories from around the world. We will be accepting submissions from LGBTQ+ IDENTIFYING DIRECTORS, WRITERS, MAJORITY LGBTQ+ CREW (at least 50%) and/or LGBTQ+ STORIES of ANY GENRE.
We are an affiliate festival of the LA FILM FESTIVALS organization that has the dual emphasis of discovering great talent with the purpose of promoting their work to both the LA public and the entertainment industry, as well as showcasing the work of seasoned professionals and well known stars.
LA Film Festivals began with the Biannual LA Comedy Festival in 2001, adding the biannual LA Indie Film Fest in 2007. The LA Film Festival family has since expanded to 12 independent film festivals, including LA Horror Film Fest, LA Action Film Fest, LA Sci-Fi Film Fest, LA Animation Film Fest, LA Black Film Fest, LA Asian Film Fest, LA Latinx Film Fest, LA Queer Film Fest, LA Women in Film Fest and LA Student Film Fest.
Over the years, LA Film Festivals have attracted thousands of filmmakers from around the world. Each festival features live screenings in our own Let Live Theater in the heart of Los Angeles. Our 80-seat theater, in the heart of Hollywood, is outfitted with a Christie DLP projector and seven JBL speakers throughout the venue, delivering top notch quality in an intimate screening environment. Filmmakers whose work is accepted into our festival will receive free passes to screenings, invitations to networking events and are eligible for awards consideration.
There are SIX Award Categories for Feature Films:
Best of Fest, Best Foreign Feature, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Ensemble.
There are THIRTEEN Award Categories for all Films under 30 minutes:
Best of Fest, Best of Fest: Short Short, Best Foreign Film, Audience Choice Award, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Ensemble, Best Animated Short, Best Music Video, Best Web Series, Best TV Pilot.
ALL Films are eligible for the Kickass Original Filmmaker Award.