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LGBTQ Shorts Film Festival

LGBTQ Shorts Film Festival

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It was a great experience to participate in Audience Awards. I loved being able to see how people were responding to the film and I was grateful for the chance to get my work seen. Alex Haney,  A2 LGBTQ Shorts award-winning filmmaker

FILMMAKERS: If you’ve made a film, 45 minutes or under, which shows the many iterations of identity, we invite you to enter the 7th annual Audience Awards LGBTQ Film Festival. Though an agenda isn’t necessary to submit, you may experience one of these barrier-breaking benefits by participating.

HOW THIS FESTIVAL WORKS: Once you successfully upload and submit your film to this festival on our site, your film is reviewed by our festival screeners for admittance. You will receive notice if your film is accepted or rejected before voting opens.

On the voting open date, your film is juried by our preliminary jury panel and the global audience. From this first round, the top 3 films with the most votes and the top 5 preliminary jury-selected films advance to the finals round. If audience winners are preliminary jury selections, the prelim jury will select additional films so that there are always 8 finalist films. From the 8 films, the expert jury panel will select their top 5 films. These films are the finalists of this festival and receive an optional non-exclusive distribution deal.

Prizes for finalist films: 

1st Place Jury Award: FUJI Finepix S8600 camera; Distribution Deal
2nd Place Jury Award: Celestron 10×25 Binoculars; Distribution Deal
3rd Place Jury Award: LowePro Dublin30 Pouch; Distribution Deal
4th & 5th Place Jury Award: Distribution Deal

2 things to note: 

1. Your film will be publicly viewed, so make sure it’s the right time for your film to gain an online audience. If it’s too early for the public to watch your short film online, we invite you to come back next year and submit.

2. If you want your friends and family to vote for your film, share away. Audience voting greatly increases your views & exposure for your film and career, but social sharing is not necessary to win. The jury ultimately chooses the finalists and winners of the festival.

SUBMISSIONS DUE BY

Jun 11, 2019 at 11:59am MDT (America/Denver)

VOTING OPENS

Jun 11, 2019 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver)

VOTING CLOSES

Jun 18, 2019 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver)

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Jun 25, 2019 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver)

FINAL ROUND PRIZE DESCRIPTION

1st Place Jury Award: FUJI Finepix S8600 camera; 2nd Place Jury Award: Celestron 10×25 Binoculars; 3rd Place Jury Award: LowePro Dublin30 Pouch; 4th & 5th Place Jury Award: AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes Each AudFest All-access pass is a $150 value

FINAL JURY AWARDS

1st Place Jury Award: FUJI Camera + AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes

2nd Place Jury Award: Binoculars + AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes

3rd Place Jury Award: Toolkit Pouch + AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes

4th Place Jury Award: AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes

5th Place Jury Award: AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes


ENTRY FEE BREAKDOWN

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  • Regular Deadline:

    Apr 29, 2019 12:00pm (America/Denver)Entry Fee: $25

  • Late Deadline:

    Jun 04, 2019 12:00pm (America/Denver)Entry Fee: $30

  • Extended Deadline:

    Jun 11, 2019 11:59am (America/Denver)Entry Fee: $35

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Event Expiration Date: June 11, 2019


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