Submit Your Film

The Toronto Queer Film Festival showcases contemporary, innovative, queer and trans film and video art. We are especially interested in supporting formally experimental films and/or social justice themed projects that center the experiences of Indigenous people, people of color, people with disabilities, transgender people, sex workers, porn makers, and other communities often marginalized in contemporary LGBT cultural programming and spaces.

Our 2018 festival theme is “Decolonizing Sexualities.” As such, we will be prioritizing submissions by and about Indigiqueer/Trans/2 Spirit filmmakers and filmmakers of color that address issues of colonization, decolonization, settler colonialism, experiences of living in and resisting racist/colonial societies, migration, and/or any other topics of relevance to the theme of Decolonizing Sexualities.

TQFF is a volunteer-run, artist-centered festival. There are no submission fees, and proceeds from the festival will be prioritized to pay artists screening fees at or above the IMAA and CARFAC minimum rates. All films that are selected will be paid a screening fee.

Submission Guidelines:

If you are interested in having one of your films featured, please submit the following via FilmFreeway:

  • Short bio
  • A synopsis of the film/video
  • A digital screener
  • Still images of the film/video
  • Relevant technical information

Please note: all films will be screened in Pro-Res HQ format. The final deadline for submissions is June 15, 2018, and we will notify selected filmmakers by September 30.