Call for Entries into Queer Bits Film Fest

Pride Films and Plays is accepting LGBT short films seeking their Chicago premieres for Queer Bits Fall Film Festival which will be held on November 10th, 2014 at The Public House Theatre. Entry forms and additional material are available here.

Pride Films and Plays’ Queer Bits Film Festival is now in its third year and prides itself in providing the best LGBT short films with their Chicago premieres.

Pride Films and Plays presents Queer Bits Fall Film Festival on November 10th, 2014 at The Public House Theatre (3914 N Clark, Chicago, IL) at 7:30 PM.

The first screening and incarnation of Queer Bits occurred in November 2012 in Center on Halsted’s Hoover-Leppen Theatre. The enthusiasm for that and a subsequent festival in November 2013 led Pride Films and Plays to continue the festival as an on-going event alongside their annual Great Gay Screenplay Contest.

In June 2014, Pride Films and Plays presented Queer Bits Film Festival, a sold-out 90 minute program of short films and webisodes, which was followed in September 2014 by the Women’s Words Film Festival, a very successful program of short films and webisodes with lesbian characters and themes which were written and/or directed by women.

Pride Films and Plays’ mission is to present and develop human stories with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender characters or themes that speak for the community and are essential viewing for all audiences.

Awards & Prizes

Entries are eligible to receive their official Chicago-premiere on November 10th, 2014 at The Public House Theatre (3914 N Clark, Chicago, IL) at 7:30PM.

Rules & Terms

All short films entered are subject to an entry fee. Early Bird Entry Fee (through October 10, 2014) is $10. Regular Entry Fee from October 10 – October 24, 2014 is $20. Students may receive a $3 discount on the Early Bird Entry Fee and a $5 discount on the Regular Entry Fee.

All submitted short films without previous screenings in Chicago are eligible for consideration during Pride Films and Plays’ Queer Bits Fall Film Fest. We define short films as being under 15 minutes in duration. The viewing committee (comprised of Pride Films and Plays’ Artistic Ensemble Members and Film Makers Committee) will select LGBT short films of all genres for screening.

Pride Films and Plays accepts hard-copy DVDs (Region 1 or 0) and online submissions. If submitting a disc, please send in your disks to the address listed below. Filmmakers will be notified about selected films and further requests at that time. Any foreign language films are required to have English subtitles.

Contact Details:
Pride Films and Plays
Attn: QB Submission
2215 W Giddings 1
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Contact Information: Please contact with FALL SHORTS in the subject line with inquiries.

About Pride Films and Plays

Founded in 2010, Pride Films and Plays is a leading player in the development of GLBT plays and musicals, screenplays and films. Under A Rainbow Flag won Jeff Awards in 2013 for Best New Work and Best Musical, and The Children’s Hour won for Best Supporting Actor (Nora Lise Ulrey) in 2014. Our current season began with the Jeff Recommended Chicago premiere of Some Men by Terrence McNally, and continues with Jeff Talbott’s drama The Submission, running Oct. 12 to November 25 at The Apollo Studio Theater.

After The Submission, our season continues with the highly anticipated world premiere of The Book of Merman by Leo Schwartz – Jeff Award Winner for Under A Rainbow Flag – opening in January at Mary’s Attic. It will be a followed by Topher Payne’s comedy Angry Fags which is included in the spring Garage Rep at Steppenwolf.