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PrideArts Film Fest accept applications through Use the button below to get more information or to submit for the upcoming festival of short films and features.

Enter PrideArts Queer Film Fest – shorts and features here.

This year, we are also looking for musical, dance and music videos.
Enter PrideArts Queer Musical, Dance, and Music Video Contest here.

PrideArts seeks VOLUNTEERS to screen films as they are submitted. These films are mostly shorts and can be reviewed on your schedule. You would then complete a brief judging form, and summarize your experience with the film in a comment. Those comments are not shared with the filmmaker. People who have film experience, expertise, or a love of film are welcome to join us. Please start by completing this form.

The 2021 fall festival will screen virtually November 1 to November 29. Buy a pass to see all 32 international shorts for only $30.

Week 1 of the fest includes 11 queer films from Pakistan, presented in association with the Aks International Minorities Festival November 1 to 8. That is followed by three weeks of international shorts, with each week streaming for one full week. Find the full schedule here.

Entries for the Fall Film Fest came from 18 countries: Brazil, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, Israel, Germany, France, Portugal, New Zealand, Netherlands, Republic of Korea, Islamic Republic of Iran, India, Guatemala, Greece, China, Australia, and the United States of America.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 PrideArts Film Fest. Submit through FilmFreeway. The final deadline to submit is December 15.

VOLUNTEERS are needed to watch and judge film short film entries as they come to us. Film or theater professionals are welcome, as are educators and film fans! Send an email of interest to with VOLUNTEER in the subject line.

Past film events included a documentary fest of three films – PS Burn This Letter Please, Dykes Camera Action! and Proper Pronouns October 2021.

Images from PrideArts Summer Film Fest 2021, and that fest included our first feature – Boy Meets Boy.

Some reviews from Festival Filmmakers: “What a wonderful festival to be part of, and to partake of! Program A presents a solid and varied mix of short very personal films from around the world. My favorites in Program A are the German film MALL, which calls up my own memories of playing with dolls in secret; and GOD’S DAUGHTER DANCES, from the Republic of Korea, which follows an extraordinary character and follows her in the must mundane of places: a military recruitment testing site. The acting is first rate, personal; with a button that put a smile on my face.” – David Simpatico

“We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to screen at this wonderful festival. They were very professional.” – Miguel Miller

Submit your short or features to our film fest by using the button below.

PrideArts include queer feature length films this summer to complement our shorts festivals. Please email if you need more information, or have any questions or comments.