Deadline: 15 July 2017 and 1 August 2017.
Founded 16 years ago, the Beijing Queer Film Festival (aka Love Queer Cinema Week) is one of the only grassroots film festivals in China focusing on independent queer film screenings and cultural exchange activities. They aim to expand public discussions on sexuality/gender identity/gender expression, they aim to give a platform to sexual and other minorities in China and the World, and celebrate diversity. Under a difficult domestic social and political environment, they remain alive year after year thanks to the help, solidarity and support from many civil society groups and individuals.
In the Fall of 2017, the 10th edition of the Beijing Queer Film Festival will take place. The organisers are calling for submissions of all sorts of queer films from filmmakers around the world – this year, they are especially looking for queer films from African filmmakers / queer films dealing with queer issues on the African continent & among African communities.
All queer themed films are allowed, all genres and lengths are accepted, including documentaries, features, shorts, animations, experimental films etc.
All films have to be produced after January 1st, 2015.
Only films that haven’t been screened at the Beijing Queer Film Festival will be selected.
For Chinese-language films, the submission deadline is 1August 2017.
For foreign-language films, the submission deadline is 15July 2017.
In selection of foreign-language films, preference will be given to
French-language queer films
Queer films made by African filmmakers
Queer films situated on the African continent / among African communities
All submissions should include:
Filled-out entry form of 10th Beijing Queer Film Festival Entry Form
High-quality film poster, director headshot, 3 film stills
Online secure screener link / password (preferred).
If you don’t have an online screener, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for submission with a DVD copy via post mail.
How to Submit:
Please send your submission, including entry form and all film materials, to email@example.com.