SUBMISSIONS - Rules & Terms

Want to Submit Your Film?

Submissions are now open (via FilmFreeway) for the 2017 FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival. If you have an lgbt film that you would like to submit, please read the Rules & Terms below and then click on the submit button. Submissions will be open October 1st, 2016 through March 1st, 2017.



Eligibility Requirements

  • FilmOut San Diego is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) film festival. All submissions must be relevant to that community or your entry will be disqualified. Please do not submit any films without LGBT content.
  • Film screeners are currently accepted digitally through the film submission service Film Freeway.
  • There are screening fees required to submit to FilmOut San Diego paid through Film Freeway.
  • Submission Period: Our submission period is from October 1, 2016 - March 1, 2017. The deadline for all submissions is 11:59pm (PST) March 1, 2017.
  • Fees: We offer a discounted Early Bird Registration Fee from October 1, 2016 - October 15, 2016. Regular fees apply from October 16, 2016 - March 1, 2017.
  • If you are unable to submit via Film Freeway, please contact either (or)
  • There will be no refunds once a project has been submitted.



Acceptance Notification

  • The 2017 FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival will be held June 9-11, 2017 at The Observatory North Park. Filmmakers whose works are officially selected will be notified no later than April 3rd, 2017. Unfortunately, we DO NOT send out personalized regret letters for films that are NOT selected. However you will be notified via Film Freeway once our submission period has ended.
  • If your film is selected to the festival, you will be expected to provide two (2) completed DVD or Blu-Ray (NTSC, Region 1 only) screening videos to be received by FilmOut San Diego no later than April 15, 2017. (There is NO film/HDCam capability at the theatre).
  • Film's that are available on VOD, have played in San Diego (theatrically or featured in another local film festival) or are available streaming online are not eligible.
  • Additional materials will be requested once your film has been selected: jpegs, synopsis, posters, film clips, etc.



Acceptance Terms

All selected entries do hereby grant FilmOut San Diego the right to use footage, stills, and/or titles and information from the film for promotional purposes to include, but not limited to, cable, TV, Internet, radio and print sources.


Submitting Your Film

Submissions are open from October 1, 2016 - March 1, 2017. Click the button below to submit your film: