BQFF is interested in short and full-length features, short and long documentaries, animation and experimental films. Next year we celebrate our 10th Anniversary, and it’s been ten years of sheer wonder and mad love, so we look forward to popping the cork out of the bottle and right into the stratosphere this coming festival!

Please keep an eye out for our call for entries and tell your friends, lovers, family and colleagues who might want to send in theirs.

The deadline for submissions for BQFF 2018 was January 15th, 2018.Keep an eye out for our call for submissions for 2019!

The final schedule of films will be released in the first week of March 2018.

Curators, Festivals & Film Societies.

If you want to send us a package of films for consideration, get in touch with us at Each film will have to be submitted seperately using the submission form below.

Guidelines on submission


We accept films made by directors on themes related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and other queer populations. Films that challenge traditional gender and sex / sexuality notions are welcome.


Please submit films of any form: Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Animation or Experimental.

Preview copies

Submit preview copies of full films online (through vimeo, youtube etc. or by sending the full film via Dropbox or similar file transfers) or by sending us the DVD copies to our address. Preview copies submitted for selection will not be returned. Copies of all films will be kept with the BQFF Archives.

Format of Final Submission

Final submissions are expected on high-quality DVDs only. Contact the organisers if you require more information or want to use other formats.


Since accents vary even among English language films, all films should preferably have subtitles in English. We also prefer soft subtitles and not hardcoded ones.

Submission/mailing costs

Mailing costs for the submissions have to be borne by the director/producer/distributor. The BQFF cannot, at this juncture, support the costs of receiving copies for preview. Please contact the organisers if you are unable to bear these costs so as to arrange for alternative ways to send your films to us.

Screening Costs

As always the BQFF is a FREE event and no charges are levied on submissions. Additionally, only films that do not charge screening fees will be accepted.