Hello, Filmmakers:

As we begin our 31st year, the Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival wants to thank you for supporting LGBTQ+ film and filmmaking. As in years past, TIGLFF is using the services of FilmFreeway for film submissions.

The mission of Friends of the Festival has never been more clearly focused on the community we serve, and to bringing the best LGBTQ+ cinema to the Tampa Bay area. In the coming year as we navigate this unprecedented time of social distancing, we are still committed more than ever to the commUNITY.  We are working towards producing a virtual festival for our 31st edition which will be held online this October.

Every year much of our favorite work comes from submissions. I sincerely hope you will submit your film to the festival committee for consideration in our upcoming festival.



Derek Horne
Director of Programming
Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Film Submission Requirements

  1. Films should be of interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, intersex and/or transgendered people. We are seeking narrative, documentary, experimental and animated films and videos (both features and shorts) via private screening links to be submitted through FilmFreeway.
  2. Each submission should be entered separately on FilmFreeway. If you are submitting more than one entry, please complete a separate entry for each submission.
  3. Rough cuts and works-in-progress are eligible for submission if an exhibition copy will be available by September 1, 2020. Please label the screener “Rough Cut” and specify what is missing (i.e. temp sound, needs color correction, etc). Please be aware that an updated version of your rough cut MAY NOT be able to be re-screened for submission consideration.
  4. By submitting your work to TIGLFF, you grant to Friends of the Festival, Inc. a nonexclusive license to use an excerpt of your submission of up to two minutes in length, for promotional purposes only, including but not limited to internet and television broadcast.
  5. Still photos of your work are requested with your submission and are required for all films selected for the festival. Good stills make a difference in film placement and press coverage, particularly for shorts. Even the shortest short can get press coverage or festival prominence with a captivating still image. Please include these with your FilmFreeway submission.
  6. You are also encouraged to submit a synopsis, production credits and press information regarding your film.

Thank you for your interest in TIGLFF and for submitting your film to us!  If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Director of Programming, Derek Horne at Programmer@tiglff.com.


Submit a Film Today using FilmFreeway >  (Submissions are now Closed)