New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival


David Hatkoff, Executive Director

Nick McCarthy, Director of Programming

Gina Hsu, Development Manager

Arieta Palevic, Communications & Marketing Manager

Kim Garcia, Programming & Production Associate

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Submission Policy:

Season: Fall (October)
Deadline: May (regular deadline)
Entry: $50 for documentary and narrative features. $35 for series (TV and web) and documentary and narrative shorts.


Features, Shorts, Web Series, Documentaries

Festival Season:



Founded in 1988, The New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival is one of the world's largest and most respected annual celebrations of the year’s best queer films from the U.S. and abroad--featuring over 150 films from more than 30 countries, as well as special events that bring together filmmakers, celebrities, movie lovers, industry professionals, and the LGBTQ+ community.