LGBTQ Submissions

LGBT THEMED FILM CATEGORIES 2018

 

The New Renaissance Film Festival programme has an area for films of different lengths and genres with an LGBT theme. All genres are welcome. There is also a screenwriting competition for Short Screenplays and Feature Screenplays written in the English language.

All film submissions must have English subtitles (if not in English) and be completed online through FilmFreeway or Withoutabox.* However if you are a screenwriter you can also submit your script on ISA, as well.  Please include a press kit (short trailer [for films], stills, any links, logline, synopsis and cast and crew biogs) and ensure you read all the TERMS AND CONDITIONS at the foot of the page before making your submission. GOOD LUCK!

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LGBT-themed Debut Features (up to 120 minutes)

 

An LGBT-themed film or documentary up to 120 minutes long. All genres are welcome. Feature films must be debuts. The filmmaker can be from anywhere in the world. English subtitles (if in a foreign language). Prize: Best Feature Film or Documentary. Official Selection & Winner laurels. Shared with other categories: Best of Fest, Humanity Award, Best Director, Best Female Filmmaker, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Story, Best Music Score, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design.

Enter your submission under Debut Features

Fees and Deadlines

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: Before 15 April 2018    Standard $35     Student $30

MAY DEADLINE: Before 18 May 2018       Standard  $39    Student $33

JUNE DEADLINE: Before 21 June 2018   Standard $41     Student $35

JULY DEADLINE: Before 24 July 2018   Standard  $43    Student $37

AUGUST DEADLINE: Before 27  August 2018   Standard  $45    Student $39

SEPTEMBER DEADLINE: Before 18 September 2018      Standard $47    Student $42

OCTOBER DEADLINE: Before 21 October 2018     Standard $51     Student $46

REGULAR DEADLINE: Before 24 November 2018    Standard $53     Student $48

LATE DEADLINE: Before 14 December 2018     Standard $55     Student $50

FAST TRACK DEADLINE: Before 28 December 2018     Standard  $59     Student $54

Online Submission Format

Secure Online Screener

Exhibition Format

DVD Video  NTSC, PAL OR SECAM ALL REGIONS / BLU-RAY  NTSC, PAL OR SECAM ALL REGIONS

 Media Files

CD-ROM / .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2) / .MOV (Quicktime) / .WMV (Windows Media)

 

LGBT-themed Medium Length Films (up to 60 minutes)

 

An LGBT-themed film or documentary between 30-60 minutes long (approx.). All genres are welcome. The filmmaker can be from anywhere in the world. English subtitles (if in a foreign language). Prize: Best Medium Length Film. Official Selection & Winner laurels. Shared with other categories:  Best of Fest, Humanity Award, Best Director, Best Female Filmmaker, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Story. Best Production Design, Best Music Score, Best Costume Design.

Enter your submission under Medium Length Films

Fees and Deadlines

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: Before 15 April 2018    Standard $30     Student $25

MAY DEADLINE: Before 18 May 2018    Standard  $33    Student $28

JUNE DEADLINE: Before 21 June 2018   Standard $35    Student $30

JULY DEADLINE: Before 24 July 2018   Standard  $37    Student $32

AUGUST DEADLINE: Before 27  August 2018   Standard  $39   Student $35

SEPTEMBER DEADLINE: Before 18 September 2018      Standard $42   Student $37

OCTOBER DEADLINE: Before 21 October 2018     Standard $46    Student $40

REGULAR DEADLINE: Before 24 November 2018    Standard $48     Student $43

LATE DEADLINE: Before 14 December 2018     Standard $50     Student $45

FAST TRACK DEADLINE: Before 28 December 2018     Standard  $56     Student $49

Online Submission Format

Secure Online Screener

Exhibition Format

DVD Video  NTSC, PAL OR SECAM ALL REGIONS / BLU-RAY  NTSC, PAL OR SECAM ALL REGIONS

 Media Files

CD-ROM / .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2) / .MOV (Quicktime) / .WMV (Windows Media)

 

LGBT-themed Shorts (between 5-30 minutes)

 

A  short between 5 and 30 minutes with an LGBT theme. All genres are welcome. The filmmaker can be from anywhere in the world. Prize: Official Selection & Winner laurels. Best LGBT Short Film. Shared with other categories: Best of Fest, Humanity Award, Best Director, Best Female Filmmaker, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Story, Best Music Score, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design.

Fees and Deadlines

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: Before 15 April 2018    Standard $25    Student $20

MAY DEADLINE: Before 18 May 2018       Standard  $29   Student $24

JUNE DEADLINE: Before 21 June 2018   Standard $31    Student $26

JULY DEADLINE: Before 24 July 2018   Standard  $34    Student $28

AUGUST DEADLINE: Before 27  August 2018   Standard  $36   Student $30

SEPTEMBER DEADLINE: Before 18 September 2018      Standard $41    Student $32

OCTOBER DEADLINE: Before 21 October 2018     Standard $43     Student $36

REGULAR DEADLINE: Before 24 November 2018    Standard $45     Student $40

LATE DEADLINE: Before 14 December 2018     Standard $48    Student $41

FAST TRACK DEADLINE: Before 28 December 2018     Standard  $54     Student $46

Online Submission Format

Secure Online Screener

Exhibition Format

DVD Video  NTSC, PAL OR SECAM ALL REGIONS / BLU-RAY  NTSC, PAL OR SECAM ALL REGIONS

 Media Files

CD-ROM / .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2) / .MOV (Quicktime) / .WMV (Windows Media)

 

LGBT-themed Short Shorts (under 5 minutes)

 

Films with an LGBT theme under 5 minutes long. All genres are welcome. The filmmaker can be from anywhere in the world. Prize: Official Selection laurels. Best LGBT  Short  Short. Shared with other categories: Best of Fest, Humanity Award, Best Director, Best Female Filmmaker, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Story, Best Music Score, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design.

Enter your submission under Short Shorts.

Fees and Deadlines

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: Before 15 April 2018    Standard $15    Student $12

MAY DEADLINE: Before 18 May 2018      Standard  $17  Student $15

JUNE DEADLINE: Before 21 June 2018   Standard $21    Student $19

JULY DEADLINE: Before 24 July 2018   Standard  $23    Student $20

AUGUST DEADLINE: Before 27  August 2018   Standard  $25   Student $22

SEPTEMBER DEADLINE: Before 18 September 2018      Standard $28   Student $23

OCTOBER DEADLINE: Before 21 October 2018     Standard $31     Student $28

REGULAR DEADLINE: Before 24 November 2018    Standard $33     Student $30

LATE DEADLINE: Before 14 December 2018     Standard $34    Student $31

FAST TRACK DEADLINE: Before 28 December 2018     Standard  $39    Student $34

Online Submission Format

Secure Online Screener

Exhibition Format

DVD Video  NTSC, PAL OR SECAM ALL REGIONS / BLU-RAY  NTSC, PAL OR SECAM ALL REGIONS

 Media Files

CD-ROM / .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2) / .MOV (Quicktime) / .WMV (Windows Media)

 

LGBT-themed Short Screenplays (up to 30 pages)

 

Short screenplays with an LGBT theme up to 30 pages long. Written in the English language. The screenwriter can be from anywhere in the world. Prize: Finalist. Best LGBT Short Screenplay.

Winners of this category will receive an InkTip Script and Magazine Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.

 

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2018 Winner: ‘In Orbit’ by Katie McNiece (IE)

Fees and Deadlines

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: Before 15 April 2018    Standard $20    Student $15

MAY DEADLINE: Before 18 May 2018       Standard  $24  Student $19

JUNE DEADLINE: Before 21 June 2018   Standard $26   Student $21

JULY DEADLINE: Before 24 July 2018   Standard  $29    Student $24

AUGUST DEADLINE: Before 27  August 2018   Standard  $31   Student $29

SEPTEMBER DEADLINE: Before 18 September 2018      Standard $36   Student $31

OCTOBER DEADLINE: Before 21 October 2018     Standard $38    Student $33

REGULAR DEADLINE: Before 24 November 2018    Standard $40    Student $35

LATE DEADLINE: Before 14 December 2018     Standard $41  Student $39

FAST TRACK DEADLINE: Before 28 December 2018     Standard  $46    Student $41

Submission Copy Formats

Text Files: PDF (.pdf) or Final Draft (.fdr)

Submission Copy Formats

Text Files: PDF (.pdf) or Final Draft (.fdr)

 

LGBT-themed Feature Screenplays (up to 120 pages)

 

Screenplays with an LGBT theme up to 120 pages long. Written in the English language. The screenwriter can be from anywhere in the world. Prize: Finalist. Best LGBT Feature Screenplay.

Winners of this category will receive an InkTip Script and Magazine Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.

 

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EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: Before 15 April 2018    Standard $35    Student $30

MAY DEADLINE: Before 18 May 2018       Standard  $39 Student $33

JUNE DEADLINE: Before 21 June 2018   Standard $41  Student $35

JULY DEADLINE: Before 24 July 2018   Standard  $43   Student $37

AUGUST DEADLINE: Before 27  August 2018   Standard  $45   Student $39

SEPTEMBER DEADLINE: Before 18 September 2018      Standard $47  Student $42

OCTOBER DEADLINE: Before 21 October 2018     Standard $51    Student $46

REGULAR DEADLINE: Before 24 November 2018    Standard $53    Student $48

LATE DEADLINE: Before 14 December 2018     Standard $55  Student $50

FAST TRACK DEADLINE: Before 28 December 2018     Standard  $59  Student $54

Submission Copy Formats

Text Files: PDF (.pdf) or Final Draft (.fdr)

 

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. New Renaissance Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilise an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorised to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
  2. All entries should be in English or with English subtitles.
  3. All scripts must be original screenplays for which the applicant(s) hold the copyright. Where the screenplay is based on another piece of work it is the responsibility of the screenwriter to obtain written permission / copyright clearances from the original author or publisher.
  4. The judges reserve the right not to enter into any correspondence after the announcement of the winner.
  5. The applicant shall indemnify and hold harmless New Renaissance Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
  6. Unfortunately we cannot offer any waiver of the submission fee. We will not review your work without it. We will not make any exceptions.
  7. PLEASE NOTE THAT SUBMISSION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, DEADLINES, PROGRAMS, VENUES AND DATES MAY CHANGE. ALL RESPONSES TO FILMMAKERS WILL BE BY EMAIL

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