Out On Film Submissions Now Open
Submissions are now open for the 35and Out On Film, Atlanta’s Oscar®-qualifying LGBTQ film festival. The event – which is expected to be hybrid this year, with live and virtual fare – will run from September 22 to October 2 online and at locations to be determined. The normal deadline for submission is June 9 and the late deadline is June 30.
In 2021, Out On Film presented a very successful hybrid festival with 153 films and several world premieres. In-person guests included “Firebird” actor Tom Prior, director TJ Parsell and the subjects of the documentary “Invisible: Gay Women in Southern Music,” director Nathan Hale Williams and author George M. Johnson of “ All Boys Aren’t Blue,” and co-director William Horner of “Keep the Cameras Rolling: the Pedro Zamora Way,” while virtual guests included iconic actress Amanda Bearse, recipient of the Out On Film 2021 Trailblazer Award.
“Last year we faced one of the biggest challenges we have ever faced – how to pivot an 11-day film festival into an in-person festival as well as a virtual festival,” said said Jim Farmer, festival director of Out On Film. in a press release. “We managed to pull it off and present our biggest line-up yet.”
Out On Film has been named one of the top 100 rated festivals by the FilmFreeway streaming platform. According to reviews from real FilmFreeway users, Out On Film ranks in the top 1% of over 10,000 film festivals and creative competitions around the world.
“To be included in this is really, really special,” Farmer said. “Out On Film has long placed great emphasis on educating, welcoming and promoting filmmakers from around the world and we are grateful for their support here.”
This year’s festival lineup will be a little different than in years past. For the very first time, Out On Film has opened script submissions. The winners of the short film and feature film scripts will receive a cash prize and a reading at the 2022 festival.
As an Oscar® qualifying film festival, Out On Film’s winner of the Jury Prize for Best Drama Short is eligible for the following year’s Oscars® in the Best Action Short Film category. live. Out On Film also offers Jury Awards for Best Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best International Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best First Film and Best Ensemble. Audience Awards are given for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Dramatic Short and International Film.
Additional programming before the festival will be announced soon. Find more information about Out On Film here.