SUBMISSIONS - Rules & Terms

Want to Submit Your Film?

FilmOut San Diego is now accepting submissions (via FilmFreeway) for the 2020 FilmOut San Diego LGBTQ+ Film Festival. If you have an LGBTQ+ film that you would like to submit, please read the Rules & Terms below and then click on the submit button.



Eligibility Requirements

  • FilmOut San Diego is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) film festival. All submissions must be relevant to that community or your entry will be disqualified. Please do not submit any films without LGBTQ+ content.
  • Film screeners are currently accepted digitally through the film submission service Film Freeway.
  • There are screening fees required to submit to FilmOut San Diego paid through Film Freeway.
  • Submission Period: Our submission period is from November 1, 2019 - February 15, 2020. The deadline for all submissions is 11:59pm (PST) February 15, 2020.
  • If you are unable to submit via Film Freeway, please contact either (or)
  • There will be no refunds once a project has been submitted.



Acceptance Notification

  • The 2020 FilmOut San Diego LGBTQ+ Film Festival will be held April 30–May 3, 2020 at the San Diego Natural History Museum and Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA). Filmmakers whose works are officially selected will be notified no later than March 1st, 2020. Unfortunately, we DO NOT send out personalized regret letters for films that are NOT selected. However you will be notified via Film Freeway once our submission period has ended.
  • If your film is selected to the festival, you will be expected to provide your film (format to be determined by Program Director) by March 15th, 2020.
  • Film's that are available on VOD, have played in San Diego (theatrically or featured in another local film festival) or are available streaming online are not eligible.
  • Additional materials will be requested once your film has been selected: jpegs, synopsis, posters, film clips, etc.



Acceptance Terms

All selected entries do hereby grant FilmOut San Diego the right to use footage, stills, and/or titles and information from the film for promotional purposes to include, but not limited to, cable, TV, Internet, radio and print sources.


Submitting Your Film

Submissions are open from November 1, 2019 – February 15, 2020. Click the button below to submit your film: