Up & Left: LGBTQ Short Film Showcase is open for entries awarding $1,000 for your short film!

May 21, 2015

The Pride Foundation and The Audience Awards are inviting filmmakers to submit their relevant films for the opportunity to garner support, exposure and a piece of the $1000 prize.


The Pride Foundation and The Audience Awards are providing a platform for filmmakers to present their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and queer (LGBTQ) film works to the world! Films submitted to Up & Left: An LGBTQ Short Film Competition are to be relevant and focus on LGBTQ life and issues, and must be under 30 minutes in length. Submissions are currently open (you can submit here) and will remain open until June 1, 2015. The competition will start on June 2, and will end on June 11, 2015.

The entry fee is $30 and you will get a filmmaker page where you can connect with fellow filmmakers and, of course, your audience. On The Audience Awards, the films with the most votes wins! Filmmakers who submit their short films have a chance to win $1000 in prizes with the First Place winner receiving $500, Second Place $350 and Third Place $150.

Submitting your films to TheAudienceAwards.com will give you incredible exposure to help your filmmaking career. The Audience Awards provides a unique opportunity in the form of press and social media engagement unlike anywhere else.

“The Audience Award not only gives a voice to filmmakers, it opens the flood gates for each artist to experience another’s work.” Audience Award winning filmmaker Michael Kehoe said, “I was able to screen so many talented filmmakers on The Audience Award site that I would not have been able to otherwise.”

So what are you waiting for? Submit those LGBTQ short films! Don’t have one yet? You have time! Get creating! Just make sure that you submit it by June 1st at the latest. Your audience is waiting!

Check out upcoming competitions here.

The Audience Awards is film’s marketing platform. We connect filmmakers, businesses and audiences through short film competitions where the audience chooses the winners. Our competitions reach a wide audience and gain global exposure for brands through film.


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