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The following is a list of LGBT film festivals.

Name Location Established Notes
City or cities State, province or region Country
&PROUD Yangon LGBTI Film Festival Yangon Yangon Region  Myanmar 2014
Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival Tunis Tunis Tunisia 2018
Abhimani Film Festival Colombo Western Province  Sri Lanka 2006 Also known as Celluloid Rainbows, this is the oldest LGBT film festival in the South Asian region,[1] and the only LGBT film festival in Sri Lanka.[1]
Asian Queer Film Festival Tokyo Greater Tokyo Area  Japan 2007
Atlanta Film Festival Atlanta Georgia  United States 2008, 1976 (original festival) Listed for the Pink Peach Prize LGBTQ Film Award, 2008
Bangalore Queer Film Festival Bangalore Karnataka  India 2008
Bangkok Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Bangkok Bangkok Metropolitan Region  Thailand 2015
Beijing Queer Film Festival Beijing Beijing Municipality  China 2001
BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival London Greater London  United Kingdom 1986
Chennai International Queer Film Festival Chennai Chennai Metropolitan Area  India 2005
Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival Hartford Connecticut  United States 1988 Produced by Out Film CT. Connecticut's longest-running film festival.
Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival Salt Lake City Utah  United States 2003 Longest-running LGBTQ film festival in the Mountain West[2]
DOTYK Minsk Minsk Region  Belarus 2015
DIGO Goiás Goiânia  Brazil 2016
FACE à FACE Saint-Étienne Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France 2005
Fairy Tales International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Calgary Alberta  Canada 1999
FilmOut San Diego San Diego California United States 2005 San Diego's only LGBT film festival
FiveFilms4freedom Online Online  United Kingdom 2015 World's first online, global and free 10-day LGBT film festival, created by the British Council and British Film Institute, and supported by the UN Free & Equal campaign
Frameline Film Festival San Francisco California  United States 1977
Gay Film Nights Cluj-Napoca Cluj County  Romania 2004
Gaze Dublin Leinster  Ireland 1992
Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Hong Kong Hong Kong, S.A.R.  China 1989
Houston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Houston Texas  United States 1997
Image+Nation Montreal Quebec  Canada 1987
In & Out Nice Alpes-Maritimes  France 2009
Inside Out Film and Video Festival Toronto and Ottawa Ontario  Canada 1991
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival Mumbai Maharashtra  India 2010
Korea Queer Film Festival Seoul Seoul Capital Area  South Korea 2001
Kreivės Vilnius Lithuania  Lithuania 2014 The festival is open to feature films, documentaries and short films focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex themes.[3][4]
LesGaiCineMad Madrid Community of Madrid  Spain 1996
Lethal Lesbian Tel Aviv  Israel 2008 Screens independent films by and about women who love women.
Lisbon Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Lisbon Lisbon Metropolitan Area  Portugal 1997
Ljubljana LGBT Film Festival Ljubljana Central Slovenia  Slovenia 1984[5] Europe's oldest gay and lesbian film festival[6]
London Lesbian Film Festival London Ontario  Canada 1991
Mardi Gras Film Festival Sydney New South Wales  Australia 1993
Melbourne Queer Film Festival Melbourne Victoria  Australia 1991
Merlinka Festival Belgrade, Sarajevo, Podgorica Former Yugoslavia  Serbia  Bosnia and Herzegovina  Montenegro 2009
Mezipatra Brno and Prague Moravia and Bohemia  Czech Republic 2000
Milwaukee LGBT Film & Video Festival Milwaukee Wisconsin  United States 1987
Mix Copenhagen Copenhagen Copenhagen Metropolitan Area  Denmark 1986
MIX NYC New York City New York  United States 1987
National Queer Arts Festival San Francisco California  United States 1998
NewFest New York City New York  United States 1988
North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Durham North Carolina  United States 1995
Notre Dame Queer Film Festival Notre Dame Indiana  United States 2004
OUTeast Film Festival Halifax Nova Scotia  Canada 2012
Out in Africa Johannesburg and Cape Town Gauteng and Western Cape  South Africa 1994
Out North Queer Film Festival Whitehorse Yukon  Canada 2012
Out on Film Atlanta Georgia  United States 1987
Out Takes: A Reel Queer Film Festival Auckland and Wellington Auckland Region and Wellington Region  New Zealand 1995
Outfest Los Angeles California  United States 1982
Outview Film Festival[7] Athens Greece  Greece 2007
Paris Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival Paris France  France 1989 Women-only film festival featuring films by and about lesbians and feminism
Philadelphia QFest Philadelphia Pennsylvania  United States 1995
Pink Apple Zürich and Frauenfeld Canton of Zürich and Canton of Thurgau   Switzerland 1997
Pride International Film Festival Manila Metro Manila  Philippines 2004 Films specialising in HIV and AIDS awareness
Q! Film Festival Jakarta Greater Jakarta (Jabodetabek)  Indonesia 2002 Asia's largest LGBT film festival,[8] and the first in a predominantly Muslim country.[9] It was established in 2002 and closed, until further notice, in early 2017.
Queer City Cinema Regina Saskatchewan  Canada 1996
Queer Film Festival Oldenburg Oldenburg (Oldb) Niedersachsen Germany 2010
Queer Media Festival Manchester Greater Manchester  United Kingdom
Queer North Film Festival Sudbury Ontario  Canada 2016
Queersicht Bern Canton of Bern   Switzerland 1997
Rainbow Film Festival Honolulu Hawaii  United States 1989
Rainbow Reel Tokyo Tokyo Greater Tokyo Area  Japan 1992 'Rainbow Reel Tokyo' is the official new name for the 'Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival' (since 2016).
Rainbow Reels Film Festival Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario  Canada
Rainbow Visions Film Festival Edmonton Alberta  Canada 2015
Reel Affirmations Washington, D.C. District of Columbia  United States 1991
Reel Out Charlotte Charlotte North Carolina  United States 2008 'Reel Out Charlotte' is the new name for 'GayCharlotte Film Festival' (since 2018).
Reel Pride Winnipeg Manitoba  Canada 1985
Reelout Queer Film Festival Kingston Ontario  Canada 1999
Reeling Chicago Illinois  United States
Rio Festival de Gênero & Sexualidade no Cinema Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 1995 Formerly known as Rio Festival Gay de Cinema, the festival adopted its new name in 2016.
San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival San Francisco California  United States 1977
San Francisco Transgender Film Festival San Francisco California  United States 1997[10] Originally named 'Tranny Fest'
Screened Out Cablecast film festival Nationwide cablecast  United States 2007 only
Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Seattle Washington  United States 1996
Shanghai Queer Film Festival Shanghai Shanghai
 China 2017 New LGBT film festival, run by volunteers and as a not-for-profit community event;[11] opened in September 2017
ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival Shanghai Shanghai
 China 2009 Originated from ShanghaiPRIDE film screening nights in collaboration with Beijing Queer Film Festival.[12]
Side by Side Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg
('Federal Subject')
 Russia 2008
Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Albuquerque New Mexico  United States 2003
Taiwan International Queer Film Festival Taipei City Taipei–Keelung Metropolitan Area  Taiwan 2014
Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Tampa Florida  United States 1989
TLVFest Tel Aviv Gush Dan  Israel 2006
Toronto Queer Film Festival Toronto Ontario  Canada 2016
Vancouver Queer Film Festival Vancouver British Columbia  Canada 1988
Vinokino Turku and Helsinki Southwest Finland (or 'Finland Proper') and Uusimaa (or 'Nyland')  Finland 1991
West Pride Gothenburg Metropolitan Gothenburg  Sweden 2007


  1. ^ a b Rosanna Flamer Caldera (12 June 2017). "Colombo PRIDE: Challenge and Change". Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  2. ^ | title=Damn These Heels | access-date=2018-07-15}
  3. ^ "Vilniaus LGBT festivalis "Kreivės" – jau po dviejų savaičių". Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  4. ^ "Vilniaus queer festivalis "Kreivės"". (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  5. ^ SiQRD. "Ljubljana LGBT Film Festival". Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  6. ^ "Europe's oldest gay and lesbian film festival". Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  7. ^ Outview Film Festival
  8. ^ Maimunah (18 October 2008). "Indonesia's Q! Film Festival". Inside Indonesia. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  9. ^ "About Us - WHO WE ARE". Q! Film Festival. 2004. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  10. ^ "San Francisco Transgender Film Festival - About Us". San Francisco Transgender Film Festival. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  11. ^ Michael Rinaldi (16 February 2017). "New Shanghai Queer Film Festival to launch this September". Time Out Shanghai. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  12. ^