FilmOut San Diego


Years running: 27 (since 1998)

FilmOut San Diego

International LGBT Film Festival.


The mission of FilmOut San Diego is to enlighten, educate, and entertain the communities of San Diego County & beyond through the exhibition of LGBT-themed films. FilmOut San Diego seeks to recognize, promote, celebrate and support the important diverse artistic contributions LGBT filmmakers make to our community. 


  • Best of LGBTQ Short Films


  • LGBT-films only.
  • More than one entry may be submitted, but separate Entry Forms are required. 
  • Film screeners are currently accepted digitally through the film submission service FilmFreeway, or by providing us with a secured screening link/password if you do not want to sign up for FilmFreeway. If you are unable to submit via FilmFreeway, please contact either (or) for further instructions.
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Program director: Michael McQuiggan



United States
San Diego

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2358 University Avenue #1869
San Diego, CA 92104
United States


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    March 01, 2024
  • Deadline
    May 31, 2024
  • Notifications
    July 05, 2024
  • Event Dates
    12 — 15 September 2024
Categories & Fees
  • Deadline — $30

We accept any Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender-themed Short Film that is 20 minutes or less.

  • Deadline — $20

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