Years running: 10 (since 2011)

Rio Gender & Sexuality Film Festival

International LGBT Film Festival.


RIO GAY FILM FESTIVAL is a international LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual and Transgender) feature and short film festival: fiction, documentary and experimental, Brazilians and foreigners.


  • International Feature Film Competition (fiction, documentary or experimental, Brazilian and foreign feature film);
  • International Short Film Competition (fiction, documentary and experimental, Brazilian and foreign short film).
  • Diversity in Animation (DIV.A) - International Animation Competition (Brazilian and foreign short film). 
  • Special Program 


  • Best Brazilian Feature Film (Official Jury Award and Audience Award).
  • Best International Feature Film (Official Jury Award and Audience Award).
  • Best Brazilian Short Film (Official Jury Award and Audience Award).
  • Best International Short Film (Official Jury Award and Audience Award).
  • Best DIV.A - Diversity in Animation (Official Jury Award and Audience Award).
  • Best Transcinema (Official Jury Award and Audience Award).
  • Special Mentions and other awards.


  • Thematic LGBT;
  • Year of the film accepted for competition: 2016 (only Premiere in Rio de Janeiro), 2017 or 2018.
  • Films of other years can be accepted for special programs

Send to

  • Filled entry form (download in; 
  • 01 director´s headshot (JPEG); 
  • 03 film stills in high resolution (JPEG, TIFF or PSD); 
  • List of dialogue or narration in English (if there are dialogues or narration or texts over the image).
  • Film file: H264 - 1920×1080 or 1280x720 - mp4.
  • Link to download the film file - Google Drive or Dropbox or Vimeo (secret link and the password).

Subtitles language: Portuguese

Premiere Requirements

City premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

The feature and short films competition Jury will be composed by Brazilian cinema professionals, appointed by the directors of the festival.  



Rio de Janeiro

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Free Deadline
    March 24, 2018
  • Fee Deadline
    April 24, 2018
  • Event dates
    6 — 16 July 2018
Categories & Fees

Feature or short film: fiction, documentary, animation or experimental. Thematic: gender and sexuality.

  • Free Deadline — free
  • Fee Deadline — $20
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