Seattle Queer Film Festival


Years running: 27 (since 1996)

Seattle Queer Film Festival

International Queer Film Festival.


Seattle Queer Film Festival, formerly known as The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, to provide access to films by, for, and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and their families, and a forum for LGBTQ filmmakers to share and discuss their work with audiences. 

 Seattle Queer Film Festival has been a part of the Greater Seattle LGBT community and beyond since 1996 and has become the largest festival of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The festival has garnered national recognition for showcasing extraordinary and award-winning work. Regionally, the festival is also an important venue in the local Seattle film scene, and inspires members of our community to express their creativity through film and video. We annually award juried and audience awards to films selected for the festival.


Jury awards:

  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Documentary Film
  • Best Short Film
  • Most Innovative Short Film

Audience awards:

  • Favorite Narrative Feature
  • Favorite Documentary Feature
  • Favorite Gay Short Film
  • Favorite Lesbian Short Film
  • Favorite Transgender Film
  • Favorite Local Film


  • Submit via FilmFreeway.
  • Audio language: original
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Danny Tayara (Festival Director).



United States

Official Website



 Three Dollar Bill Cinema
1122 E. Pike St. #1313
Seattle, WA 98122
United States

Phone: (206) 323-4274

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    February 09, 2022
  • Earlybird Deadline
    April 01, 2022
  • Regular Deadline
    July 01, 2022
  • Late Deadline
    July 22, 2022
  • Notifications
    September 15, 2022
  • Event Dates
    13 — 23 October 2022
Categories & Fees

Documentary films that are 40 minutes or longer.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Late Deadline — $30

Any genre of film that runs less than 40 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $25

Narrative films that are 40 minutes or longer.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Late Deadline — $30

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