Sicilia Queer Film Fest


Years running: 12 (since 2011)

Sicilia Queer Film Fest

International LGBT Film Festival.


SICILIA QUEER filmfest — International LGBT Film Festival and New Visions is a project that aims, through film and audiovisuals, to go against any kind of social discrimination, to defend and support the culture of diversity (sexual orientation, ways of living and thinking, etc.) and to raise a greater awareness of the positive contribution related to the differences. The Festival will promote the artistic and expressive form of the short film and give visibility to independent authors as well as to marginal and experimental activities.

In addition to various non-competitive sections, the festival presents two different competitive sections:

  • Queer Short: International Shorts Competitio. Competitive section for works related to queer issues in a broad sense. Any genre is permitted (fiction, documentary, animation, music video, experimental films) except for commercials and TV jingles and titles.
  • International New Vision Prize: International Fiction Feature Films and Documentary Competition. Competitive section for debut films and second films, for debuting directors or for films considered as innovative under other points of view, not necessarily related to queer issues.


  • International New Visions Award: a prize of 1000€ (one thousand euros/00) to the best feature film.
  • Queer Short Award: a prize of 500€ (five hundred euros/00) to the best short film.


  • Only short films relatable to queer issues in a broad sense, completed after January 1st, 2020 are eligible for the competition. The running time must not exceed 25’ of total duration.
  • Filmmakers willing to enter the competition must send a DVD or a streaming link or upload a file following the directions in the entry form on the Filmfreeway or Festhome platforms.
  • Subtitles language: Italian, English or French

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Andrea Inzerillo (FESTIVAL DIRECTOR)




Official Website



Via Re Federico, 23
90138 – Palermo


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    January 07, 2022
  • Deadline
    February 15, 2022
  • Regular Deadline
    March 15, 2022
  • Late Deadline
    April 05, 2022
  • Notifications
    April 20, 2022
  • Event Dates
    30 May — 5 June 2022
Categories & Fees

Only short films relatable to queer issues in a broad sense. The running time must not exceed 25 minutes of total duration.

  • Deadline — €11
  • Regular Deadline — €17
  • Late Deadline — €23

International Feature Film Competition

  • Deadline — €23
  • Regular Deadline — €29
  • Late Deadline — €35

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