The DGLFF takes place this year from Friday 20 to Sunday 29 September 2019.
Submissions are free of charge and are open to all short films, documentaries and feature films that speak to the LGBTIQ+ community, including gender identity and sexuality.
The Festival has no budget to pay screening fees, so please consider this in your submission. All films must be available as online screeners and digital/online exhibition files (DCP, disc, flash drive files only by special arrangement).
All films must have English subtitles where applicable, if spoken dialogue is not already in English.
Films, once selected, will be sent to the South African Film & Publications Board for festival-only exemption from Classification application. Therefore it is very important that you identify the key classifiable elements (e.g. violence, sex, nudity, strong language) when submitting this application.
Submissions close off 31 May 2019 and final selection will be made (for FPB application) by 10 June 2019.
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Founded in 2011, the Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (DGLFF) is the longest running operational LGBTIQ+ film festival in Africa and has successfully held 8 festivals so far, taking place in Durban on the east coast of South Africa..
As an independent platform for filmmakers from South Africa and across the world to specifically deal with issues relating to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Intersex and Queer/Questioning + (LGBTIQ+) community, the DGLFF will showcase new and innovative motion pictures, documentaries, shorts and related productions whilst conducting workshops, debates and talks on past LGBTI movies, productions processes, film writing and how the visual medium affects and is affected by the community across the world. Special emphasis is placed on Durban and KwaZulu-Natal filmmakers, especially those that deal with human rights and issues of human sexuality in their work. This will not exclude by any means individuals and stories from mainstream cinema, but will allow the LGBTI community to celebrate and explore ideas, concepts and tales of resonating interest with them.