Reel Pride: 2019 CALL for Submissions to the Reel Pride 16th Canadian LGBTTQ* Short Films Competition, Deadline August 6

The Reel Pride Film Festival celebrates its 34th year in Winnipeg from October 15th to 20th, 2019. We hold the Reel Pride 16th Canadian LGBTTQ* Short Films Competition on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019.

Submissions for this 2019 CALL are now open and will close on Tuesday, August 6 at 2 pm, CDT. I encourage filmmakers to make your submission to our Reel Pride 16th annual Canadian LGBTTQ* Short Film Competition and tell others of the CALL.

Here are some of the important points to follow about your film:

  • must be Canadian.
  • 20 minutes total running time maximum (including credits).
  • completed on or after January 1, 2016.
  • have a clear lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit or Queer
    expression and content in theme, story, actor(s) and/or setting.
  • can be a fiction or non-fiction and should be of interest to the LGBTQ community
  • genre can be a biography, comedy, documentary, youth, animation, live action, experimental, drama or narrative.
  • this CALL has no submitting fee.
  • 'Official Selection' filmmakers receive an honorarium after the screening.

There are two Choice Awards, each with two prizes:

RBC Audience Choice Award – chosen by the competition Audience

Jury Choice Award – chosen by the competition Jury

William F White Inc generously donates two $1000 gift certificates;
one for each Choice Award winner.

RBC Royal Bank generously sponsors two $250 cash prizes;
one for each Choice Award winner.

NEW for 2019 - Winnipeg Film Group Award

for the best Manitoba Short Film in this 2019 competition, chosen by the Jury
WFG Award includes a gift certificate for WFG workshops up to $250., equipment rental from WFG in $250., and studio services at WFG up to $120.

Please monitor the updates for this CALL, for the online Submission forms and for the Awards on our Reel Pride Shorts webpage:

I know you will carefully complete the required information for the online submission.

Thank you for your fabulous interest in quality LGBTTQ film making.

Please forward this to information to other film makers that you know who have an interest in our Reel Pride 16th Canadian LGBTTQ* Short Films Competition.


Ron Lambert,


Canadian LGBTTQ* Short Films Competition,

REEL PRIDE Film Festival

Reel Pride Film Festival – Canada's longest running Queer Film Festival in Winnipeg!