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We are a green festival so we only accept submissions online! Submit via FilmFreeway!

Awards & Prizes


Trophies and awards will be given for:


Best Feature Film
Best Short Film 
Jury Award

Best Unproduced Screenplay (Short and Feature)
Best SC FIlm

Honorable Mention Awards

Best Actor/Actress Awards

Best Director Awards

Official Sponsor "Final Draft" will award the best unproduced screenplay categories with Final Draft Scriptwriting software!  InkTip will also provide free listings to screenwriters as well as subscriptions to all official selections and winners.


Rules & Terms


Filmmakers who have film chosen as an official selection must provide exhibition copies in NTSC Blu Ray or DVD format by September 20th. If not received by then, then your film will be removed from the screening schedule. 


The 2018 festival is for films produced January 2015 or after.


If the film is not in English, then it must have English subtitles.


​All submissions are screened and evaluated by the TeaDance Preview and Selection Committee, appointed by the festival steering committee. Judges decisions are Final.


The submission of a film to the TeaDance Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will be considered to be an acknowledgement of the festival rules.


Participation in TeaDance Gay & Lesbian Film Festival implies the authorization to use the entered film for Internet and TV promotion of this and future festivals


​TeaDance Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will determine the date and time when submissions will be shown and while every effort will be made to follow screening times as printed in the festival program, TeaDance cannot be held accountable for changes to the schedule after the festival line-up is announced.


The Festival will not be responsible for the cost of receiving any additional materials i.e. DVDs, posters, photos, etc.


​Once a film has been accepted, it cannot be withdrawn from the competition unless the filmmaker has already submitted another film. In this event, TeaDance Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will not be liable to refund the fee or return the materials entered.


TeaDance reserves the right to refuse to screen any submission deemed by the festival to be overly offensive, violent or racist.







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