Side by Side LGBT Film Festival

10th edition

Nov 16 - Nov 25, 2018
St. Petersburg, Russia

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short

Mission / description Side by Side Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) International Film Festival aims to establish free open cultural spaces in which homosexual and transgendered persons are able to affirm, question and extend their identities. We call for the elimination of all forms of discrimination and inequality based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity and gender expression.

Through the medium of high-quality, intelligent film we seek to create a forum for discussion with society at large dismantling myths and obsolete stereotypes that continue to hamper the development of the LGBT community in Russia.

By generating a positive dialogue we endeavour to facilitate change, fostering respect of human rights of LGBT persons and fundamentally bringing about greater tolerance and broader acceptance of minority groups within Russian society today.

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Class Founded: 2007
Festival category: C (national relevance, national player)
Dates Open call: May 16, 2017

Late deadline: Aug 30, 2017

Notification date: Sep 15, 2017

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Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: The BOBIK Award
General rules Submission Guidelines:

In order to be environmentally friendly, save space and time if possible please submit your film including the FilmFestivalLife online screener.

With your submission please include film synopsis and press kit or promotion materials (if available).

If you would like to send a DVD and hard copy materials please send to the address below:

Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival
Westpost PL 109
Box: 1243, Lappeenranta, 53101

If you have any questions regarding submission please contact Manny de Guerre at the above email address.

Due to the high level of submissions and volume of work we will only be able to contact you if the film is selected. If your film does not make the selection first time round your submission is kept on record and is considered for future programming. Thank you for your understanding and good luck with your film submission!