Call for Entries

This is an open call for entries of compelling and relevant films focused on LGBTQ life and issues.

The Pride Foundation and The Audience Awards invite filmmakers to gain invaluable exposure and offer

$1000 in prizes.

The Pride Foundation and The Audience Awards are sponsoring a video competition where filmmakers

from all over the world are invited and encouraged to submit short films for The Pride Foundation’s Up &

Left LGBTQ Short Film Competition. The films are to be relevant and focus on LGBTQ life and issues and

must be under 30 minutes in length.

The entry fee is $30 and the filmmaker will be provided a filmmaker page where they connect with fellow

filmmakers and audiences. Filmmakers who submit their short films have a chance to win $1000 in prizes.

Pride Foundation will give the films with the most votes $1000 in prizes. The Audience Awards will give the

First Place winner $500, Second Place $350 and Third Place $150.

Submitting films to will give filmmakers the needed exposure to help their

filmmaking career. The Audience Awards provides a unique opportunity in the form of press and social

media engagement unlike anywhere else.

“The Audience Award not only gives a voice to filmmakers, it opens the flood gates for each artist to

experience another’s work. I was able to screen so many talented film makers on the Audience Award site

that I would not have been able to otherwise.” Audience Award wining filmmaker Michael Kehoe

Competition launches on June 2nd on The Audience Awards website. It is free for audience members to sign

up, watch, and vote for their favorite films. Audience members are allowed to vote for their favorite films

once a day.

Submissions for the Up & Left LGBTQ Short Film Competition started on March 9th and will continue until

June 1st. Voting will then begin on June 2nd and will run through June 11th.

About Pride Foundation

The goal of the Pride Foundation is to inspire giving and to expand opportunities and advance full equality

for LGBTQ people across the Northwest. Pride Foundation is a regional community foundation serving the

Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Their vision is a world where all

LGBTQ youth, adults, and families can enjoy the freedom to live safely, openly, and genuinely. About The

Audience Awards

The Audience Awards is film’s social network, hosting online short film competitions where the audience

chooses the winners. They connect audiences to filmmakers, film festivals, films schools and businesses

through video competitions that award money to independent filmmakers and provide an audience for

their films. The Audience Awards also provide businesses quality branded video content and deep brand

engagement through user generated content competitions that reach a business’s target demographic and

increase global exposure. Entrepreneur, Forbes and Inc. recently recognized The Audience Awards for its

innovative platform.

CONTACT: Paige Williams, Audience Awards Founder & CEO/406.532.5398/