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 TheAudienceAwards.com 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
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
CONTACT: Paige Williams, Audience Awards Founder & CEOemail@example.com