The FIrst & Only LGBTQ+ Digital Shorts Festival
Dedicated to celebrating short-form content by and for the LGBTQ community, is now accepting web and new media content submissions. Based in Hollywood, California, OWF's mission is to provide the opportunity for all queer content creators to connect with the global community and celebrate the progressive evolution of LGBTQ entertainment. OWF breaks the mold of other festivals by giving prominence and voice to the honest and unfiltered digital short-form storytelling that does not hinge on access to resources, lofty budgets, or elite “movers and shakers” in the industry.
In the 21st Century short-form video content leads as the hottest and fastest growing category in digital entertainment and we believe it is the perfect forum to share the singular perspectives of queer culture that make our stories some of the most innovative, ground-breaking, and unique in the world. OWF introduces international and local web content creators, producers, and viewers to diverse programming that acknowledges the cultural significance of this revolutionary intersection of medium and storytelling.
This three-day festival will feature workshops and panels with industry experts, as well as screenings with live audiences. The festival will conclude with an awards ceremony and closing night party.
Early submissions began November 1st, 2016
Selections were notified April 15th, 2017
The Festival begins May 12th and runs until May 14th, 2017