2011 Call For Submissions

The Rhino in the Room Film Festival is taking place in November of 2011 in Lethbridge, Alberta Canada. It is a visual space for artists to express and highlight experiences relating to queer issues. This festival will showcase the incredible diversity of queer issues and artists working in Canada and internationally. We invite you to submit work for consideration.
We desire films and videos, about or of interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual or queer identifying individuals.

  • We desire work that challenges stereotypes and pre-assigned gender identities,
  • We desire work that pokes at and tears away hetero-normative narratives,
  • We desire work that pushes boundaries, provokes thought and arouses the senses,
  • We desire work that discusses gay rights (adoption, marriage, military, community)
  • or that chronicles, expresses, relates, and describes human right violations; serious and heartbreaking issues such as bullying, discrimination, harassment, and hate crimes,
  • We desire work that expresses and celebrates our lives, loves and desires.

We encourage all independent, D.I.Y, no/low budget filmmakers, students, professionals, film enthusiasts and those who just love film to submit shorts or full feature experimental, narrative, visual poetry, documentary, live action, claymation, stop motion…and anything else we might have left out.

Exhibition Format

The film must be available for exhibition on one of the following formats: DVD, NTSC/PAL DVD (4:3, 16:9, or anamorphic).

Press Kit

please submit an electronic press kit on CD/DVD with your submission.
The press kit should include:
1) a synopsis, production credits and press information regarding your film/video,
2) (optional) – high-resolution still photos (captioned with who appears in the stills and who the photo is credited to) suitable for use on the festival website, print program, and press materials.
If you would like your materials returned to you, please enclose a stamped (with correct postage), self-addressed mailer (we’re non-profit and every dollar counts!).

So with all of that out of the way you can send your submission to:
Rhinointheroom@gmail.com or mail to:
Rhino in the Room
c/o: 1206 6 Ave South
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1J 1A4
The deadline for submissions is:  September 30th 2011

Contact us with any concerns or comments you might have.


2 responses to “2011 Call For Submissions

  1. Carmela Serrano


    I’m interested in applying for a submission and I’m just wondering if you have any time limits for the shorts. I have a 5 minute short and would very much like to submit it but I’m worried with the time limits that you’ve got, if you have one.


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