Announcing: The LGBT Online Coming Out Film Festival. Submit your film now!

The LGBT National Help Center is excited to announce the 1st annual LGBT Online Coming Out Film Festival (, premiering online October 11, 2024, National Coming Out Day.

We are the very first queer film festival to focus exclusively on the coming out experience.  The LGBT National Help Center has been supporting the LGBTQ+ community for more than a quarter century, and one of our many programs is the LGBT National Coming Out Support Hotline (  We know that every coming out experience is different and unique.  Many of those we speak with are afraid and isolated, and queer films can often be a critical connection to our community.

The LGBT Online Coming Out Film Festival will give a chance for creators to share their vision of what coming out is, or what coming out could be, to a wide audience.

Submissions of films are now open and run through August 1st.  Selected films will premier on National Coming Out Day, October 11th 2024 and will be stay viewable for at least six months.  Creators are free to submit their films anywhere else and also showcase elsewhere during the run of the Film Festival.

LGBTQ film creators provide a unique vision and voice, and we are honored to help share their work with our LGBTQ community.

 Application and more information can be found at:


For questions about the LGBT Online Coming Out Film Festival or the LGBT National Help Center, please contact at