Tels Quels Festival / LGBT Shortfilm ()

Tels Quels Festival / LGBT shortfilm


25 Apr 2020
Call for entries

15 Nov 2020
Festival closed

15 Dec 2020
Notification date

07 Jan 2021
10 Jan 2021


Place de la Liberté 4,  1000, Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium

Festival description
Short film festival 25'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  25'<
 Any language
French English
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Festival start: 07 January 2021      Festival end: 10 January 2021

LGBT Shortfilm Festival

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to postpone our festival to a later date in 2021.
As soon as we have the new dates, we will keep you informed.

The Jury Prize: 1,500 €

The Audience Award: 1,000 €

The Best Screenplay: 500 €

The Price of the Selection Committee: 500 €

34th Tels Quels Festival
LGBT Short Film Contest


The "Tels Quels Festival" will be run by the non-profit making association "Tels Quels" in Brussel on January 2021.
The Tels Quels Festival is an event aimed at the general public, designed to promote and spread the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) Culture. In this framework, a LGBT Short Film Contest is being held.


Each film submitted must respect the following set of rules:

• Be a fiction, an animated or a documentary short film;

• Have some sort of connection with LGBT themes ;

• Be of less than 25 minutes ;

• Have finished production or have been projected in public for the first time after the 1st January 2019 ;

• Be available in mp4 codec H264 – 10 Mb – 1920 x 1080

• Possess english or French subtitle.


An online form of submission must be completed and the film uploaded:

There are two possibilities for submitting a short film:

The short film must be registered and uploaded on one of those platforms:
• Festhome:

Or an online form must be filed on the Festival website and a web link must be provided for screening the short film (like Vimeo).
The submission will only be confirmed after reception of those.
Submitting a film is free of charge.

4. JURY & prizes

The jury is comprised of a chair and seven members at most, professionals of the cinematographic and audiovisual fields, figures from Belgium and abroad, and delegates of LGBT associations. The roll of jury members will be published on the website of Tels Quels.

All questions shall be decided by a majority of the judges. In case of an equality of votes the Chair shall have a casting vote.

The Jury Award: 1.500 €
The Public Award: 1.000 €
The Best Script Award: 500 €
The Selection Board Award: 500 €

The jury’s decision will be final.


A selection board, chosen by the host, wills decide which film will be selected for the Contest. Only the films selected by this board will be presented during the Festival’s Contest. A list of the films selected will be available on in the beginning of January 2021. Once a film has been submitted to the board, it can not be withdrawn.


The selection of a film implies the authorization of an ex gratia projection during the Festival (in Brussel but also decentralized, with a maximum of 3 decentralizations), as well as of excerpts on televisions and internet on the purpose of promoting the event (excerpt limited to 15% of the film’s full duration, a trailer can be use instead).


The organization committee shall have the exclusive right to litigate with the interested parties and is not responsible in any way for the cancelation of the event. Participating at the Festival implies unconditional acceptance of the present regulation. Only the regulation in French shall be considered authentic. In the event of any dispute on said regulation, only the Belgian legislation shall rule.



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