Thank you to everyone that participated in our inaugural event! We are pleased to announce our second year. Stay tuned for more details. 

THAW a collection of comedic short films designed to melt away the winter blues with submissions from Maine and around the world. Warm up with a live stand-up comedy pre-show.

Submissions for the 2020 program are now OPEN!



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FLIQ: Films Lavished In Queerdom is happy to be celebrating it’s second year in Portland, Maine. The program premieres this summer. FLIQ seeks submissions containing LGBTQ+ characters and storylines with the goal of providing a platform for queer filmmakers and allies to celebrate our community and their stories. For too long queer characters have been relegated to foils for their cis/straight counterparts devoid of depth. We want to prove our deaths are more than plot points and our lives are about more than our identity. As serious as we are about providing a platform for the queer community, that doesn’t mean we don’t have a sense of humor. Films can include anything from Sapphic Musicals to Trans SciFi. Heck, send us a documentary about the underground bear culture of the three-ring circus. We want to see it all as long as it’s in the 1-20 minute range.

Live preshow and post-show award ceremony.

Film submissions open soon!