all fruits ripe

independent series for queer filmmakers


What does LGBTQIA+ mean?

AFR supports practitioners that identify as the following: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual. This is sometimes referred to by some as the umbrella term ‘queer’. AFR is a trans-inclusive platform; supporting non-binary, agender, and two-spirit practitioners as well.

What is a Global Majority background?

AFR prioritises working with individuals and groups that have been historically racialised as ‘ethnic minorities.’ This includes Black, Asian, Dual-Heritage, and folks indigenous to the Global South. Collectively, these groups make up around 80% of the world’s population, hence ‘Global Majority’ background.

I’m not from a Global Majority Background but identify as lGBTQIA+. can i Still Submit my film?

Anyone can submit their film as part of our annual programme. Precedence, however, is given to projects with a credited director, screenwriter or producer who identifies as LGBTQIA+ of a Global Majority background as these groups are historically marginalised within film and cinema.


How Do i submit My film to AFR?

If you would like to submit a film to AFR as part of our annual programme, click the ‘submit film‘ link in the navigation bar of the website and fill out the form provided.

What are the requirements for submission?

All submitted films must have a run time of 40 minutes or less and have a credited director, producer or screenwriter that identifies as LGBTQIA+ of Global Majority heritage. Films with credited practitioners that identify as either LGBTQIA+ OR a person of Global Majority background will still be considered.

How long will it take to receive feedback?

Successful applicants will be contacted for a potential screening date. Due to the volume of submissions, we cannot give feedback to all applicants.


I would like to host an AFR event at My organisation. How do I get involved?

AFR is open to partnerships with organisations, businesses, brands, collectives and spaces interested in hosting an AFR screening, event or workshop. If that sounds like you, write to us at with the subject ‘host partner’ and we’ll be in touch. Examples of who we’ve worked with can be found on our programming page.


I would Like to Sponsor an AFR Event. How Do i Get Involved?

AFR is open to partnerships with brands and media outlets interested in supporting the diversification of film and cinema. If you would like to support AFR’s programming through funding, media coverage, or collaborative development, write to us at with the subject ‘media partner’ and we’ll be in touch.