Registration is currently closed.
The selected projects will be announced at the beginning of July 2024.

You’re a future film maker? You have a feature film project about queer thematics or / about queer characters in the works?

Submit your project for the first edition of the Queer Palm Lab before the March 15, 2024.

Queer Palm Lab, what is it ?

13 years after the creation of the Queer Palm prize at the Festival de Cannes, the Queer Palm Team is thrilled to launch the Queer Palm Lab, a yearly mentoring program and a residency for 5 future filmmakers coming from all around the world.
During a year, from June 2024 to May 2025, the Queer Palm Lab team will provide guidance for each new step of development for the selected 5 projects. A network of selected professionals will be made available in order to highlight the projects and create a community of professionals and cinephiles around these films in the making.

November 3rd 2023 / March 15 2024


Inscriptions for the 1st edition of the Queer Palm Lab.

February to mid-April 2024

Project selection

First round of project selections by the Queer Palm Lab reading committee.

Mid-April to mid-May 2024

Individual interviews

Second round of project selection with one on one interviews for 15 selected projects.

May 2024 / Festival de Cannes

Selection announcements

Announcement of the final 5 projects selected for the first edition of the Queer Palm Lab.

June 2024 – April 2025


Beginning of the mentoring with a personalised program depending on the advancement of each selected project, including Zoom meetings, production of content and 15 days residency in Portugal (Fall 2024 – might change).

May 2025

Presentation at the Cannes Festival 2025

At the end of the year of mentoring, the 5 future movie makers will be invited to pitch their project et the « Queer Market » meeting, that the Queer Palm team hosts every year in Cannes during the film festival.

Appointments on site with industry professionals, producers and distributors, during the festival.

Registration opens

The Queer Palm Lab site opens registration from November 3rd 2023 to March 15 2024.

Registration form

Please fill in the registration form with all your details to be included in the selection.

Documents to be provided

Synopsis of 6 to 10 pages in PDF format. (English or French) CV with photo. Motivational letter explaining your deep desire to make this film.

Registration fees

To be included in the Queer Palm Lab selection, you will be asked to pay 70 € at the time of registration. You can pay securely online using the form.

Les inscriptions à la première édition du Queer Palm Lab sont terminées ! Rendez-vous à la prochaine édition.

Our sponsors

The Queer Palm Lab is developing partnerships with many film festivals around the world. First partner : Morelia Film Fest, which hosted the announcement of the call for projects.
The Queer Palm Lab is currently looking for new sponsors. The full list of partners will be unveiled by the end of 2024.