Event Calendar

Hello Again | Opening Night

Hello Again | Opening Night

Thursday, July 27 | 7:30pm
Opening Night
Hello Again
MATCH
Admission: $12


Shorts Program | Come As You Are

Shorts Program | Come As You Are

Saturday, July 29 | 3:30pm
Shorts Program:Come As You Are
Aurora Picture Show
Admission: $10

 

Small Talk

Small Talk

Sunday, July 30 | 3:00pm
Small Talk
Asia Society Texas Center
Admission: $10

The Fabulous Allan Carr

Friday, July 28 | 7:00pm
The Fabulous Allan Carr
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Admission: $10


Bones of Contention

Bones of Contention

Saturday, July 29 | 5:15pm
Bones of Contention
Rice Media Center
Admission: $10


Maurice | 4k Restoration

Maurice | 4k Restoration

Sunday, July 30 | 5:00pm
Maurice
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Admission: $10

In a Glass Cage | Rare 35mm Print

In a Glass Cage | Rare 35mm Print

Friday, July 28 | 9:00pm
In a Glass Cage
Rice Media Center
Admission: $10


Desert Hearts | 4k Restoration

Desert Hearts | 4k Restoration

Saturday, July 29 | 7:00pm
Desert Hearts
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Admission: $10


Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland

Sunday, July 30 | 8:00pm
Tom of Finland
Rice Media Center
Admission: $10

Julio of Jackson Heights

Julio of Jackson Heights

Saturday, July 29 | 1:30pm
Julio of Jackson Heights
RIPCORD
Admission: FREE

 

Both Ways | Digital Restoration

Both Ways | Digital Restoration

Saturday, July 29 | 9:45pm
Both Ways
Rice Media Center       Admission: $10
No one under 18 admitted


Thirsty | Closing Night

Thirsty | Closing Night

Monday, July 31 | 7:30pm
Closing Night
Thirsty
Rice Media Center
Admission: $10


Venue Locations and Details

Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd
Houston, TX 77004
713.496.9901
General Admission: $10

Aurora Picture Show
2442 Bartlett
Houston, TX 77098
713.868.2101
General Admission: $10

MATCH | DiverseWorks
3400 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002
713.223.8346
General Admission: $12

Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Brown Auditorium/Caroline Weiss Law Building/1001 Bissonnet/Houston, TX 77005
713.639.7300
General Admission: $10

Rice Cinema
Rice Media Center/University Blvd at Stockton Dr, Entrance 8
Houston, TX 77005
713.348.4853
General Admission: $10

RIPCORD
715 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006
713.521.2792
General Admission: Free

 
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                   QFest is a sponsored project of The Aurora Picture Show

                   QFest is a sponsored project of The Aurora Picture Show

MISSION STATEMENT

QFest is dedicated to promoting the arts as a powerful tool for communication and cooperation among diverse communities by presenting programs by, about, and of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community.


QFest is a sponsored project of Aurora Picture Show, a 501c3 presenting artist-made, non-commercial film and video, and dedicated to expanding the cinematic experience and promoting the understanding and appreciation of the moving image.


ABOUT QFEST

The story of QFest begins in 1996, when a group of maverick arts organizations collaborated and created The First Annual Houston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, better known as The HGLFF. Inaugurated by Loris Bradley of DiverseWorks, Liz Empleton of Rice Cinema, Sarah Gish of Landmark Theatres, and Marian Luntz of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The HGLFF would soon grow to include Steve Buck of The Angelika Film Center and Andrea Grover of The Aurora Picture Show. In its early years as a multi-venue annual event, The Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) served as the festival’s non-profit fiscal sponsor. The first co-presidents of the HGLFF were Gudrun Klein and Andrew Edmonson, followed by Margaret Zigman and Ernie Manouse. In 2005, Margaret Zigman became the festival’s President.

In 2006, the festival’s tenth anniversary, under then-Board President Sixto Wagan, Rob Arcos, formerly of Landmark Theatres, was named Festival Director and Kristian Salinas was named Program Director. Now charged with creating its own program, the festival condensed its previous two week run into a five-day weekend. In 2007, led by new Executive Director Kristian Salinas, The HGLFF’s 11th year launched with a new name – QFest.

Entering its 21st year, QFest is proud to have Aurora Picture Show as its new Fiscal Sponsor. Sharing philosophies and missions, Aurora Picture Show and QFest mutually benefit one another through their partnership, and as a result, positively impacts the cultural landscape of the Greater Houston Area.


QFest Staff

Kristian Salinas | Artistic Director
Kristian’s involvement with QFest dates back to 1996, when he served on the Festival’s first Advisory Committee. An RTF graduate at The University of Texas at Austin, Kristian has been involved in nearly every facet within the arts and entertainment industry, having worked for Rice Cinema, MFAH Films, Landmark Theatres, Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP), Reinhart Marketing, and The Angelika Film Center. While living in Los Angeles, Kristian was the Senior Programmer at Outfest 2003: The 21st Annual Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. He also enjoyed a successful freelance career as a copywriter, publicist, online marketing specialist, and festival-programming consultant.

 

QFest

Mail: ℅ Aurora Picture Show
2442 Bartlett Street
Houston, TX 77098

Email: qfesthouston@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QFestHouston

 
Kristian Salinas | Artistic Director 


Kristian Salinas | Artistic Director 

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