22nd Annual QFest Houston Lineup

We are excited to announce the lineup for our 22nd Annual QFest! Ticket links are live!

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 The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Opening Night: The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Dir: Desiree Akhavan | 2018 | 90 min | USA

Thursday, July 26th | 7:30pm | Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | $10

Afterparty | 9:30pm | Brasil Cafe

 Reinventing Marvin

Reinventing Marvin

In Competition: Reinventing Marvin (Marvin ou la belle éducation)

Texas Premiere

Dir: Anne Fontaine | 2017 | France | In French with English Subtitles

Friday, July 27th | 7:00pm | Rice Cinema  | $10

 The Heiresses

The Heiresses

Special Screening: The Heiresses (Las herederas)

US Premiere

Dir: Marcelo Marinessi | 2018 | 97 min | Paraguay | In Spanish with English Subtitiles

Friday, July 27th | 7:00pm | Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | $10

 Call Me sis

Call Me sis

In Competition: Call Me sis

Texas Premiere

Dir: Lee Sang-Woo | 2018 | 107 min | South Korea  | In Korean with English Subtitles

Friday, July 27th | 7:30pm | Asia Society Texas Center | $10

 Kill the Monsters

Kill the Monsters

In Competition: Kill the Monsters

texas premiere

Dir: Ryan Lonergan | 2018 | 78 min | USA

Friday, July 27th | 9:30pm | Rice Cinema | $10

 The Sign for Love

The Sign for Love

In Competition: The Sign for Love

texas premiere

Dir: Iris Ben Moshe & Elad Cohen | 2017 | 75 min | Israel | In Hebrew with English Subtitles

Saturday, July 28th | 12:00pm | Rice Cinema 2 | FREE

 Señorita María, La Falda De La Montaña

Señorita María, La Falda De La Montaña

In Competition: Señorita María, La Falda De La Montaña

texas premiere

Dir: Rubén Mendoza | 2017 | 90 min | Colombia | In Spanish with English Subtitiles

Saturday, July 28th | 1:00pm | Rice Cinema | $10

 This Spring

This Spring

In Competition: This Spring (Au printemps tu verras)

international premiere

Dir: Nicolas Gerifaud | 2017 | 62 min | France | In French with English Subtitles

Saturday, July 28th | 1:30pm | Rice Cinema 2 | FREE

 The Year I Lost My Mind

The Year I Lost My Mind

In Competition: The Year I Lost My Mind (Jahr des Tigers)

US premiere

Dir: Tor Iben | 2017 | 85 min | Germany | In German with English Subtitles

Saturday, July 28th | 3:00pm | Rice Cinema | $10

 Tempting Devils

Tempting Devils

In Competition: Tempting Devils (Que le diable nous emporte)

north american premiere | Presented in 3D

Dir: Jean-Claude Brisseau | 2018 | 98 min | France | In French with English Subtitiles

Saturday, July 28th | 5:00pm | Studio Movie Grill Pearland | $12

No one under 17 admitted

 They

They

Special Screening: They

texas premiere

Dir: Anahita Ghazvinizadeh | 2017 | 80 min | USA

Saturday, July 28th | 5:30pm | Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | $10

 The Story of the Stone

The Story of the Stone

In Competition: The Story of the Stone

north american premiere

Dir: Starr Wu | 2018 | 106 min | Taiwan | In Mandarin with English Subtitles 

Saturday, July 28th | 6:30pm | Rice Cinema | $10

 Sidney & Friends

Sidney & Friends

In Competition: Sidney & Friends

Texas premiere

Dir: Tristan Aitchison | 2018 | 75 min | UK

Saturday, July 28th | 7:00pm | Houston Museum of African American Culture | FREE

 Dances

Dances

Competition Shorts: Do Queers Dream of Neon Sheep?

Dir: Various | 2017, 2018 | 93 min | Various

Saturday, July 28th | 7:30pm | Aurora Picture Show | $10

 He Loves Me

He Loves Me

In Competition: He Loves Me

North American premiere

Dir: Konstantinos Menelaou | 2017 | 72 min | Greece/UK

Saturday, July 28th | 9:00pm | Rice Cinema | $10

 Dear Fredy

Dear Fredy

In Competition: Dear Fredy

North american premiere

Dir: Rubi Gat | 2017 | 74 min | Israel | In Hebrew and Czech with English Subtitles

Sunday, July 29th | 12:00pm | Rice Cinema 2 | FREE

 Grey Violet - Odd One Out

Grey Violet - Odd One Out

In Competition: Grey Violet - Odd One Out (Grey Violet - silmätikku)

Texas Premiere

Dir: Reeta Aalto | 2017 | 54 min | Finland | In Russian and Finnish with English Subtitles

Sunday, July 29th | 1:30pm | Rice Cinema 2 | FREE

 Cracking Nuts

Cracking Nuts

In Competition: Cracking Nuts

us premiere

Dir: Tolgay Hiçyilmaz | 2018 | 93 min | Turkey | In Turkish with English Subtitles

Sunday, July 29th | 2:00pm | Rice Cinema | $10

 Air

Air

In Competition: Air (Luft)

north american premiere

Dir: Anatol Schuster | 2017 | 92 min | Germany | In German with English Subtitles

Sunday, July 29th | 4:00pm | Rice Cinema | $10

 Misty Eyes

Misty Eyes

In Competition: Misty Eyes (Los Ojos Llorosos)

texas premiere

Dir: Cristián Pellegrini | 2018 | 100 min | Argentina | In Spanish with English Subtitles

Sunday, July 29th | 6:00pm | Rice Cinema | $10

 School of the Holy Beast

School of the Holy Beast

Revival: School of the Holy Beast (Seijû gakuen)

Rare 35 MM Print

Dir: Noribumi Suzuki | 1974 | 91 min | Japan | In Japanese with English Subtitles

Sunday, July 29th | 8:00pm | Rice Cinema | $10

 1985

1985

Awards Night | Closing Night: 1985

Dir: Yen Tan | 2018 | 85 min | USA

Awards Presentation: 7:00pm | Film Screening: 7:30pm | Reception: 9:00pm

Monday, July 30th | Rice Cinema | $10

 
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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 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 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.

In 2017, QFest became a sponsored project of longtime collaborator Aurora Picture Show, a partnership that has positively impacted the cultural landscape of the Greater Houston Area. Now in its 22nd year, QFest welcomes Michael Robinson as the festival's Co-Artistic Director. A recent graduate of Rice University, Michael curated 2018's competition shorts.


 

QFest

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

Email: qfesthouston@gmail.com

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

 
 
 Kristian Salinas

Kristian Salinas

Kristian Salinas | Artistic Director
Kristian’s involvement with QFest dates back to 1996, when he served on the Festival’s first Advisory Committee. A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin's Radio-TV-Film program, 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). and Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts. in 2003, Kristian served a stint as Senior Programmer at Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

 Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson | Co-Artistic Director

Michael’s involvement with QFest is quite recent, joining the festival in the summer of 2017. A recent graduate of Rice University, Michael gained experience and familiarity with the Houston film landscape working at Rice Cinema as a projectionist, working with various film festivals such as Cinema Arts and the Houston Iranian Film Festival. Michael continues his own art through filmmaking, specifically in documentary and experimental film.

 

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