Event Calendar

Wednesday, July 20 | 6:00pm
QFest20 Festival Preview and Launch Party
DiverseWorks
Admission: FREE


Other People

Other People

Thursday, July 21 | 7:00pm
Opening Night
Other People
shown with
The Orchid                                 Pink Boy
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Admission: $10


The Skin | 2K Restoration

The Skin | 2K Restoration

Friday, July 22 | 7:00pm
Tribute to Liliana Cavani
The Skin
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Admission: $10


Spa Night

Spa Night

Friday, July 22 | 7:15pm
American Centerpiece
Spa Night
Asia Society Texas Center
Admission: $10


The First Girl I Loved

The First Girl I Loved

Friday, July 22 | 7:30pm
The First Girl I Loved
Rice Cinema
Admission: $10


Kiki

Kiki

Friday, July 22 | 7:45pm
Kiki
Houston Museum of African American Culture
Admission: $10


Valley of the Dolls | 35mm Print

Valley of the Dolls | 35mm Print

Friday, July 22 | 9:3pm
Tribute to Patty Duke
Valley of the Dolls
Rice Cinema
Admission: $10

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence | 35mm Print

Saturday, July 23 | 12:30pm
Tribute to David Bowie
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
Rice Cinema
Admission: $10


The Freedom to Marry

The Freedom to Marry

Saturday, July 23 | 1:30pm
The Freedom to Marry
Montrose Center
Admission: FREE


Liebmann | US Premiere

Liebmann | US Premiere

Saturday, July 23 | 3:00pm
Liebmann
shown with
No Matter Who
Rice Media Center
Admission: $10


Flaming Creatures | Restored 16mm Print

Saturday, July 23 | 3:30pm
Tribute to Jack Smith
Flaming Creatures
Aurora Picture Show
Admission: $10


Don't Call Me Son | US Premiere

Don't Call Me Son | US Premiere

Saturday, July 23 | 5:00pm
Special Centerpiece
Don't Call Me Son
Rice Cinema
Admission: $10


The Night Porter

Saturday, July 23 | 5:00pm
Tribute to Liliana Cavani
The Night Porter
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Admission: $10


AWOL

AWOL

Saturday, July 23 | 7:00pm
AWOL
Rice Cinema
Admission: $10

Next to Me  | International Premiere

Next to Me  | International Premiere

Saturday, July 23 | 7:30pm
International Centerpiece
Next to Me
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Admission: $10


Search Engines

Search Engines

Saturday, July 23 | 8:30pm
Search Engines
Brasil Cafe
Admission: $10


Paris 05:59 | Explicit Content

Paris 05:59 | Explicit Content

Saturday, July 23 | 9:00pm
Paris 05:59 (Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau)
shown with
Next Love (US Premiere)
Rice Cinema               Admission: $10


The Year of the Cannibals

The Year of the Cannibals

Sunday, July 24 | 12:30pm
Tribute to Liliana Cavani
The Year of the Cannibals
Rice Cinema
Admission: $10


Upstairs Inferno

Upstairs Inferno

Sunday, July 24 | 1:30pm
Upstairs Inferno
Resurrection MCC
Admission: FREE


Uncle Gloria: One Helluva Ride

Uncle Gloria: One Helluva Ride

Sunday, July 24 | 2:00pm
Uncle Gloria: One Helluva Ride
Ripcord
Admission: FREE

Cancelled Faces | US Premiere

Cancelled Faces | US Premiere

Sunday, July 24 | 2:30pm
Experimental Centerpiece
Cancelled Faces
Rice Cinema
Admission: $10


Women He's Undressed

Women He's Undressed

Sunday, July 24 | 3:00pm
Women He's Undressed
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Admission: $10


Girls Lost

Girls Lost

Sunday, July 24 | 4:30pm  
Special Centerpiece
Girls Lost
Rice Cinema
Admission: $10


Uncle Howard

Uncle Howard

Sunday, July 24 | 5:0pm  
Documentary Centerpiece
Uncle Howard
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Admission: $10


Lazy Eye

Lazy Eye

Sunday, July 24 | 6:30pm
Lazy Eye
Rice Cinema
Admission: $10


Liquid Sky  | 35mm Print

Liquid Sky  | 35mm Print

Sunday, July 24 | 8:30pm
Special Anniversary Screening
Liquid Sky
shown with
Fashion
Mad Ladders
Rice Cinema                Admission: $10


Love Island

Love Island

Monday, July 25 | 7:00pm
Closing Night
Love Island
shown with
Fuck First
Rice Cinema
Admission: $10

Buy Your QPass All Access: includes all screenings except opening night

Limited Quantities. Available For Purchase Online Through Monday, July 18. Any remaining QPasses will be made available for purchase July 20 during the QFest Launch Party. QPasses may be picked up during the QFest Launch Party, during Opening Night starting at 6PM at the QFest Information Table, and at Rice Media Center beginning Friday, July 23 at 6PM.

 A QPass does not guarantee admission as seating is on a space available basis. All QPass holders are urged to arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to showtime to better insure seating availability. QPasses will not be accepted for admission to Opening Night.


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

Brasil Cafe
2604 Dunlavy
Houston, TX 77006
713.528.1993
General Admission: $10

DiverseWorks
3400 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002
The Gallery is located on the southwest corner of the building (Travis and Holman) – enter from Travis street.
713.223.8346
General Admission: Free

Houston Museum of African American Culture
4807 Caroline
Houston, TX 77004
713.526.1015
General Admission: $10

Montrose Center
401 Branard
Houston, TX 77006
713.529.0037
General Admission: Free

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

Resurrection MCC
2025 West 11th Street
Houston, Texas 77008-6320
Phone: 713-861-9149
General Admission: Free

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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SPONSORS

 


QFest is a sponsored project of The Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP)

QFest is a sponsored project of The Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP)

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 The Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP), a 501c3 dedicated to promoting the creation and appreciation of film, video, and new media as art forms of a multicultural community.


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 19th year, QFest returns to its roots, once again engaging The Southwest Alternate Media Project as its Fiscal Sponsor. Sharing philosophies and missions, SWAMP and QFest mutually benefit one another through their partnership, and as a result, positively impact 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.

Mary Lampe | Grants Administrator
Mary is an independent consultant for film and cultural arts, working statewide with organizations and individuals to develop and achieve collections, funding, exhibition, education, and other arts-related goals. She served as the Executive Director of Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) from 1998 through 2014. While at SWAMP, she was also the Executive Producer for The Territory, a short film showcase series broadcast on Texas PBS stations. During her tenure, she helped filmmakers raise over $2 million for their film projects. Mary is often a short film juror for Dallas VideoFest and Houston’s Senorita Cinema. She is a founder and current board member of Houston Cinema Arts Society and Houston Cinema Arts Festival.

Stephanie Saint Sanchez | Volunteer Coordinator
Raised in Beaumont, corrupted in Houston…Stephanie Saint Sanchez is a “by any means necessary” media artist, movie maker, and instigator. As founder of La Chicana Laundry Pictures she has made over 25 award winning, genre-bending shorts. She also started the Senorita Cinema Film Festival, the only all Latina Film Festival in Texas. She is a recipient of both The Southwest Alternate Media Project’s (SWAMP) Emerging Filmmakers Fellowship and Lawndale Artist Studio Program, and created and directed the official 2013 and 2014 QFest trailers, with plans for 2015. Look for her alter ego DJ ESteff to be spinning them fun fun records at various QFest events throughout the festival.

 

QFest

Mail: ℅ SWAMP
3400 Main St., Ste. 284
Houston, TX 77002-9528

Email: qfesthouston@gmail.com

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

Kristian Salinas | Artistic Director 


Kristian Salinas | Artistic Director 

Mary Lampe | Grants Administrator

Mary Lampe | Grants Administrator

Stephanie Saint Sanchez | Volunteer Coordinator


Stephanie Saint Sanchez | Volunteer Coordinator

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