Event Calendar

Wednesday, July 226:00pm 
Festival Preview and Pre-Party
DiverseWorks
Admission: FREE


I Am Michael

I Am Michael

Thursday, July 23 | 7:00pm 
Opening Night 
I Am Michael 
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Admission: $10


Friday, July 24 | 7:00pm
Tribute to Fina Torres
Liz in September
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Admission: $10


Friday, July 24 | 7:30pm
Dramatic Centerpiece
Boulevard
Rice Cinema
Admission: $10


Naz & Maalik

Naz & Maalik

Friday, July 24 | 8:00pm 
Naz & Maalik
Houston Museum of African American Culture
Admission: $10


Tiger Orange

Tiger Orange

Friday, July 24 | 8:15pm 
Tiger Orange
FBar
Admission: FREE


Exotic World and the Burlesque Revival

Exotic World and the Burlesque Revival

Friday, July 24 | 8:30pm 
Exotic World and the Burlesque Revival
Brasil
Admission: FREE


Friday, July 24 | 10:00pm 
Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story
Rice Cinema
Admission: $10

Friday, July 24 | 10:30pm 
Voyage of the Rock Aliens
Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park
Admission: FREE


American Vagabond

American Vagabond

Saturday, July 25 | 2:00pm 
American Vagabond
Montrose Center
Admission: FREE


Celestial Clockwork

Celestial Clockwork

Saturday, July 25 | 2:15pm
A Tribute to Fina Torres
Celestial Clockwork
Rice Media Center
Admission: $10


Paris is Burning

Paris is Burning

Saturday, July 25 | 4:00pm
25th Anniversary
Paris is Burning
FotoFest
Admission: FREE


Power Erotic

Power Erotic

Saturday, July 25 | 4:00pm
Power Erotic
RIPCORD
Admission: FREE


Saturday, July 25 | 4:45pm 
Stand
Rice Cinema
Admission: $10


Saturday, July 25 | 6:00pm 
MEET THE FILMMAKERS: A Reception Hosted By FotoFest
FotoFest
Admission: FREE


Nasty Baby

Nasty Baby

Saturday, July 25 | 7:00pm 
American Centerpiece
Nasty Baby
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Admission: $10

Saturday, July 25 | 7:30pm 
International Centerpiece
Death in Buenos Aires
Rice Cinema
Admission: $10


Prison System 4614

Prison System 4614

Saturday, July 25 | 8:00pm 
Prison System 4614
Aurora Picture Show
Admission: $10


Saturday, July 25 | 8:30pm 
Summer
Brasil Cafe
Admission: FREE


54: Director’s Cut

54: Director’s Cut

Saturday, July 25 | 9:45pm 
54: Director’s Cut
Rice Cinema
Admission: $10


Sunday, July 26 | 2:00pm 
Grey Gardens
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Admission: $10


Woman on Top

Woman on Top

Sunday, July 26 | 2:15pm 
Tribute to Fina Torres
Woman on Top
Rice Cinema
Admission: $10


Game Face

Game Face

Sunday, July 26 | 3:00pm 
Game Face
14 Pews
Admission: $10

S&M Sally

S&M Sally

Sunday, July 26 | 4:00pm 
S&M Sally
RIPCORD
Admission: FREE


Sunday, July 26 | 4:30pm 
Jess & James
Rice Cinema
Admission: $10


Sunday, July 26 | 5:00pm 
Documentary Centerpiece
Tab Hunter Confidential
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Admission: $10


Sunday, July 26 | 7:00pm 
Experimental Centerpiece
Eisenstein in Guanajuato
Rice Cinema
Admission: $10


Bizarre

Bizarre

Sunday, July 26 | 8:30pm 
Bizarre
Brasil Cafe
Admission: FREE


Sunday, July 26 | 9:15pm 
Everlasting Love
Rice Cinema
Admission: $10


Monday, July 27 | 7:00pm 
Closing Night
Tangerine
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

FBar
202 Tuam/Houston, TX 77006
713.522.3227
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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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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