September Events...

  • And What? Queer. Arts. Festival
  • Calgary International Film Festival
  • Cinema Queer International Film Festival
  • Copenhagen International Film Festival (CPHPIX)
  • D'un bord à l'autre
  • Dinard Festival of British Cinema
  • Edmonton International Film Festival
  • Fantastic Fest
  • Florence Queer Festival
  • Great Lakes International Film Festival
  • Kansai Queer Film Festival
  • luststreifen – Queer Cinema Basel
  • MICGenero
  • Netherlands Film Festival
  • Out on Film
  • Pink Season
  • Portland Queer Film Festival
  • Premio Sebastiane
  • Raindance Film Festival
  • Reeling Filmfest
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival
  • San Sebastián International Film Festival
  • Scottish Queer International Film Festival
  • Stamped: Pensacola LGBT Film Festival
  • Sydney Transgender International Film Festival
  • Thessaloniki International LGBTQ Film Festival
  • Vancouver International Film Festival
  • ZE Festival
  • Zurich Film Festival
Portland Queer Film Festival

Portland Queer Film Festival

Friday, 29 September 2017 until Thursday, 05 October 2017

Film is a dynamic medium with the power to educate, inspire, intrigue and bring people together. PQFF has been bringing provocative and entertaining queer cinema to Portland for nearly two decades.

2017 films...

Tom of Finland

English, Finnish w/subtitles • 116 minutes

Award-winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski brings to screen the life and work of one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture, Tom of Finland.

Daddy & the Muscle Academy


Tom of Finland documentary from 1991. This ground-breaking work combines interviews with Tom and his leather men acolytes with hundreds of his original drawings and steamy fantasy scenes inspired by his work.

Signature Move

English, Urdu, Spanish w/subtitles • 80 minutes

Zaynab, a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian in Chicago takes care of her sweet and TV-obsessed mother. As Zaynab falls for Alma, a bold and very bright Mexican woman, she searches for her identity in life, love and wrestling.

God's Own Country


Isolated young sheep farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker employed for the lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

HUMP! tour

HUMP! is a festival featuring five-minute-or-less films that run the gamut from hardcore to softcore, live action to animation, serious to comic. HUMP! is queer and straight, cis and trans, vanilla and kinky, binary and non, inside your comfort zone and outside your comfort zone. 100% of tickets sales for this program benefit the Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Room to Grow

in ENGLISH • 75 minutes

A new docu-series on a mission to share the real-life stories of today's LGBTQ+ teens, their families and their allies in their search for understanding & an identity that fits.

Handsome Devil

in English • 95 minutes

Ned, the bullied outsider, and Conor, the new boy and star athlete, are forced to room together at their boarding school. The boys take an instant dislike to each other but become friends until the authorities test their friendship.



When Sara meets Andrea, a new classmate, during her senior year of high school, everything is thrown into disarray after someone discovers the intimate relationship they share.

Little potato (with wes hurley)

In english

Director Wes Hurley will be in attendance to present his award-wining short film Little Potato as well as his short "Rusakla" and episodes from his popular web series "Capitol Hill."



Chavela is the captivating look at the unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican popular music and triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame.

Dream Boat

English, German, French and Arabic w/subtitles • 92 minutes

Once a year the DREAM BOAT sets sail for a cruise only for gay men. Far from their families and political restrictions, we follow five men from five countries on the quest for their dreams. The cruise promises seven days of sunshine, love, and freedom – but on board are also their personal stories, their doubts and uncertainties.

Axolotl Overkill


Mifti is a beautiful and reckless 16-year-old girl. Her mother is dead, and her wealthy, eccentric father is too self-absorbed to be responsible for her. Mifti has no use for peers her own age, and being aware of the sexual power she wields with her looks and youth, she immerses herself in a world of adults of questionable character.

Portrait of Jason

in English • 105 minutes

Over the course of the evening of December 3, 1966, director Shirley Clarke interviewed Jason Holiday about his life, loves, work and beliefs. Jason, a 33-year-old hustler, dazzles the audience with stories of confrontations with his family, the orgies he has attended and the hustling that has formed the pattern of his life as a black, gay man.

I Dream in Another Language

Spanish w/subtitles • 103 MINUTES

A young linguist travels to the jungle of Mexico to research a language on the verge of disappearing. Once there, he discoverers its last two speakers clashed 50 years ago, and have refused to speak to each other since. Attempting to reunite them, the researcher discovers a secret past—and a forbidden gay love story.

Woman on Fire


Woman on Fire is a character-driven documentary that follows Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender firefighter in New York City.


in English • 89 minutes

Manolo is the in-depth portrait of legendary fashion designer Manolo Blahnik and how his extraordinary dedication to his craft led him to become the world’s most famous luxury shoemaker. Featuring Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Paloma Picasso, Iman, Naomi Campbell, Rupert Everett, Karlie Kloss, Isaac Mizrahi, and André Leon Talley.


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