July Events...

  • Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
  • Champs d'Amours, 100 ans de cinéma arc-en-ciel
  • CinemaQ Film Festival
  • Comic-Con International: San Diego
  • Contrast Film Festival
  • Divine Queer Film Festival
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Fantasia Festival
  • FilmPride
  • fliQs
  • Houston Qfest
  • Jerusalem Film Festival
  • LFest Film Festival
  • Mirror Mountain Film Festival
  • Motovun Film Festival
  • OUR PRIDE Video Fest
  • Outfest - L.A.
  • Pride in Hull Film Festival
  • PriFest
  • Trans Pride Brighton Short Film Event
CinemaQ Film Festival

CinemaQ Film Festival

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 until Sunday, 21 July 2019

CinemaQ presents the best of the best in film that covers every aspect of the LGBTQ community and introduces new visionaries, pays tribute to iconic staples, tells stories from around the world and connects us all with a common message of identity and understanding.


2019 films...

Scream Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

Scream Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street sets the records straight about the controversial sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street, which ended Mark Patton’s acting career, just as it was about to begin.

Queering the Script

Queering the Script not only charts the evolution of queerness in pop culture but also demonstrates the extraordinary impact of activism on its many diverse fans, ensuring that they see themselves accurately portrayed onscreen.

Making Montgomery Clift

Classic film star and queer icon Montgomery Clift's legacy has long been a story of tragedy and self-destruction. But when his nephew dives into the family archives, a much more complicated picture emerges.


After his mother's sudden death, Socrates, a 15-year-old living on the margins of São Paulo's coast, must survive on his own while coming to terms with his grief.

The Ice King

A searing documentary of a lost cultural icon and Olympian John Curry, a story of art, sport, sexuality, and rebellion.


Cassandra, who is portrayed by the two women, expresses the opposing voices that exist inside the modern woman's head, during a 48-hour period as she tries to organize the affairs for her mother's funeral.

End of the Century

Two men meet in Barcelona and after spending a day together they realize that they have already met twenty years ago.

CinemaQ Shorts

Sometimes good things come in small servings. CinemaQ presents our favorite short LGTB films of the past year. You might laugh or cry, but your attention span will not run out. Featuring a mix of styles, countries, and sexual identities, there’s a little something for everyone in these brief, yet proud tales.

Black Hat

A seemingly pious Hasidic man living a secret double life misplaces his black hat one night causing his two separate lives to collide in a way he never imagined.

USA 15 Min


A young gay man grows increasingly entangled in the marriage of an older couple.

USA 10 Min


Struggling with feelings for her best friend, 14 year-old Marie stages an almost perfect plan.

USA 12 Min


After the unexpected death of his wife, a man struggles to deal with the aftermath under the eyes of the local villagers.

Iran 15 Min


When notorious bank robber the Momster (Amanda Plummer) catches her daughter Angel (Brianna Hildebrand) mid gunfight, Angel thinks she's being saved... until she realizes she - and her crush, Rose (Ryan Simpkins), - have to come to the rescue.

USA 11 Min

Stanley Stellar: Here For This Reason

40 years of the gay community’s ever-changing face, told by the man daring enough to photograph it all, Stanley Stellar.

USA 14 Min

Sweetheart Dancers

SWEETHEART DANCERS is a story about Sean and Adrian, a Two-Spirit couple determined to rewrite the rules of Native American culture through their participation in the "Sweetheart Dance." This celebratory contest is held at powwows across the country, primarily for men and women couples, until now.

USA 13 Min

Gay Chorus Deep South

In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South.

Mom + Mom

Karole and Ali still don't know that the enthusiasm of their first attempt to be mothers will be followed by many vicissitudes, but when the desire becomes stronger than the pain and fatigue, miracles can happen.


Awkward teen Adam spends his last high school summer with his big sister, who throws herself into NYC's lesbian and trans activist scene. In this coming-of-age comedy, Adam and those around him encounter love, friendship and hard truths.


Nina, a teacher in her mid-30s struggling to have a child, looks for a surrogate mother. It would seem that with her husband, she has found an ideal candidate, yet Nina falls for the woman who could have given birth to her child.

Deep In Vogue

Deep In Vogue celebrates the colorful, queer, emotional and political stories of the UK's Northern Vogue and its people. Synonymous with the black, gay ballrooms of 1980s New York this documentary asks why we need Vogue in Manchester now more than ever.


Nearly 70 years after its release, this lost French gem - directed by a woman as well - displays homosexual themes that were incredibly taboo for the times but - now handled with a gorgeous gloved hand - can finally be displayed in this new restoration.

Changing The Game

Michael Barnett’s dynamic documentary takes us into the lives of three high school athletes—all at different stages of their athletic seasons, personal lives, and unique paths as transgender teens.


The coming out of an evangelical father shatters his family, his community and uncovers a profoundly repressive society.

Circus of Books

For over 35 years, the gay porn shop, Circus of Books, served as the epicenter for LGBT life and culture in Los Angeles. Unbeknownst to many in the community it served, the store was cultivated and cared for by its owners, Karen and Barry Mason; a straight couple with three children.