Formally: OUT Web Fest
QueerX is a one-of-a-kind festival celebrating the world of brilliant digital content, created by and for the global queer community. QueerX brings you to the intersection of music, film and industry. Inclusive of all identities, the festival pushes boundaries the same way our community does by fostering connection and empowering queer voices.
Originally founded as Out Web Fest in 2016, QueerX breaks the mold of other festivals by giving prominence to honest and unfiltered digital short-form storytelling. Beyond screenings, this unique festival also invites cutting edge musicians to showcase their sound through live performances including panels with top industry experts, providing ample opportunity to meet future collaborators and build professional relationships. QueerX aims to create a space where artists, industry professionals and enthusiasts alike can connect while exploring the future of queer entertainment.
QueerX will be held May 31st - June 2nd in West Hollywood, California. The festival kicks off Friday night with an exclusive industry party and concert at the iconic Whisky A Go Go headlined by Brooke Candy with her special guests, along with Jordy, Davy Boi, DJ Lina Bradford and a surprise artist making her first LA concert appearance. QueerX continues Saturday and Sunday at the London Hotel West Hollywood with its competition screenings and industry panels, concluding with the Revry Visibility Awards and closing night party. Throughout the weekend, QueerX also hosts its annual Powerhouse Industry Pitchfest, giving creators the rare opportunity to pitch projects one-on-one to top producers and production companies.
This year QueerX is happy to announce two extraordinary International Audience Award prizes: one ticket for travel, accommodations and entry into Rio Web Fest in beautiful Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the second prize gives two tickets for travel and accommodations to Spain. Past awardees, industry participants, and sponsors include Tyler Oakley, Gigi Gorgeous, Dan Reynolds, LoveLoud, Tegan and Sara, Hannah Hart, Ari Fitz, Bebe Zahara Benet, Amber’s Closet, Viacom, EOne, IFC, Funny or Die, Brian Graden Media, Seed&Spark, Adaptive Studios and Powderkeg Media.
Industry panels and Powerhouse Industry Pitchfest judges to be announced in May…plus more Screenings & Visibility Award winners!
Precious Stones DIR. Matthew Kaundart
Double Lucky DIR. Esmee Van Loon
Ma'maqueen DIR. Esmee Van Loon
Linish DIR. Manuel Rodriguez
THE T DIR. Deven Casey
Dele Viaje DIR. Jose Pablo Garcia Montero
Linked DIR. Stacey Maltin
Split DIR. Molly McGaughey
The New 30 DIR. Walt Bost
Sui Generis:Nz DIR. Robert Nascimento
5A5B DIR. Michael Cicetti
Extranostro DIR. Kis Keya
Michael and Michael Are Gay DIR. Ian Alda, Annika Kurnick
Magic H8 Ball DIR. Dan Hass
The Cocoa Fondue Show DIR. Andrew Wyatt Arnold
New Neighbors DIR. Mary Angelica Molina
State of Pride
Push Pink DIR. Kai Tillman
Somnia DIR. Marvin Bogatsch, Peter Neugebauer
Turn It Around DIR. Niels Bourgonje
Hiding In Daylight DIR. Cheryl Allison
Tomorrow Island DIR. Gwenn Joyaux
Clac! DIR. Fabien Ara
Kingqueen - Running in Water / DIR. Ina of Kingqueen
Chris Jacobx - Savor / DIR. Chris Jacobx
Anna Tivel - The Question / DIR. Sarah Whelden, Robin Vada
Little Big - Skibidi / DIR. Iliya Prusikin, Alina Pasok
Boy Untitled – Skin / DIR. Pietro Torrisi
Madison Rose – Diamonds / DIR. Daniel Iglesias Jr.
Vaardan Arora - Like a Polaroid / DIR. Jared Gelman
Proximity / DIR. Jared Gelman, Taylor Kahan, Aaron Wolfberg
Sink Sank Sunk DIR. Will Seefried, Shariffa Ali
To Be Me DIR. Daan Jansen
Putting on DIR. Sabrina Elkin
Ponyboi DIR. River Gallo, Sade Clacken Joseph
Kappa Force DIR. Hannah Welever
Barbelle DIR. Kelly Paoli
A Melhor Amiga Da Noiva DIR. Felipe Camara, Maria Melo