Founded in 2014 as a new festival, with new media and a new attitude, qFLIXphiladelphia is rooted in 20 years of LGBTQ film festival leadership. We believe that experiencing our voices, stories and visions on film from around the world, from birth to death, from the loved to the loveless, from youth to maturity, helps lift us forward as individuals and as a community. Film as an international language allows qFLIXphiladelphia to foster, support, and give access to independent filmmakers and to encourage and nurture younger ones in the art of filmmaking. Queer film inspires the imagination and encourages the journey of discovery and acceptance by both the ever-growing region’s LGBTQ and the mainstream communities.
Directed by John Sheedy, Australia, 16 Minutes
Directed by Abena Taylor-Smith, UK, 9 Minutes
BEYOND ‘There’s Always a Black Issue, Dear’
Directed by Claire Lawrie, UK, 30 Minutes
Directed by Harry Lighton, UK, 11 Minutes
Directed by Marc-Antoine Lemire, Canada, 23 Minutes
Directed by Lara Zeidan, Lebanon/UK, 9 Minutes
BATHROOM STALLS AND PARKING LOTS
TRANSFORMATIONS - Trans Male and Trans Female Shorts
WE ARE ALONE
TWO IN THE BUSH: A Love Story
DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION
NOT BLACK ENOUGH
FROM SOMBER TO SILLY: Cisgender Female and Trans Female Shorts
ENDLESS SUMMERS FOR THE QUEER MIND
Directed by Ricardo Dal Moro, 2018, USA, 9.5 minutes
Mia has desires that don’t fit into the sexual norms of a 1960's society, what can be done?
Directed by Emily Shir Segal, 2018, Israel, 14 minutes
Tonight Tom is meeting her girlfriend’s guy pals for the first time. Will she fit in or will the boys interest in their relationship be too much?
THE DRESS YOU HAVE ON
Directed by Courtney Hope Therond, USA, 13.5 minutes
A new dynamic creates challenges for a couple and questions the foundation of their relationship.
HEATHER HAS FOUR MOMS
Directed by Jeanette Buck, USA, 14 minutes
When Heather decides to lose her virginity for her 15th birthday, Mom’s wife must convince Mom, and Mom’s ex, and Mom’s ex’s partner that it’s time for Heather to have “the talk." It’s a mother-daughter story. Times four.
Directed by Susan Jacobson, Canada, 18 minutes
When Amy falls down and the stairs and hits her head, she wakes up with no memory aside from her love for Polly. An unhappy turn of events for her husband Toby.
Directed by Carly Usdin, USA, 14 minutes
From festival favorite Carly Usdin (last year’s Suicide Kale) comes a comedy about OCD, unrequited love, and a little slight of hand.
Directed by Dave Berenato, 2018, USA, 7 Minutes (Cisgender)
Kyle’s is ready to hook up with a hot Grindr date at a Halloween party. But a witch thinks it’s a bad match.
THIS IS DRE@M
Directed by Hernando Bansuelo, 2018, USA, 13 Minutes
Josh is a lonely New Yorker who flies to Thailand for a weekend to meet Dre@m. The couple fall in love, but will their relationship last?
Directed by David Benedek, 2018, Slovakia, 20 Minutes
Three young men, living together in Bratislava find love and sex and a shared bond with each other in this sweet, dramatic, and romantic short.
Directed by Villette Franck, 2017, France, 10 Minutes (Cisgender)
In this sexy short, one man meets another, and then they meet a third until the group is ten strong, then they count back down to one.
Directed by Jay Russell, 2018, USA, 13 minutes (Cisgender)
Alex and Bryan have fight via text when one sleeps with a guy they both desire. But can they stay mad at each other?
END CONVERSION THERAPY
Directed by Zachary Clarence, 2018, USA, 9 Minutes (Trans)
A survivor of conversion therapy navigates the New York dating scene.
Directed by JC Calciano, 2019, USA, 9 Minutes (Cisgender)
A gay man keeps needing the assistance of a hunky handyman he fantasies about in his house. Is there an ulterior motive at work?
Directed by David Scala, 2018, USA, 17 Minutes (Cisgender)
Darren wants to propose to his boyfriend Elliot, but the timing never seems right. Then he gets cold feet. Will love win out?
TEENAGE ANGST: Cisgender Male and Trans Male Shorts
Directed by Jason Karman, 2018, Canada, 2 Minutes (Cisgender)
Two teenage athletes express their emotions and passions in this arty black and white amuse bouche.
TURN IT AROUND
Directed by Niels Bourgonje, 2017, The Netherlands, 10 Minutes
Teenage Bram attends a house party where he plays a game of spin the bottle, hoping to get the kiss he wants from Florian, the guy he secretly desires.
Directed by Jannik Gensler, 2018, Germany, 10 Minutes (Cisgender)
A gay teen, who is bullied by his classmates, has an encounter with his teacher that changes everything.
SOMETHING ABOUT ALEX
Directed by Reinout Hellenthal, 2017, The Netherlands, 18 Minutes (Trans)
Teenage Alex likes his sister’s boyfriend, but there is more to this story than meets the eye.
Directed by Michael Beddoes, 2019, United Kingdom, 18 minutes (Cisgender)
Paul is a budding drag performer who is encouraged to try out his act at the school talent show.
Directed by Blayze Teicher, 2018, USA, 27 Minutes (Cisgender)
This five-part, locally set and shot web series, explores the romantic trials and tribulations of Michael, a recently out college student who navigates love, sex, dating, and friendship.
Directed by Dave Sarrafian, 2018, 22 Minutes, USA
Joss Grey must find out who's killing people while finishing his midterm.
MY AUNT MAME
Directed by Krissy Mahan, 2017, 9 Minutes, USA
A working class, gender non-conforming woman in the 1960s leaves a legacy for her butch dyke grand niece. This is a humanizing narrative made 100% by one queer older woman, which highlights intersectional identities that complicate discourses of sex, gender, and class.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD
Directed by Albert M. Chan and Anthony Grasso, 2017, 7 minutes, USA
This award-winning short takes a few daring steps forward, in a “confessional” style, revealing one man’s message from a troubled vision to an awakening from isolation back to humanity.
THE GAYBORHOOD NHD
Directed by students from Penn Alexander School, 2018, 6 Minutes, USA
Directed by Nick Lopez, 2018, USA, 6 Minutes (Cisgender Men)
Sebastian tries desperately to make his mom happy on Mother’s Day in this student short, while mom is detached and distracted.
TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
Directed by Lisa Rideout, 2017, Canada, 15 Minutes (Trans, Cisgender Women)
The story of Toronto’s oldest cross-dressing store and the relationships binding the clientele with the owner during actual visits.
VIOLET AND JUNE
Directed by Linnea Ritland, 2017, Canada, 6 Minutes (Cisgender Women)
A crazy blend of live action and animated overlays make this a cute, quirky film of a young lady who has a crush on her best friend.
Directed by Thomas Hakim, 2018, France , 24 Minutes(Cisgender Men)
Every day, Anton waits for nightfall, and every night Alexandre comes to him, which encapsulates the eternal longing of one person for another.
Directed by Michelle Sam, 2017, USA, 15 Minutes (Trans)
A hysterical rendering of two people who meet at Burning Man and then try to reconnect through social media and help from friends.
Directed by Mark Pinkosh, 2018, UK, 28 Minutes (Cisgender Women)
The lovable and laughable structured life of a comic is slowly invaded by a first date, a neighbor, life, and surprises that toss her into a new reality.
Directed by Malihe Ghloamzadeh, 2018, Iran, 7 Minutes (Cisgender Women)
A gripping black and white animated short about trying to hold onto family and the past while struggling to break free. A first-time student filmmaker.