Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival
Since 2007 QDoc has shown award-winning films fresh from Sundance, Berlin, Hot Docs, Tribeca, Amsterdam and other top-tier festivals. We have shown historical films, personal stories, artist biographies, experimental work and topical films dealing with current controversies. Visiting artists have included prominent film makers from all over the U.S. and from as far as Italy and Australia, who have participated in lively discussions after the screenings. We have hosted emerging filmmakers as well as 3 Academy Award winning directors, enabling dynamic audience interaction with artists.
Note to filmmakers – QDoc is a curated festival, we do not have open submissions. You can email us with information about your film, and we will let you know if we want to see a screener.
GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH
In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South.
After leaking classified U.S. documents to WikiLeaks, this intimate portrait follows the release from prison of Chelsea Manning, a trans woman, former US Army soldier and intelligence analyst, convicted of violating the Espionage Act in 2013.
DEEP IN VOGUE
A celebration of the queer heroes of Manchester’s Vogue ball scene, which takes its inspiration from the US model of competing houses that were developed in the black, gay ballrooms of 1980s New York.
SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
Some have called it the "gayest horror movie ever made!" But for Mark Patton, the star of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, it was anything but a dream come true.
CIRCUS OF BOOKS
When Karen and Barry Mason took over an adult bookshop in the biggest gay neighborhood in Los Angeles, the couple never imagined the dramatic effect it would have on their lives and the their customers.
Jeanie Finlay’s latest documentary thoughtfully chronicles a transgender man’s path to parenthood. It's an intimate portrait of his profound reckoning with conventions of masculinity, self-definition and biology.
THE FRUIT MACHINE
Nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary, The Fruit Machine details the Canadian government’s systematic attempts to purge its armed services of queers following the anti-gay hysteria that ran from the beginning of the Cold War through to the 1980s.
After surviving AIDS, the gay community must once again unite against a new killer. This frightening but hopeful documentary explores the myriad causes and effects of crystal meth addiction.
THE COMING BACK OUT BALL
In the middle of Australia’s bitterly divisive marriage equality vote, Melbourne hosts a gala event to honor and celebrate its LGBTI elders. It's a glittering red-carpet evening held to celebrate these pioneers and their achievements.
1) INVISIBLE WOMEN
2) MACK WRESTLES
3) DRESS UP LIKE MRS. DOUBTFIRE
4) A GREAT RIDE
CASSANDRO, THE EXOTICO!
Cassandro, known as the “Liberace of Lucha Libre," is a Mexican professional wrestler known for outrageous gender presentation and equally spectacular wrestling moves. Beautifully shot on 16mm over the course of five years, Marie Losier’s film follows this gay champion coming to terms with his body and its inevitable limitations.
FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO
When the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality, the backlash by the religious right was swift, severe, and successful. A look at four faith-based families with LGBTQ children caught in the crosshairs of sexuality, identity, and scripture.