September Events...

  • (S)exhibitions
  • Calgary International Film Festival
  • Champs d'Amours, 100 ans de cinéma arc-en-ciel
  • Cinema Diverse!
  • Cinema Queer International Film Festival
  • D'un bord à l'autre
  • DC Shorts Film Festival
  • Dinard Festival of British Cinema
  • DiversidArte: Festival de Curtas
  • Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • Edmonton International Film Festival
  • Encounters
  • Fabulous Independent Film Festival
  • Fantastic Fest
  • Great Lakes International Film Festival
  • Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival
  • Kansai Queer Film Festival
  • Kaunas International Film Festival
  • London Spanish Film Festival
  • Netherlands Film Festival
  • New York Film Festival
  • New York No Limits
  • Nordisk Panorama - 5 Cities Film Festival
  • Oslo/Fusion Filmfest
  • Out on Film
  • Pink Season
  • Portland Queer Film Festival
  • Premio Sebastiane
  • Queer Lisboa
  • QueerFest
  • Raindance Film Festival
  • Reeling Filmfest
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival
  • San Sebastián International Film Festival
  • Thessaloniki International LGBTQ Film Festival
  • Trans Stellar Film Festival
  • Vancouver International Film Festival
  • ZE Festival
  • Zurich Film Festival


Thursday, 19 September 2019 until Saturday, 28 September 2019

In 2012, QueerFest was largely supported by Russian radio and television outlets. Our festival has also received very positive feedback from respected artists, writers and journalists such as Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry or Vladimir Posner among others.

Of course, under the current adverse circumstances, QueerFest has attracted both sympathisers and detractors.

The organisers faced hostility for the first time in 2010, when one of the hosting venues rescinded the contract without prior notice one day before the opening ceremony. The obstacle was effectively dealt with and our team rearranged the planned event elsewhere, allowing the schedule to resume normally. The implementation of the LGBT propaganda law in 2013 cast its shadow over the fifth edition of the festival, but it failed to taint its overall success and disrupted neither the programme nor its end goal: to create a space for open discussion without discrimination.