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April Events...

  • AltFest New York
  • Ambulante Film Festival
  • Atlanta Film Festival
  • Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema
  • Calgary Underground Film Festival
  • Centro Niemeyer LGBTIQ Festival de Cine
  • Dead By Dawn
  • Flatpack Film Festival
  • Geelong Pride Film Festival
  • GLAAD Media Awards
  • Hot Docs
  • Human Rights Watch Film Festival
  • Independent Film Festival of Boston
  • Jeonju International Film Festival
  • Kaleidoscope LGBT Film Festival
  • Leeds Queer Film Festival
  • LGBT New Renaissance Film Festival - Amsterdam
  • London Independent Film Festival
  • Madeira Film Festival
  • Malmö Queer Filmfestival
  • Midsumma
  • Oscars: Academy Awards
  • Out & Loud Pune International Queer Film Festival
  • Outfest Fusion
  • Outshine Film Festival: Miami
  • Outview - Athens
  • Pink Apple
  • Pink Loerie Mardi Gras
  • Pride Films and Plays Film Festival
  • QDoc
  • Qfest St. Louis
  • Queer Contact
  • Queer East
  • SpringOut! Middle Tennessee LGBT+ Film Festival
  • USA Film Festival
  • Visions Du Reel
  • Vues d'en Face - Grenoble
  • WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
  • Zinentiendo Muestra de Cine LGTBQI
Qfest St. Louis

Qfest St. Louis

Friday, 16 April 2021 until Sunday, 25 April 2021

QFest St. Louis, now in its 14th year, uses the art of contemporary gay cinema to spotlight the lives of LGBTQ people and celebrate queer culture. QFest is presented by Cinema St. Louis, organizers of the St. Louis International Film Festival. Submissions should be relevant to LGBTQ audiences.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the seriousness of the ongoing world health crisis, QFest St. Louis will screen virtually from the secure online platform Eventive.

 

2021 films...

The Carnivores

U.S / 2020 / 77 minutes

Directed by: Caleb Michael Johnson

One of the oddest and darkest films screened at QFest to date, “The Carnivores” features a young lesbian couple, Alice and Bret, whose dog, Harvie, is slowly dying. The vet bills are adding up fast, Alice is quietly panicking, and high-strung Bret dotes on the dog and ignores the reality of the… more

Charlatan

Czech Republic / 2020 / 118 minutes

Directed by: Agnieszka Holland

In this richly drawn portrait, celebrated Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland (“Europa, Europa,” “Spoor”) explores the riveting life and work of Czech herbalist and faith healer Jan Mikolášek, a deeply closeted homosexual who cured hundreds with natural remedies. Magnanimous with his abilities,… more

Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story

U.S / 2019 / 63 minutes

Directed by: Posy Dixon

As a sci-fi-obsessed woman living in near isolation, Beverly Glenn-Copeland wrote and self-released the album “Keyboard Fantasies” in Huntsville, Ontario, in 1986. Recorded in an Atari-powered home studio, the cassette featured seven tracks of a curious folk-electronica hybrid, a sound realized… more

Little Girl

France / 2020 / 90 minutes

Directed by: Sébastien Lifshitz

“Little Girl” offers a touching portrait of 8-year-old Sasha, who insistently questions her gender, often eliciting disturbing reactions from those who remain invested in traditional definitions of who qualifies as a boy or a girl. Although born a boy, Sasha has always known she was a little… more

Ma Belle, My Beauty

France, U.S / 2021 / 93 minutes

Directed by: Marion Hill

In “Ma Belle, My Beauty” — which premiered at Sundance — newlywed musicians Bertie and Fred are adjusting to their new life in the beautiful countryside of France. It’s an easy transition for Fred, the son of French and Spanish parents, but New Orleans native Bertie grapples with a nagging… more

P.S. Burn This Letter Please

U.S / 2020 / 101 minutes

Directed by: Michael Seligman & Jennifer Tiexiera

A box of letters, held in secret for nearly 60 years, ignites a five-year exploration into a part of LGBTQ history that has never been told. The letters, written in the 1950s by a group of New York City drag queens, open a window into a forgotten world where being yourself meant breaking the law… more

Pink Narcissus

U.S / 1971 / 65 minutes

Directed by: James Bidgood (as Anonymous)

This year’s Q Classic, “Pink Narcissus” — which is celebrating its 50th anniversary — is a breathtaking and outrageous erotic poem focusing on the daydreams of a beautiful boy prostitute who, from the seclusion of his ultra-kitsch apartment, conceives a series of interlinked narcissistic… more

Queer Japan

Japan, U.S / 2019 / 99 minutes

Directed by: Graham Kolbeins

Trailblazing artists, activists, and everyday people from across the spectrum of gender and sexuality defy social norms and dare to live unconventional lives in this kaleidoscopic view of LGBTQ culture in contemporary Japan. From shiny Pride parades to playfully perverse underground parties, “… more

Queer Shorts 1

107 minutes

Queer Shorts 2

107 minutes

Summer of 85

France / 2020 / 90 minutes

Directed by: François Ozon

In the waters off a small seaside village in Normandy, a boat capsizes. Rescued from drowning, 16-year-old Alexis is subsequently seduced by his savior, the slightly older and much wilder David, who has an alluring, devil-may-care smile. David quickly becomes Alexis’ obsession — and the… more

Tahara

U.S / 2020 / 78 minutes

Directed by: Olivia Peace

In this queer coming-of-age dramedy, two girlfriends attend a “Teen Talk-back” after the funeral service of their former Hebrew-school classmate. Although the session is designed to help them understand grief through faith, it instead leads to other discoveries, with surprising sparks igniting… more