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  • ALT* Festival de Cine Documental LGBT+
  • Atlanta Film Festival
  • Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film
  • Calgary Underground Film Festival
  • CINHOMO Muestra Internacional de Cine GLBT
  • DIVA Film Festival
  • Florida Film Festival
  • Geelong Pride Film Festival
  • Hot Docs
  • Internationales Frauenfilmfestival
  • Lovers Film Festival
  • Malmö Queer Filmfestival
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival
  • OGA (S)exhibition
  • Outshine Film Festival: Miami
  • Pink Apple
  • Qfest St. Louis
  • Queens World Film Festival
  • Queer East
  • Queergestreift Filmfestival
  • RiverRun International Film Festival
  • San Francisco International Film Festival
  • Sunny Bunny LGBTQIA+ Film Festival
Qfest St. Louis

Qfest St. Louis

Friday, 26 April 2024 until Sunday, 28 April 2024 Friday, 03 May 2024 until Sunday, 05 May 2024

QFest St. Louis, now in its 17th 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.


2024 films...


U.S / 2024 / 84 minutes

Directed by: Jan Miller Corran

In the world premiere of the latest film from Jan Miller Corran, a world renowned pianist faces the devastating news that she has progressive hearing loss and ultimate total deafness facing her just as love walks into her life as only the fear of the coming sounds of silence consume her days.… more


U.S / 2023 / 84 minutes

Directed by: Claudia Ymi Sanchez

This incredible documentary first screened at SLIFF 2023 and was a crowd favorite. Transwomen face more difficulties in Latin America than in any other part of the world. In most of these countries, unchecked transphobia severely limits trans people’s access to education, employment, housing,… more


This series of shorts explore what it means to love in 2024 and include a story from India about a lesbian couple dealing with an arranged marriage, a visual, poetic exploration of identity and self-discovery, and a comedy about how far we’re willing to go for love, at a funeral.


Beth Ashby, United States, 2024, 6:06, Narrative, color, English

A fashion designer with social anxiety conjures an imaginary dominatrix to force her to face a career-defining presentation and move forward.


Eddie Yukun Long, United States, 22:30, narrative, color, English

Sadie, a translator who struggles to find the most accurate translation of words, tries to clarify her own emotions and visions as she helps Parker, an indie videographer, to translate her documentary.


Jeanette L. Buck, United States, 15:37, narrative, color, English

In the dystopian near future, a gay and a lesbian couple form an unlikely friendship as they flee the midwest for safety in New England.


Tathagata Ghosh, India, 25:41, narrative color, Bengali w/ English subtitles

An arranged marriage tears a lesbian couple apart, but with a mother’s love, perhaps another future is possible.


Michelle West, United States, 15:05, narrative, color, English

When free-as-a-bird bisexual Eliana questions giving up the "D" at her ex-boyfriend's funeral, her girlfriend Chase must decide how far she’s willing to go for love.


U.S 58 minutes

Directed by: Bobby Best

Ballroom culture is now a mainstay in popular culture. Not to be confused with waltzing, swinging, or doing the two-step, ballroom has become a global phenomena. 

It’s… more


The filmmakers in this collection go past the traditional narratives we’re used to - both with cinema and relationships. In this collection, an Iranian couple navigates gender identity, a translator struggles to find the words, and St. Louis filmmaker Sofia Voss literally asks “What Would Jesus Do?”


Leo Behrens, United States, 7:06, narrative, color, English

"Skin" is a poetic exploration of identity and self-discovery, using visual symbolism to depict a woman's transformation into a man.


Josef Steiff, United Stares, 2024, 21;13, narrative, color, English

Two young men cross paths on the back roads of the American Southwest and despite their different backgrounds, find common ground along the Border.


Ryan Paige, United Kingdom, 15:00, narrative, color, English

Ted is diagnosed with a hereditary illness. He must therefore reconcile with estranged daughter, Cassandra. However, being a celebrated drag queen, paired with the bitter feelings Cassandra harbours over their past, presents a larger obstacle for Ted to overcome.


Mina Sadati, Iran, 2024, 20:00, narrative, color, Persian w English subtitles

Despite the love they have for each other, a young Iranian couple are going through a separation because of the different sexual desires and gender identity that the husband has been noticing in the past years.


Sofia Voss, United States, 2024, 12:26, Narrative, Color, English

On the morning of a date with her crush Ruth, 16-year-old Gertie wakes up with Jesus’ cross wounds on her hands and feet - panicked, she turns to her best friend Mary to help figure out what's going on.

Body Electric & Aligned

These two films, one a narrative and one a documentary, look at the relationship between the LGBTQ+ community and body image and what we all do to be comfortable.

BODY ELECTRIC tells the story of filmmaker Nick Demos as he… more

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Australia / 1994 / 104 minutes

Directed by: Stephan Elliott

Two drag queens and a transgender woman contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a town in the remote Australian desert. As they head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla, the three friends come to the forefront of a comedy of errors, encountering a number… more


We’re so lucky to be able to screen a collection of documentary shorts that portray just how heroic the LGBTQ+ community has to be just to be accepted. In these films, queer individuals from throughout Africa bravely tell their individual stories of survival, queer superhero Urvashi Vaid fights for the rights of everyone to exist, and St. Louis filmmaker Jess Dugan shares the intimate story of the first five years of her daughters’ life.


Amy Oden, United States, 6:00, Documentary, Color, English

Old friends and lovers reflect on a life together.


John-Carlos Estrada, Zak Zeh, United States, 14:23, Documentary, Color, English

A century apart, two drag icons unite through art, resilience, and a shared legacy of self-expression and freedom. Leading the cast is Cynthia Lee Fontaine of RuPaul's Drag Race.


Samuel Lucas Allen, Australia, 19:00, Documentary, Color, English

Daniel just wants to get through this world as best he can, if he can.


Mike Syers, United States, 18:00, Documentary, Color, English

Urvashi Vaid, an outspoken immigrant, lesbian and woman of color was an LGBTQ+ superhero helped shape the modern day gay rights movement. Her vision for the movement serves as a roadmap of initiatives & tools for generations of activist as they face anti-LGBTQ+ backlash.


Ashley Seering, United States, 7:17, Documentary, Color, English

A look at the Texas Gay Rodeo Association and its participants who prove that rodeo, and Texas, is a place for everyone.


Bassem Ben Brahim, Tunisia, 24:00, Documentary, Color, Arabic & French w English subtitles

Queer individuals from the Big Maghreb region share their stories, spanning across their home countries and various locations worldwide.


Jess T. Dugan, United States, 16:00, Documentary, Color, English

Letter to My Daughter is an autobiographical video about the filmmakers’journey to become a parent and their experiences throughout the first five years of their daughter’s life.


U.S / 2011 / 86 minutes

Directed by: Dee Rees

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.



Germany 90 minutes

Directed by: Markus Stein

In 1979, 19-year old Jürgen Baldiga moves to Berlin and decides to become an artist. Faced with certain death from HIV infection, he discovers photography as his medium. Between despair, longing, rebellion and an irrepressible will to survive, Baldiga becomes a chronicler of the queer West… more


Blue ID

Turkey / 2022 / 85 minutes

Directed by: Burcu Melekoglu, Vuslat Karan

A transgender man struggles with self-realization and acceptance in traditional society of Turkey. Constrained by identification cards color-coded for gender, will he finally be considered for a Blue ID?