"Alaska is a Drag" directed by Shaz Bennett

Sunday, April 21, 2019 to Thursday, April 25, 2019

QFest St. Louis uses the art of contemporary gay cinema to spotlight the lives of LGBTQ people and to celebrate queer culture. The event will excite, entertain, and enlighten audiences of all identities.

Facebook: facebook.com/QFestSTL       Twitter: @QFestSTL

Submissions accepted now through Mardch 1, 2019. Click here for more info.

2018 QFest below:



Wednesday, Apr. 4 at 7:00pm

Singer/songwriter Becks (Tony-winning and Grammy-nominated Lena Hall) gives up her Brooklyn apartment and heads across the country to join her long-distance... Read More

Queer Shorts 1: Eve

Wednesday, Apr. 4 at 9:00pm

Enfin Seule (Josalyn Smith, U.S., 2018, 11 min.): Arriving in the afterlife, Mel wants to get down to the business of eternal solitude, but her... Read More

Beautiful Thing

Thursday, Apr. 5 at 7:00pm

QFest offers a queer classic in “Beautiful Thing,” a widely praised adaptation of screenwriter Jonathan Harvey’s 1993 play. Shy Jamie (Glen Berry) and athletic Ste... Read More

Queer Shorts 2: Adam

Thursday, Apr. 5 at 9:00pm


Bob (John Gross, U.S., 2017, 25 min.): A gay couple moves into their first apartment together and experience paranormal activity.

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Alaska Is a Drag

Friday, Apr. 6 at 7:00pm

Both a literal and figurative fish-out-of-water story, “Alaska Is a Drag” — which debuted at Frameline — focuses on aspiring drag superstar Leo (Martin L.... Read More

Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution

Friday, Apr. 6 at 9:00pm
This lively music documentary explores the various manifestations of Queercore, a cultural and social movement that began as an offshoot of punk and that consistently... Read More

Between the Shades

Saturday, Apr. 7 at 3:30pm
No film can ever capture the immense diversity of the LGBTQI community, but “Between the Shades” puts faces to the letters, discussing how those letters have evolved... Read More

Saturday Church

Saturday, Apr. 7 at 5:30pm

Shy and effeminate 14-year-old Ulysses (Luka Kain) finds himself coping with new responsibilities as the man of the house after the death of his father. Living... Read More


Saturday, Apr. 7 at 7:15pm

When a grandmother’s hidden past collides with her granddaughter’s secret future and her daughter's angry present, can the love of three generations be enough to... Read More

The Lavender Scare

Sunday, Apr. 8 at 1:30pm


With the United States gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President... Read More

The Revival: Women and the Word

Sunday, Apr. 8 at 3:30pm

This inspiring documentary chronicles the U.S. tour of a group of black lesbian poets and musicians, who become present-day stewards of a historical movement to... Read More

After Louie

Sunday, Apr. 8 at 5:30pm
An artist and activist from ACT UP who lived through the early years of HIV/AIDS, Sam (Alan Cumming of “The Good Wife”) is a man scarred by and still struggling with... Read More