16th Annual QFest St. Louis | May 4-10, 2023

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.

This year marks the 16th anniversary of QFest. The fest, which largely features films that would not otherwise screen in St. Louis, is presented by Cinema St. Louis (CSL), organizers of the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF). This year’s QFest features 26 films from 9 countries (Brazil, Canada, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Morocco, Spain, U.K., and U.S.), including eight narrative features, two documentary features, 15 narrative shorts, and one documentary short.


Hi-Pointe Theatre, 1005 McCausland Ave, St. Louis, MO, 63117


Individual tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for Cinema St. Louis members and students with valid and current photo IDs. To obtain a student discount code, contact Brian Spath (brian@cinemastlouis.org) and provide an image of a currently valid student ID.

  • Five-Film Passes are available for $65, $50 for CSL members.
  • All-Access Passes are available for $140, $105 for CSL members.

Passes offer great value: A Five-Film Pass represents a savings of $10, and an All-Access Pass provides a $40 discount on the 12 film programs.

Free programs

Queers Shorts 1 at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 6 and Queer Shorts 2 at 1:00 pm on Sunday, May 7th are free and open to the public. Tickets are still required and are available online.


If you’d like to “Gay It Forward,” helping ensure that CSL can continue to offer free screenings during QFest in the future, you’ll have the option of making a contribution when ordering tickets, or by scanning the QR code below. Click here for more ways to support QFest and Cinema St. Louis.

More Info: 314-200-5623, cinemastlouis.org/qfest