September 24 - 26, 2021
“QFest, Houston’s International LGBTQ Film Festival, proudly celebrates 2021 with its final film slate marking 25 years of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Queer cinema with the aptly titled “SWAN SONG” starring Udo Kier, Jennifer Coolidge, Linda Evans, and Michael Urie as its final farewell in-person screening of the film festival. QFest will open with in-person screenings observing Covid safety protocols on Friday, September 24 at the Aurora Picture Show, and Sunday, September 26 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, returning for one final weekend with virtual platform partner Cinenso presenting the 2021 competition slate and special feature presentations beginning Thursday, September 30 through Monday October 4. For more information, complete line-up, showtimes and festival passes please visit www.q-fest.com.
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“It deeply saddens me that our 25th anniversary marks the end of QFest. Nevertheless, this year’s programming has not suffered in the least and we are proud of what we have lined up for our devoted, loving audience!” stated Executive and Artistic Director Kristian Salinas.
There are four competition categories for feature films and one competition prize for short films. The jury will also have the option of a Special Recognition prize for competition features. Award categories include:
- The John Steven Kellett Freedom of Vision Award (Top Prize—Feature)
- Grand Jury Prize (Feature)
- Best Short Film
- Best Director (Feature)
- Best Performance/Ensemble or Subject (Feature)”
Film: September 24, 2021 | 8:30–10 pm
Competition Short Films at Aurora Picture Show