This year, for the 3rd Annual QFEST, we’re back with brand new films, exciting new opportunities for discussion, and even more surprises than last year!
Regional Premieres, comedy, tragedy, music and fun this year at QFEST. There's something for everyone. This fantastic week offers a dazzling variety of documentaries, feature films, and bold new indie flicks that will really pique your interest and offer insight into a range of issues.
Proctors invites everyone from the Capital Region to add their voice to discussions with some of the fabulous creatives behind our films, and join in on the fun.
Whatever letter someone uses to represent themselves -- whether straight, gay, or somewhere in between – or you’re just interested in film, Proctors invites you to come see a film, or two films or, perhaps, for the film buffs out there, the entire festival!
|Check out one movie for $9, or you can see|
all of the films with our QFEST Pass for only $40!
We want to kick this year off with a bang!
Join us on Feb 28th at 7pm before the 8pm Hedwig and the Angry Inch showing for a film opening to remember! Including:
- Performance by Capital Pride Singers
- Musical roller derby chairs with the Albany Allstars
- Fun and games with It Came From Schenectady
- Light food by Bombers
- Pride Center, Project Hope and other special guests
- and a BAR! With LIQUOR! (of course with ID)
Free for all ticket holders to Hedwig and Qfest pass holders.
On Friday March 1st at 7:30pm, we will hold a film talk-back with contributing editor of Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide Rob Edelman and SUNY Albany lecturer of film Audrey Kupferberg about homosexuality in film! Free for all pass and ticket holders to the Friday movies!
On Saturday, March 2nd at 6:30, following How To Survive A Plague, there will be a panel about activism and advocacy with representatives from Pride Center of the Capital Region, AIDS Council and Upstate Organizing for the Empire State Pride Agenda.
Sunday March 3rd at 3:30pm there will be a closing day lunch catered by Homestyle Catering and a small discussion about LGBTQ issues with In Our Own Voices. Free for all pass and ticket holders to Sunday's films!
Sun, March 3 • 6pm
|This beautiful film shows bravery in the face of discrimination in order to build a family. Bravery is something the world needs more of.|
Fri, March 1 • 8pm
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof doesn’t scream “LGBTQ film festival” but what it does is give a snapshot into the unspoken reality of living in the closet and being unable to come to terms with who you are. Plus, who doesn’t love young Paul Newman?
Fri, March 1 • 5:30pm
|Celluloid Closet dissects the way homosexuality is dealt with in film history. It’s moving, engaging and we wanted the content of the film to be a catalyst for conversation in how we’ve moved forward.|
Sun, March 3 • 4:30pm
|With an amazing performance from Olympia Dukakis Cloudburst reminds us love isn’t just for the young.|
Thu, Feb 28 • 8pm
|Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the only film in our festival dealing with transgender issues and the transgender identity. It’s also a lot of fun and a great way to open a festival.|
Sat, March 2 • 4:30pm
|The Oscar Nominee for Best Documentary, How to Survive a Plague, is a template for any activism movement. It’s powerful and inspiring and teaches us how to take our future in our own hands.|
Sat, March 2 • 2pm
|Keep the Lights On is a moving story about love in the face of addiction. It’s important to show that the gay community deals with the same troubles we all do, that the human experience transcends sexuality.|
Sun, March 3 • 2pm
|New romantic relationships are challenging. But what if an old friendship gets in the way of that? Stud Life takes us to England to give us a snapshot at the stud lifestyle in the working class.|
Sat, March 2 • 8pm
|Tennessee Queer is a beautiful story of acceptance in a small Tennessee town. We're so lucky to have the writer/producer Mark Jones join us for a talk-back about his movie.|