The newest and brightest in queer indie cinema lights up big screens around Philly during LGBTQ film festival qFLIX, taking place July 5-10.
Now in its third year, qFLIX is bigger than ever. The expanded itinerary includes 50 feature films, documentaries and shorts playing at a handful of theaters in Center City over the six-day period.
- qFLIX takes place July 5-10
- 50 films play at three venues in Philadelphia
- Tickets range from $14 for a single film to $165 for all access
Films and Events
The festival opens with a world-premiere screening of People You May Know at the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center on July 5. The East Coast premiere of romantic comedy Shared Rooms closes out the festival, on July 10, at the Prince Theater.
In between is a slate of flicks that should satisfy festival goers from all facets of the LGBTQ spectrum. Documentary Real Boy, on July 6, follows a transgender teen as he comes of age alongside a mother who has misgivings about his transition. AWOL, on July 10, concerns a lesbian soldier in rural Pennsylvania who debates truancy before being deployed.
There’s also a spattering of short film series planned throughout the festival curated by local movie critic Gary Kramer. Each one includes around five to eight shorts that fit a singular theme, like “Under Pressure,” which features seven flicks about LGBTQ characters overcoming different types of adversity.
The festival doesn’t stop in theaters. Running concurrently with the movie screenings is a lineup of events, including post-screening parties in the Gayborhood, a Sunday brunch at Tavern on Camac, and meet-and-greets with cast and crew from the films.
Tickets and More Info
Tickets to the opening and closing night films are $17; all other screenings are $14.
If you’re looking to take in several films, an all-access badge may be the way to go. Badges range from $75 for students to $165 for the general public, and include entry to all movie screenings, opening and closing night parties and select events throughout the festival.
To do your purchasing, go here.
Go here for a full schedule of film screenings and events.