19th QFest Brings Over 80 Filmmakers and Special Guests to Philadelphia

Each year, QFest introduces directors, producers and actors from around the world to Philadelphia during the 12- day LGBT film festival. As the East Coast’s largest LGBT film festival, guests are encouraged to come and introduce their films, take part in Q&A sessions, and attend special events and programs in order to further promote their films. This year, Qfest is excited to welcome just over 80 filmmakers, actors and other special guests, including:

  •  Alice Walker: Beauty in the Truth (Centerpiece): writer/director Pratibha Parmar and producer Shaheen Haq
  • Big Gay Love: director Ringo Le
  • Birthday Cake: writer/director/actor Chad Darnell
  • Breaking Through: writer/director/producer Cindy Abel, editor/director of photography Michael Bruno. *Plus an extended Q&A with LGBT Liaison to Mayor Michael Nutter, Gloria Casarez and Chair Sims4PA PAC, Rudy Flesher
  • Capital Games: producer/writer Amanda Hauser, editor/post production supervisor Katiene Norton, and actors Shane Keough, Patricia Jimenez, and Emily Layton
  • Chastity Bites: director John V. Knowles and producer/scriptwriter Lotti Pharriss Knowles
  • The Deception: producer Sterling Zinsmeyer and actor Garret Wade
  • Fall to Grace: subject Jim McGreevey
  • First Period: director Charlie Vaughn and actor Dudley Beene
  • Five Dances(Centerpiece): writer/director Alan Brown and actor Ryan Steele
  • G.B.F.(Opening Night): actors Taylor Frey and Xosha Roquemore
  • The Happy Sad (Centerpiece): director Rodney Evans, screenwriter Ken Urban, producer Tory Lenosky, and actors LeRoy McClain and Cameron Scoggins
  • Hot Guys with Guns (Closing Night): writer/director Doug Spearman
  • I Am Divine: producer Lotti Pharriss Knowles
  • It Had to Be You: director Lary Campbell and actors Matt Nicholas, Gerald Prince, Robin Jarrett, Tommi Sztubinski
  • Leather: director Patrick McGuinn and actors Andrew Glaszek, Christ Graham, Sarah Jecko and Jeremy Neal
  • Love Will Tear Us Apart: director/actor Azure Valencia and actor Kaleigh Macchio
  • The New Black: director Yoruba Richen
  • Romeo Romeo: director Lizzie Gottlieb, producer Eden Wurmfeld, and subjects Jessica Casano-Antonellis and Lexy Casano-Antonellis
  • The Rugby Player: director Scott Gracheff and subject Alice Hoagland
  • Sexual Tension: Violetas: director Marcelo Briem Stamm
  • Solo: director Marcelo Briem Stamm
  • Southern Baptist Sissies: director Del Shores and producer Emerson Collins
  • Truth: director/actor/writer Rob Moretti, executive producer Alan Klessig and actors Sean Paul Lockhart and Max Rhyser
  • Tumbledown: writer/director/producer Todd Verow
  • TWO: The Story of Roman and Nyro: director Heather Winters, editor Lennon Nersesian, and subjects Desmond Child and Curtis Shaw
  • Undressing Israel: Gay Men in the Promised Land: director Michael Lucas
  • Violence of the Mind: director Alex Pucci, producer Pete Jacelone , director of photography/producer Bryan Roberts, and actors Jon Flemming and Ryan Kibby
  • The Way to Kevin: co-directors Erin Davis and Nathan Edmondson, executive producer Jim Dattilo, composer Eric Zrinksy, and actor Kevin Mines
  • Where I Am: director Pamela Drynan and subjects Robert Drake and Butch Cordoba
  • Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf? (Centerpiece) Director/actor Anna Margarita Albelo

For more information on QFest, visit http://www.qfest.com or call 267.765.9800. Also be sure to follow the festival @QFEST on Twitter, and Facebook: www.facebook.com/qfestphilly.

Guests from QFest short films include:

  • Brighton: director Pierre Stefanos
  • Chaser: director Sal Bardo
  • The Closest Thing to Heaven: director Ryan B. Levey
  • Cool: director Danielle Erwin
  • Deflated: producer Robert Gomes
  • Lucy, 4:57 PM: director Michael Vassallo
  • Sexy: director Danielle Erwin
  • Spooners: director Bryan HorchOther special event guests include:
  • Bear City: The Novel – Meet the Author: Author Lawrence Ferbers
  • Beautiful Something – Script Reading: director Joseph Graham and producer Kelly Burkhardt
  • Roadstrip: Cockyboys exclusive models Max Ryder, Jake Bass, Levi Karter and Ricky Roman, along with Cockyboys owners Jake Jaxson, R.J. Sebastian and Benny Morecock and event host Mickey Boardman, Editorial Director of PAPER Magazine 
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