Q: Is QFest the same festival as the Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival?
A: Yes, we have changed the name; the other name was way too long. The programming staff remain the same, the Philadelphia QFest is presented by TLA Entertainment Group and the non-profit Philadelphia Cinema Alliance.

Q: When is the next festival taking place?
A: QFest13 is scheduled to take place July 11-22, 2013

Q: What is the deadline for QFest submissions?
A: Our deadline is April 1, 2013, you can also view our submissions guide

Q: Is the Philadelphia QFest a competitive festival?
A: Yes. The Festival runs a Juried Award Competition in the following categories:

  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Short

Competition selections are made by Festival programmers. Winners will be announced at the Philadelphia QFest Closing Night Ceremonies on Monday July 20th. As of this time, no cash prizes are given.

We also ballot our audience for Audience Awards in the following categories:

  • Audience Award for Best Feature Film
  • Audience Award for Best Documentary Film
  • Audience Award for Best Short

Q: If I have already submitted my film when will I hear if my film has been accepted/not accepted?
A: All program decisions will be made by mid June 2013.