QFest New Jersey LGBT Film Festival Announces 2016 Official Selections
QFest New Jersey LGBT Film and Digital Media Festival is thrilled to announce our 2016 Official Selections. The list of films highlights LGBT stories and artists from around the world including USA, Australia, and South Korea. Several selections will be making their world premiere at QFest.
“There is something for everyone in this year’s festival selections,” said John Mikytuck, QSpot Executive Director. “From a star-studded West Hollywood gay murder mystery, to a serious yet light-hearted look at the history of Women’s Week in Provincetown.”
QFest, NJ’s only LGBT film festival, is produced by QSpot, one of New Jersey’s largest LGBT community centers. The 3-day event is being held April 1-3 at QSpot. QFest strives to support and promote LGBT film & digital media, the individuals who create it, and the people and stories they highlight.
“QFest’s selections represent the diversity of LGBT filmmakers examining a wide-range of issues, including reparative therapy (so-called “conversion therapy”), transgender rights, and bigotry,” said Mikytuck. A detailed description of QFest’s Official Selections can be found at www.QFestNJ.org.
QFest 2016 Official Selections (In Alphabetical Order) are; FEATURE FILM – Kiss Me Kill Me (USA) – Directed by Casper Andreas, Soft Voice (Iran) – Directed by Afshin Hashemi; SHORT FILM – Bram (Belgian) – Directed by Henry Andres Disotuar Colombat, Coffee at Laundromat (Canada)– Directed by Maahi Kaur, Hunter (Australia)– Directed by Phillip Klimek, In the Dismal Night Hours (USA) – Directed by Stephen Mastrocola, Salvation (USA) – Directed by Ryan Hess, She (USA) – Directed by Yuxin Zhang, Use (USA) – Directed by Sean Duffy; FEATURE DOCUMENTARY -Clambake (USA) – Directed by Andrea Meyerson, From Selma to Stonewall:Are we there yet?(USA) – Directed by Marilyn Bennett, Major (USA) – Directed by Annalise Ophelian, SHORT DOCUMENTARY- Coming Full Circle (South Korea) – Directed by Larry Tung, Equal Justice Under Law (USA) – Directed by Dan Goldes, Mazy (USA) – Directed by Yuting Jiang; MUSIC VIDEOS- Come Inside (USA) – Directed by Susan Pellegrini, Washed in Blue (USA) – By Danae Carnadine.
“QSpot is proud to produce QFest as part of our mission to foster the health, well-being and pride of NJ’s LGBT community,” said Mikytuck. “QSpot recognizes and salutes the contributions LGBT individuals make to film and digital media and believe QFest provides a unique way for them to be seen. QFest also creates an opportunity for the larger community to be exposed to important artistic, cultural and historic LGBT work.”
QFest will be held on April 1-3, 2016 in Ocean Grove, NJ. For more information, visit www.QFestNJ.org
QFest New Jersey LGBT Film and Digital Media Festival strives to support and promote LGBT film & digital media, the individuals who create it, and the people and stories they highlight. Festival submissions must have content about or connection to the LGBT community with preference given to unreleased work, work by New Jersey residents, and work that exemplifies artistic expression (in multiple forms), education or inclusion.
QFest, the only annual LGBT film & digital media festival in NJ, is produced by QSpot, one of New Jersey’s largest LGBT community centers. Entry categories are Feature/Short Film, Feature/Short Documentary, Animated Feature/Short, Music Video, Mobile Device App, Video Game and Website. Winning submissions in all 10 categories will receive prizes.
QFest will be held on April 1-3, 2016 in Asbury Park & Ocean Grove, NJ.