Now that awards season is over, you need to start picking your favorite films for 2019. You can do that and support your community by catching a Queer Film Festival in your hometown or better yet, travel to a new city to see one! Win-win.
Many have LGBT celebrity appearances and have the opportunity to find a new indie actor for your Mancrush Monday or share some emotions with your honey during a new queer tear-jerker.
Check below for some of the best Queer Film Festivals all over the country, arranged by date.
qFLIX, Philadelphia, March 25–31
Wicked Queer, Boston, March 28–April 7
CineKink, New York City, April 3–7
MiFo LGBT Film Festival, Miami, April 18–21
QFest, St. Louis, April 28–May, 2
Translations: Transgender Film Festival, Seattle, May 2–5
FilmOut Shorts Fest, San Diego, May 12
OutFilm CT, Hartford, May 31–June 8
Provincetown International Film Fest, Provincetown, June 12–16
My True Colors Festival, New York City, June 18–26
Frameline San Francisco International LGBT Festival, San Francisco, June 20–30
Out Here Now, Kansas City, June 20–27
CinemaQ, Denver, July 17–21
OutFest, Los Angeles, July 18–28
North Carolina Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Durham, August 15–18
aGLIFF, Austin, August 22–25
Reeling Film Festival, Chicago, September 19–29
Out On Film, Atlanta, September 26–October 6
Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Tampa, October 4–12
MiFo LGBT Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale, October 10–20