Color Me Art
The 2015 Long Beach QFilm Festival will take place September 10th-13th at the historic Art Theatre located at 2025 East 4th St. and the neighboring LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, both on Long Beach’s renowned “Retro Row.
Long Beach’s longest-running film festival since 1993, the QFilm Festival annually presents narrative features, documentaries and short films that embody the rich diversity and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities. Palacio Magazine is proud to be a media sponsor this year. We spoke with Porter Gilberg, Executive Director of Long Beach’s The Center.
More than 1,500 people attend each year to savor a mix of West Coast, Southern California and local premieres as well some of the most acclaimed features on the film festival circuit. Over 200 submissions were received this year by both student and professional filmmakers from around the world. To accommodate the festival’s growth, an additional night is being added this year with the official opening on Thursday, September 10th and all screenings will take place at the Art Theatre. Dozens of filmmakers and cast members of the films to be shown will be present for audience discussions after each screening. Festival events will feature numerous parties and opportunities for attendees to meet and mingle with filmmakers, actors, critics and other industry professionals.
For more information about the festival, go to www.qfilmslongbeach.com.