Philadelphia Qfest 2014 is Cancelled

The Philadelphia Cinema Alliance (PCA) has announced the postponement of Philadelphia QFest, the city’s annual LGBTQ film festival which would have celebrated its 20th anniversary this July.

In a statement on the website, a press release says that the decision was prompted by several issues, including fund-raising challenges and the unavailability of festival founder and Artistic Director Raymond Murray to head film programming.

“After launching the festival in 1995 and producing it for 19 years, I’m disappointed that we could not present one this summer,” says Murray.

Instead of the usual two-week festival in July, the organization is planning to present two targeted “mini-Qfests” at the Warehouse Cinema, a planned luxury three-screen cinema complex slated to open in the fall in No Libs. Organizers are aiming to launch the first week-long festival in the fall, with another one planned for the spring of 2015. No decision has been made to bring Qfest back as a full-scale festival in 2015.

“I hope that the two mini-festivals planned for the fall and spring will satisfy our loyal customers,” Murray went on to say. “The films will be presented in what we expect to be an impressive cinema complex, one that will feature amazing projection and sound, comfortable lounge seating, a restaurant and bar and ability to have film discussions with filmmakers in a relaxed environment.”

One Comment

  1. Chris (justa) Morris says:

    Sorry to learn of 2014 QFest cancelling. Please keep me on your mailing list.


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