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Congrats to Our 2021 Festival Winners

Welcome to Reel Q 36

Join us for the 36th installment of the Reel Q film festilval. Our annual event mixes both in-person and online programming for 2021, inviting viewers to mingle at special screenings across Pittsburgh and to enjoy the best in queer cinema from the comfort of home.

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2021 Features

A Sexplanation

A Sexplanation

Raw! Uncut! Video! Poster

Raw! Uncut! Video!

Boy Meets Boy Poster

Boy Meets Boy

Boy Culture: The Series

Boy Culture

See You Then Poster

See You Then

Rebel Dykes Poster

Rebel Dykes

Jump Darling Poster

Jump, Darling!

Made on the Rooftop Poster

Made on the Rooftop

Potato Dreams of America Poster

Potato Dreams of America

Workhorse Queen Poster

Workhorse Queen

The Extinction of Fireflies Poster

The Extinction of Fireflies

No Straight Lines Poster

No Straight Lines

Kiss Me Kosher Poster

Kiss Me Kosher

2021 Shorts Programs

Men's Shorts Image

His Shorts

Women's Shorts Image

Her Shorts

Global Gays
Global Gays
Transtastic Shorts Image

Transtastic Shorts

Teen Dreams Image

Teen Dreams

Black Excellence Image
Black Excellence
Asian Voices

Asian Voices

In-Person Screenings

A Sexplanation Drive-In at COWC

Friday, October 8th @ 8:00 pm
(Due to Rain)

Boy Culture at True T Studios

Tuesday, October 12th @ 8:00 pm (Online from Saturday, October 9th)
True T Studios (4623 Liberty Avenue)

Workhorse Queen at The Warhol

Friday, October 15th @ 7:00 pm
The Warhol
(117 Sandusky Street)

Kiss Me Kosher at Row House Cinema

Saturday, October 16th @ 7:00 pm
Row House Cinema
(4115 Butler Street)

The Best Seats in Your House

Now showing in your living room or home theater: Reel Q 36! In addition to four exciting in-person special screenings, this year’s festival brings features and shorts programs right to you. Learn how our online platform, Eventive, can deliver Reel Q’s 2021 festivities to your favorite screen, wherever you are.

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2021 Festival in the Press

Asian short films “Asian Voices,” part of Reel Q: Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival


October 9, 2021

The six Asian short films that comprise “Asian Voices,” part of this year’s Reel Q: Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival, are now available for online streaming.

12 October events not to miss in Pittsburgh

Next Pittsburgh

September 29, 2021
By Jennifer Baron

A documentary about a 1980s lesbian punk gang in London. An autobiographical movie that’s described as “Wes Anderson meets gay Russians.” A drag queen’s relationship with his feisty grandmother starring Cloris Leachman in her final role.

ReelQ Film Fest Your Way


September 30, 2021
By Roy Gloecki

Reel Q, Pittsburgh’s longest-running and only LGBTQ+ film festival, is back for its 36th season in a new and exciting location: your home. That’s right, you will be able to enjoy the best of Queer cinema in Pittsburgh online and in-person.

Reel Q highlights local and international films for latest Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Pittsburgh City Paper

September 23, 2021
By Dani Janae

Reel Q is bringing back its popular Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival for its 36th year, highlighting 14 features, over 60 short films, and four in-person screening events.

Image credit: Closeup of newspaper stack by Jeff Myers on Flickr