Join us for the 38th installment of the Reel Q film festival. Our annual event mixes both in-person and online programming for 2023, 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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Lie With Me
Chasing Chasing Amy
Commitment to Life
Egghead & Twinkie
The Mattachine Family
Glitter + Doom
Before I Change My Mind
Now showing in your living room or home theater: Reel Q 38! In addition to eighteen exciting in-person screenings, this year’s festival brings the entire shorts program right to you. Learn how our online platform, Eventive, can deliver Reel Q’s 2023 festivities to your favorite screen, wherever you are.
October 15, 2023
Mara Rago‘s “Carla” documentary premiered at the Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBTQ Film Festival to a sold-out crowd at the Warhol Museum Friday evening.
October 7, 2023
Mo (Junes Zahdi) must face his tragic past when he and his partner, Hisham (Freddy Shahin), travel back to Alexandria, Egypt in Marwan Mokbel’s film, “The Judgment,” which premieres tonight at the Reel Q Film Festival.
October 6, 2023
Glitter (Alex Diaz), an amateur circus clown, meets Doom (Alan Cammish), a sad sack musician and the duo falls in love in the stylistic musical, Glitter & Doom. The film will premiere in Pittsburgh on Sunday, October 9.
October 5, 2023
After the death of his mother, Nabil (Ryan Ali) returns to Toronto to find freedom with his adopted drag momma, Malibu (Alexandra Billings, Transparent, The Conners) in Queen Tut, which premieres in Pittsburgh on Sunday, October 15.
October 3, 2023
Reel Q is one of the oldest annual LGBTQ film festivals in the entire world, and they're back with a brand new collection of movies for people to enjoy. Heather Abraham talks to the festival's executive director, T.J. Murphy, and film director Mara Rago.
October 2, 2023
Pittsburgh’s longest-running film festival is also the world’s sixth-oldest LGBTQ+ film festival. The cultural staple returns with 50 shorts, 17 features, special events and virtual offerings.
October 2, 2023
Artist, photographer, and now director, Mara Rago depicts the life of a Pittsburgh trans woman, Carla Beck, in her documentary, “Carla,” a short film premiering at the Reel Q Film Festival on Friday, October 13 at the Warhol Museum.
September 19, 2023
Reel Q, Pittsburgh’s annual LGBTQ+ film festival and sixth-oldest LGBTQ+ film festival in the world, just released an iconic line-up of films and special events for the 2023 season, which runs from October 6 to 15.