Reel Q’s Amazing Short Films

Short on Length, Long on Quality

As in previous years, Reel Q is presenting a terrific selection of short films on three consecutive nights exploring the wide and diverse LGBT community.

First held in 1985, Reel Q is the annual festival of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) cinema presented by the Pittsburgh Lesbian & Gay Film Society. The 2016 festival will take place October 6 to 15 at the Harris Theater, 809 Liberty Avenue in the vibrant Pittsburgh Cultural District. The schedule is available online at the official Reel Q web site ( and on PGHevents: The Pittsburgh Events Web Site ( Trailers are also available on demand for local Comcast Xfinity digital television subscribers.

The lives and relationships of bisexual and lesbian women are the subject of six short films. Among them is the delightful, stop-motion animated “B” that’s anything but childlike: it’s the story of repressed lesbian bombshell who finally explodes. The “Women’s Shorts” screen on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m.

A special night of short films explores the transgender experience. These include “Mezzo,” which celebrates the life and career of Breanna Sinclaire, the first openly transgender woman to study at a major conservatory. The “Trans Films” screen on Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Eight short films reveal the complexities of bisexual and gay men. One of the best is “Noam,” the wonderful story of young romance between two teen boys who audition for their high school production of the play “Romeo & Juliet.” The “Men’s Shorts” screen on October 13 at 7:00 p.m.

NOTE: Contact us for a complete list of the short films.


About the Pittsburgh Lesbian & Gay Film Society (aka Reel Q)

The Pittsburgh Lesbian and Gay Film Society’s primary goal is to organize and manage year-round cinema that serves the educational and cultural needs of its audiences and is an organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered (LGBT) and LGBT-supportive persons.