Queer Here Cinema is an event night created with the purpose of providing the LGBTQ2S+ film community an environment where everyone can feel empowered, appreciated, and seen. Come for the films, have a drink, kiki after.
We are looking for Queer-Positive Films with main characters and/or creators who identify as LGBTQ2S+ from all genres, from around the world.

Queer Here Cinema takes place at stache WeHo.
Having this event in a nightclub motivated by our belief in transforming the space into more than just a weekend hangout but also into a hub for gathering and celebrating our artistic talents and hard work.
Stache is inspired by the underground and hidden spaces once necessary for the lgbtq+ community to gather—a rugged industrial warehouse with clean modern elements. Conveniently located, stache is in the midst of some of the best nightlife the city has to offer. Equipped with a 20 ft digital TV wall for your work to be screened on, your audience can enjoy the large outdoor patio, 360 degree bar, dining room, and dance the night away after the festival!

Depending on short length, we will select 4-6 shorts per month. Once submitted, if not selected, your short will be considered for future events (w/no additional fees) and we will communicate dates and times for the event.

When films get made, it happens by small groups of like minded, goal oriented, passionate people. It's never an easy task, and there are obstacles and factors that will put the vision to the test. It is challenging, but when the final product is ready for an audience, it's the greatest reward.
For this reason, all films are submitted as winners and the prize is a space to showcase it to a live audience in the heart of West Hollywood.

* The depiction of animal abuse whether real or implied is not acceptable and will lead to automatic disqualification and loss of entry fee.
* The decision of the selection committee is final.
* All entry fees are non-refundable.
* Entrants are responsible for securing all rights and permissions from copyright relating to their short.
* You must own all the rights to the film or have permission to use any songs included in your film.
* You agree to promote our festival on any and all social media pages.
* We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through email and our online platforms.
* By submitting to us, you give us consent and right to screen your film in front of a live audience
* Short films must not exceed 30 minutes.
* Feature films must not exceed 180 minutes
* Submissions must be in English or have English subtitles at the time submitted.

Overall Rating
  • Thanks a Lot for your Festival, is very impartant for our proyect "QUEER", long life to independent cinema!!!

    May 2024
  • Ryan Paige

    A brilliant event - very well organised, clear and thorough communication. Whilst we couldn't attend in person we were thrilled to be selected and included. Thank you!

    April 2024
  • César Carmona

    Great little film festival, I definitely felt a sense of community attending :)

    March 2024
  • Jonathan Hammond

    Really great small festival hosted by nice people.

    August 2023
  • Richard Louprasong

    Such a fun festival experience! Programmers were really great at communicating and friendly. Definitely looking forward to another event!

    August 2023