San Antonio Q Fest: The San Antonio LGBTQ International Film Festival is committed to showcasing and bringing awareness of the diverse culture and perspective of the LGBTQ Community to the greater San Antonio area. The festival will feature cinematic works recognizing and celebrating a multicultural world.

San Antonio Q Fest: The San Antonio LGBT International Film Festival is a production of Pride San Antonio. Pride San Antonio is a registered 501 c(3) nonprofit corporation. Pride San Antonio was founded in 2004 as Gay Pride SA by a group of community activists and organizers who wanted to put on a celebration of LGBT PRIDE that was all-inclusive and facilitated the needs of individuals so that individuals can facilitate the needs of a community.

In 2008 members of the Gay Pride SA Board of Directors began exploring the possibility of hosting an annual LGBT film festival and in 2013, members of the Board of Directors of the Pride San Antonio Inc, formerly Gay Pride SA, moved forward and executed Pride SA's Inaugural San Antonio Q Fest.

Pride San Antonio Inc. is operated by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and an all volunteer committee. The events produced by Pride San Antonio Inc. raise money for five local nonprofits and charities For 2019 Pride San Antonio has chosen the following as beneficiaries:

American Veterans For Equal Rights (AVER)-Lone Star Chapter
Fiesta Youth
MCC-Metropolitan Community Church
Rape Crisis Center
We Are Alive Inc.
Woodlawn Pointe

Film Submission Fees and Deadlines-
$15.00 (U.S. Dollars) EARLY BIRD by May 15, 2021
$10.00 (U.S. Dollars) EARLY BIRD-STUDENT by May 15, 2021
$25.00 (U.S. Dollars) REGULAR DEADLINE by June 30, 2021
$15.00 (U.S. Dollars) STUDENT REGULAR DEADLINE by June 30, 2021
$45.00 (U.S. Dollars) LATE DEADLINE by July 30, 2021
$20.00 (U.S. Dollars) LATE STUDENT DEADLINE by July 30, 2021
$60.00 (U.S. Dollars) EXTENDED DEADLINE by August 20, 2021
$30.00 (U.S. Dollars) EXTENDED STUDENT DEADLINE by August 20, 2021

Overall Rating
  • Janice Corran

    They canceled it and I can't be in it next year because my film will be in worldwide distribution. I was sorry they canceled it.

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    We are terribly disappointed we had to cancel it too. The Covid surge was just too much at the time. Your film, Along Came Wanda, was amazing and we wish it could be a part of the future screening. We can't wait to see it in distribution!

  • Manuel Marmier

    From the very begining the communication with the festival was good.
    Unfortunatly I couldn't attend to the festival, and I didn't present my work to the audience as I would have loved it.
    I hope the film received a good welcome.
    I wish all my best to the festival team, and once again thank you for selecting my film, I'm very happy it has been screened in the San Antonio QFest.

    November 2019
  • Preston Hammond

    Great communication! I was unable to attend the screening but was so privileged to be selected. Thank you San Antonio!

    October 2019
  • Davey Porter

    What a wonderful and life-affirming festival. No snark. No "self importance" ... Nothing but fun and a good time had by all. Audiences very appreciative, and the organizers are just wonderful people. Truly the best in film festival spirit. Consider yourself lucky if your film is selected; and the audience at this festival is also very lucky to have such a film-friendly and entertaining program of shorts, docs, and features with an LGBTQ theme.

    October 2019
  • I unfortunately was not able to make it to QFest ... however I am so grateful to San Antonio QFest to be selected for a screening of my film "Gay Baby" . Thanks to James for the great communication. I hope to come to the fest in the near future with another project.

    October 2019