The East Village Queer Film Festival" (EVQ) celebrates queer film in all it's glorious diversity. We welcome filmmakers who entertain, explore and promote queer-themed issues and as well as the downtown avant garde. EVQ's further goal is community building through queer cinema. EVQ promotes the work of queer film and fosters a highly inclusive environment for all artists. You don't have to be LGBTQ+ to submit your film but you do have to be Queer!

**Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we have pushed back the East Village Queer Film Festival to the Fall. Deadlines and notification dates have been pushed back as well. The 2020 Festival will be virtual**

EVQ will present awards for Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best "Future Cult Classic" & Best Music Video

Overall Rating
  • Raymond Helkio

    This is one fierce festival!

    February 2020
  • Jeffrey James Keyes

    We had the most wonderful experience at The East Village Queer Film Festival. The organizers were extremely communicative and helpful from the point of selection, through the lead up to the event and during the festival itself. We loved the other films, the venue was fabulous and we had a wonderful time at the talk back for our screening. I strongly recommend this festival, it was such a treat. Thank you to everyone at The Wild Project, we had a blast.

    October 2019
  • Sean Leviashvili

    The Event was amazing - the films I was featured with were absolutely beautiful and I was honored to be part of this lineup. Also, the event was held in such a professional manner - with banners, a step and repeat, photographers and a really amazing moderator to hold the post-screening discussions. This was a highlight of my summer.

    September 2019
  • Jay Russell

    A lovely festival in a great venue. My short played with 3 others which differed from a lot of other festivals where they put 7-10 shorts in one evening. Very intimate with a nice Q&A afterwards. Would highly recommend submitting to this festival.

    September 2019
  • Matt Emert

    I had a blast and was so honored to have my short screen during this festival. The venue is intimate and great for indie filmmakers, the staff was very welcoming and accommodating, and I loved having Q&A’s with the filmmakers after the programs each night. Thanks Wild Project!

    September 2019