Now in our 7th year! Welcome to the new queer cinema!

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!

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

You don't have to be LGBTQ+ to submit your film but you do have to be Queer!

Overall Rating
  • Greg Wolf

    A great team of people behind this festival! I felt very welcome and met some other cool filmmakers.

    September 2023
  • kalyani persaud

    Amazing films, amazing time! Honored to have screened my first short film. Everyone (from filmmakers to audience) was delightful. Lets goooo

    September 2023
  • I had an incredible time at East Village Queer Film Festival. It was such an honor to be selected amongst such high quality films and everyone there was so kind, supportive and welcoming. I would love to return to this festival again!

    September 2022
  • Great communication from the festival team and such an honor to have my music video screened there.

    September 2022
  • Sophie Bennett

    Absolutely wonderful time! Very supportive staff and provided an excellent Q&A. We had an incredible time!

    September 2022