WICKED QUEER: The Boston LGBT Film Festival is the fourth oldest LGBT film festival in North America and it is largest LGBT media event in New England. Founded in 1984 by film programmer George Mansour, the festival has been hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since the early nineties. In 2009 the festival expanded to include screenings at the Brattle Theatre in iconic Harvard Square, Cambridge, the Fenway Health Center on Boylston Street in Boston, and the Institute of Contemporary Art. In 2020 the festival virtually screened over 149 films in 39 programs across 10 days throughout the USA

The festival holds Juried awards for Best Feature, Narrative and Best Feature, Documentary. We also have audience awards for Best Narrative Feature, Best Feature Documentary, and Best Short Film.

Review Format
We prefer that preview submissions be submitted as digital online screeners.

Exhibition copies must be sent to the festival prepaid. The festival will pay for return or forward shipping. The festival cannot accept nor assume responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. In case of loss or damage during the Festival, the responsibility of the Festival is limited to the costs for repair or replacement of the print.

Films will be considered for presentation in both physical and online venues.

Overall Rating
  • MM Serra

    Best Festival for LGBT. It is highly recommended by MM Serra.

    December 2020
  • Max Lincoln

    Fantastic festival with really lovely organisers.

    Only shame was I couldn’t watch more films from Geo-Blocking.

    Would love to visit a post COVID Version

    September 2020
  • Great, exciting, friendly and brilliant.

    August 2020
  • A very original and colorful festival, I really enjoyed working with them especially during the corona time which required a lot of communication. We had a virtual filmmakers meeting and I really enjoyed the conversation that developed. Hope to come visit Boston next year!

    August 2020
  • Robin Wang

    Wicked Queer ranked easily among the best festival experiences I've ever had. The team pressed on despite the pandemic and held a terrific event online to showcase the amazing works that celebrate LGBT filmmaking. I wish nothing but the best for the festival to move forward in the coming years.

    August 2020