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 2019 the festival screened over 160 films in 49 programs across 11 days throughout Boston and Cambridge.

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.

Overall Rating
  • Ethan Fuirst

    Loved Wicked Queer! It was the first festival we attended with our film and remains one of our favorites! The venue (Brattle Theater) was beautiful and sold out. Most of the filmmakers were in attendance. After the Q&A, we all went to a bar together. Still keep in touch with some of them. Whole event was well-run and exciting!

    October 2019
  • David Beck

    A wonderful experience. So happy to share our film with a great lineup of other shorts.

    April 2019
  • Eduardo Ayres Soares

    I attended the festival this year and was surprised by the number of people in the audience. The Brattle Theater is an excellent location to screen movies with a considerable amount of people attending. It is a small festivals, but worthy to attend. Also, after being selected for Wicked Queer, we received many other invitations to other film festivals.

    April 2019
  • Antonis Glaros

    Great Festival! Very friendly people! Recommended!

    April 2019
  • Rochely C. Droves

    Very friendy staff, very efficient communication. A pleasure to have been a part of this festival.

    April 2019