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The Seattle Queer Film Festival has gone through a few name changes over its 27 years, but it has never wavered in bringing the masses the best in international queer cinema. Along with its trans-film-focused spring sister festival, Translations, it’s a proud offering of Capitol Hill-based organization Three Dollar Bill Cinema, with managing director Billy Ray Brewton and festival director Kathleen Mullen overseeing an enthusiastic group of employees and volunteers. Much like the past couple years, this year’s SQFF will be done as a hybrid festival, with films both in-person and online.
SQFF’s opening night selection keeps it close to home with the premiere of What the Funk?!, a documentary chronicling Seattle’s BIPOC burlesque fest of the same name during its inaugural 2019 outing.
Other feature film highlights include Shariff Nasr’s feature debut El Houb, the middle school charmer Erin’s Guide to Kissing Girls, the riot grrrl mockumentary Vulveeta, and the heart-wrenching Brazilian family drama Mars One.
Read more about Seattle-area film festivals this fall here.
📸: Seattle Queer Film Festival