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Announcing QFest 2017 Judges 

February 15, 2017 – Ocean Grove, NJ – QFest NJ LGBT Film & Digital Media Festival, NJ’s only LGBT film festival, is honored to welcome four acclaimed media professionals as judges for QFest 2017, April 7, 8 & 9. In its second year, QFest supports and promotes LGBT film & digital media, the individuals who create it, and the people and stories they highlight.  Festival judges for QFest 2017 are Anthony Pemberton, filmmaker and Montclair State University Film Department Chair, Alex Biese, film/entertainment writer for the Asbury Park Press, Lisa Raven, filmmaker and Montclair University Associate Professor and Ric Ryder, Broadway singer/actor and teacher at Stella Adler Studio in NYC. “QFest is grateful to have four notable media professionals who bring significant experience in the film and entertainment industry to the challenge of selecting this year’s festival winners,” said John Mikytuck, QSpot Executive Director.  “QFest continues to attract LGBT artists from New Jersey and around the world whose work represents a diversity of voices that might not otherwise be heard.” Stay tuned for more QFest 2017 news and updates.

Submissions Now Being Accepted

QFest 2017

Open Call for Submissions

January 8, 2016, Ocean Grove, NJ – QSpot LGBT Community Center is proud to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the second annual QFest New Jersey LGBT Film and Digital Media Festival,  NJ’s only annual LGBT film & digital media festival, April 7, 8 & 9.  QFest‘s goal is to support and promote LGBT film and digital media, the individuals who create it, and the stories and people they highlight.  QFest is produced by QSpot LGBT Community Center, one of NJ’s largest LGBT community centers. Deadline for regular submissions is February 27.  

To be included in the festival, submissions must have content about or connection to the LGBT community with preference given to unreleased work, work by New Jersey residents, and work that exemplifies artistic expression (in multiple forms), education or inclusion.

“QFest recognizes and salutes the contributions LGBT individuals make to the media landscape and our world culture,” said John Mikytuck, QSpot Executive Director.  “QFest provides a venue where people can experience LGBT film & digital media which might not otherwise be seen. QSpot celebrates the unique work, accomplishments, and talent of the LGBT community and we’re honored to produce QFest for that reason,” Mikytuck said.

Entry categories are Long/Short Fiction, Long/Short Documentary, Animated Long/Short, Music Video, Smart Phone App, Video Game and Website.  Winning submissions in all 10 categories will receive prizes.  For more information about QFest or to submit your work, visit QFestNJ.org.