Who We Are

Mission Statement:

Our vision is to preserve the tradition of the exhibition of American and international lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer independent film in the Philadelphia region. qFLIX Philadelphia presents this film festival for, by, and about our community.  We produce this festival for the education, entertainment, and enjoyment of past, present and future generations.

About Us:

Founded in 2014 as a new festival, with new media and a new attitude, qFLIX Philadelphia is rooted in 22 years of LGBTQ film festival leadership. We believe that experiencing our voices, stories and visions on film from around the world, from birth to death, from the loved to the loveless, from youth to maturity, helps lift us forward as individuals and as a community. Film as an international language allows qFLIX Philadelphia to foster, support, and give access to independent filmmakers and to encourage and nurture younger ones in the art of filmmaking. Queer film inspires the imagination and encourages the journey of discovery and acceptance by both the ever-growing region’s LGBTQ and the mainstream communities.

qFLIX Philadelphia is register 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation.  Your donations are tax deductible!

The Team

Thom Cardwell

Thom Cardwell

Founder & Producer

Brian Gannon

Brian Gannon

Head of Jurors | Producer Festival Trailers

Susan DiPronio

Susan DiPronio

Juror

Gabe Martinez

Gabe Martinez

Juror

M. Asli Dukan

M. Asli Dukan

Juror

 Sheena Howard

Sheena Howard

Women's Screening Committee

Tara Lessard

Tara Lessard

Women's Screening Committee

James Duggan

James Duggan

Founder & Producer

Suzi Nash

Suzi Nash

Programmer - Women's Films

Phuong Nguyen

Phuong Nguyen

Juror

Steve Fluharty

Steve Fluharty

Juror

Nicole Ayers

Nicole Ayers

Women's Screening Committee

Neesha Shah, Esq

Neesha Shah, Esq

Women's Screening Committee

Shanel Sharese

Shanel Sharese

Women's Screening Committee

Gary Kramer

Gary Kramer

Programmer - Men's Shorts

Judith Redding

Judith Redding

Juror

Julia Mendenhall

Julia Mendenhall

Juror

Wafiyyah Packer

Wafiyyah Packer

Women's Screening Committee

Dr. Amy Paeth

Dr. Amy Paeth

Women's Screening Committee

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