“Our community benefits greatly from culture and film. I believe it’s lifesaving and

awakening, especially for young LGBTQ people, to see our [shared] history/herstory.”

Celia Lyon, Meadows Group, Inc. Realtors
(QDoc sponsor since 2007)


About Q-doc | Russ & David

Russ Gage & David Weissman – Festival Founders and Snr. Programmers

QDoc is the only festival in the U.S. devoted exclusively to LGBTQ documentaries. Documentaries offer a unique vehicle to creatively engage core issues of queer identity – politics, history, culture, diversity, sexuality, family, aging, and coming-out issues. Documentary as a form of expression is as vital and energetic as it has ever been, and QDoc brings the highest caliber of films – and their makers – to share with Portland audiences.

Since 2007 QDoc has shown award-winning films fresh from Sundance, Berlin, Hot Docs, Tribeca, Amsterdam and other top-tier festivals. We have shown historical films, personal stories, artist biographies, experimental work and topical films dealing with current controversies. Visiting artists have included prominent filmmakers from all over the U.S. and from as far as Italy and Australia, who have participated in lively discussions after the screenings. We have hosted emerging filmmakers as well as 3 Academy Award winning directors, enabling dynamic audience interaction with artists.


Molly King & Deb Kemp – Festival Co-Directors

Taking over the reins in 2017, Deb Kemp and Molly King will assume the roles of Festival Co-Directors for QDoc, and will continue to work with the talented QDoc team. Together they are accomplished event producers and marketing powerhouses who have fallen in love with the whole QDoc experience and community, and are excited to be part of the festival’s future. Russ and David will continue to be active as Senior Programmers.


Note to filmmakersQDoc is a curated festival, we do not have open submissions. Feel free to email us with information about your film at info@qdocfilmfest.org, and we’ll let you know if we’d like to see a screener – thanks!