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The AQFF was founded in 2014 to bring Queer and Trans film from around the world to Appalachia and to promote LGBTQ+ filmmakers within the region. This year we are celebrating 10 years in Shepherdstown, WV on Sept 27-28, 2024.



Our mission is to promote Queer and Trans film and filmmakers across the world, and to offer LGBTQ+ content to the Appalachian region, and discover and amplify Queer and Trans artists in the Appalachia.


Our vision is to to show the world how incredible our LGBTQ+ community is here in Appalachia and to introduce Appalachians to Queer cinema around the world.

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