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The Full Story


The AQFF was founded in 2014 to bring Queer Film from around the world to Appalachia and to promote Queer filmmakers within the region. Submissions will soon be open for the 2023 festival at Foundry Theater

in Huntington, West Virginia.



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


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

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