FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
QUEER HIPPO INTERNATIONAL LGBT FILM FESTIVAL, PRESENTED BY QWEST FILMS NETWORK, ANNOUNCES ITS FESTIVAL KICKOFF
Queer Hippo Int’l LGBT Film Festival (Queer Hippo) announces today the kickoff of its first annual film festival in Houston, Texas. The event takes place at the Houston Museum of African American Culture on April 1-3. Get ready for a jam packed weekend filled with stories of love, camaraderie, heartbreak and murder.
Showcasing over 30+ films, Queer Hippo stands to set the pace for LGBT film festivals and enthusiast alike. This year’s film selection includes feature, shorts, music videos and documentaries from over 19 different countries, including several Houston premiers.
Queer Hippo is proud to present the following films to play in its main program:
· In The Grayscale (Feature by Claudio Marcone)
· Suicide Kale (Feature by Carly Usdin)
· Major! (Documentary by Annalise Ophelian)
· The Revival: Women & The Word (Documentary by Yaani Supreme)
· Oriented (Documentary by Jake Witzenfeld)
· Unconditional (Short by Kent Igleheart)
· Acceptance (Short by Clive Ashenden)
· Beatin (Music Video by Quentin Perez)
· Home (Music Video by Christen B)
· Run for the Truth (Short by Damien Steck)
· Oh I Get It (Short by Danny Tayara)
· Matheo (Short by Darrell Lee Hall)
· Wedlocked (Short by Puppett)
· No Strings (Short by Eoin Maher)
· Paradigma (Short by Valentino R. Sandoli)
· Lethargy (Short by Xavier Miralles)
· Actually Alex (Short by Jules Lovelock)
· More Than God ( Short by Kev Cahill)
· Paper Wrap Fire (Short by Raymond Yeung)
· The Man Who Fed his Shadow(short by Mario Garefo)
· First Clue (Short by Susan Sullivan)
· Vow of Silence (Short by Be Steadwell)
· Raisonnable (Short by Andre Pelletier)
· Reinventing the Reel (Short by Michael Gorlick)
· Sugarhiccup (Short by Lisa Donato)
· Schleierhaft (Short by Tim Ellrich)
· Perpetual (Short by Peter Ahlen Lavrsen)
· Dissonance (Short anime by Anna Ngo)
· Lady of the Night (Short Anime by Mikhal Bak)
The Festival will introduce awards this year for films in competition, honoring directing, cinematography, screenwriting, music video and animation, providing further opportunity for those in their field to be recognized.
Tickets are available at queerhippo.com. We can’t wait to see you there!
**Queer Hippo is a celebration of queer cinema that brings together authentic stories and audacious audiences for its annual program of original documentaries, dramatic films, original teleplays, music videos and shorts.
The mission of Queer Hippo is to show people we are more alike than we are different. We aim to offer a space where queer artist can come together and showcase their works and audiences can come and enjoy a fresh diverse perspective in cinema.