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.

Founded in 2007 by Russ Gage and David Weissman, and directed by Molly King and Deb Kemp since 2017, 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.

 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.


QDoc Team 2017

The 2018 QDoc Team

Oh how we love and cherish our project team!

Huge shout-out and thanks to our long-term team members, and those new to the QDoc team this year. We couldn’t pull this off without you!

Russ Gage

David Weissman

Melinda Kowalska

Christopher Healy

Ericka Heidrick

Jimmy Radosta

Alicia Rose

 Matt Leavitt

Les Lewis

Alan Colley

Melanie Altaras

Laure Parsons

Dan Winter & John Forsgren 

The Hollywood Theatre Team

If you’re interested in volunteering on the day at this year’s festival we’d love to hear from you! 

Just email our Festival Volunteer Coordinator at qdocvolunteers@gmail.com.

Festival Directors

Molly King & Deb Kemp

Festival Founders – Russ Gage & David Weissman

Festival Founders

Russ Gage & David Weissman

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