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.

Festival Directors

Molly King & Deb Kemp

Festival Founders

Russ Gage & David Weissman

The 2019 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

David Robinson

Ericka Heidrick

Jimmy Radosta

Laure Parsons

Donal Mosher

Alan Colley

Lisa Tran

John Vuong

Ruby Mullen

 Wolfgang Black

Larisa Zimmerman 

Kristin Hole

Thredd LeFeel

Michael Kubetz

Anthony DeLorenzo

Sidney Anderson

Chessa Casper

David Rutiezer

Matthew Stefanik

 William Cunninghame

Roberto Olivero

If you’re interested in volunteering at next year’s festival we’d love to hear from you! 

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

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