IThaca, NY



Schedule of Events

Film Festival
Pop-Up Art Exhibition
Community Events

On Saturday, October 5th the Qinfolk come together.

Qinfolk is a day long event taking place at multiple venues in Downtown Ithaca.

Festival activities include a short - film festival, workshops, art exhibitions from artists around the country and the globe, and community events in partnership with our local heroes.

All films and art exhibitions are by queer and trans people of color.

QTPOC Short-Film Festival


Qinfolk Short-Film Festival Selections

Our 2019 selected short films are written and directed by us for us! View this year’s outstanding films and get your tickets!

Festival Workshop Preview

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Real Talk : QTPOC Mental Health with Kenya Crawford, MHC


Art and consent with hana shafi (Frizz Kid)


Mental Health and wellness 101
wit mental health association of Tompkins county


mindful pleasure for social change with Chetna Mehta


out for health with planned parenthood of the southern finger lakes

queer and trans people of color

Our mission is to center and exalt the experiences of queer and trans people of color [QTPOC] by celebrating creative expression and cultivating space for community, healing and representation



we are
black and brown
and trans and queer

QINFOLK is a space for us.
The folx at the intersections.We are from/in the woods, the suburbs, the beaches, the islands, the cities, the farms, the coastlines, the deserts, the jungles, the water.
Qinfolk is we/they/them/us. Qinfolk is community.



It is with endless gratitude that we acknowledge our grantors and fiscal sponsors! We are truly grateful to the organizations and people that have supported the vision of Qinfolk from the beginning, and provided foundation financial and administrative support.


Grantor & Fiscal Sponsor

The Qinfolk Festival was made possible in part by funding and assistance from:

Ithaca College Presidential Seed Grant
Ithaca College LGBT Resource Center
Ithaca College Office of Sponsored Research Office

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This program was made possible in part by a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program.



This project was also made possible in part with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts administered by the Community Arts Partnership.


Fiscal Sponsor

This program was made possible in part by the fiscal sponsorship provided by the Ithaca Underground.




Ithaca Falls, 1 mile from Downtown Ithaca.

Ithaca Falls, 1 mile from Downtown Ithaca.

Ithaca, NY

The city of Ithaca is located at the base of Cayuga Lake on the ancestral land of the Cayuga Nation, one of the original five members of the Haudenosaunee.

About four (4) hours northwest of NYC and Philadelphia in the heart of the Finger Lakes, Ithaca is bursting with natural beauty. With over 100 gorges and waterfalls throughout the area — some walking distance from the Qinfolk Festival in Downtown Ithaca — Ithaca provides a beautiful and refreshing back drop for our event . We cannot wait to welcome our qinfolx into our home!

For more information on the area, and to start planning your trip go to: Visit Ithaca .



Qinfolk Festival Sponsors

Our radical imagination is a tool for decolonization, for reclaiming our right to shape our lived reality.
— Adrienne Maree Brown