The Queer Film Society (QFS) is a consortium of LGBT film critics, historians, artists, and scholars dedicated to the exploration and celebration of queer images in world cinema. Recognizing the diversity of identities and perspectives that comprise its membership, QFS is committed to showcasing vital films from equally vital, and sometimes widely varied, vantage points. From mainstream to underground and from artist to audience, a distinct and communal sensibility informs the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) cinema experience.
QFS endeavors to create a variety of entertaining and educational cinema experiences for both QFS members and Friends of the QFS and hopes, through such events, to inspire the creation of QFS chapters in other cities.
The QFS is a non-profit organization.
The QFS was founded in the spring of 2009 by Windy City Times/Knight at the Movies film critic Richard Knight, Jr. who is President of the Society. Hank Sartin, longtime film critic for various publications is the QFS Vice-President, Nick Davis, film critic and author of "The Desiring-Image: Gilles Delleuze and Contemporary Queer Cinema" is the Treasurer, while Rob Christopher, film writer and author of “Queue Tips: Discovering Your Next Great Movie” is the group’s Secretary.