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Ambriehl Turrentine, Marty Schechter

July 18, 2022, 

CinemaQ Film Festival Announces Acclaimed Artist Colman Domingo in Person

Domingo to Receive Festival’s first LaBahn Ikon Film Award

DENVER – Denver Film announced today that acclaimed artist Colman Domingo will appear in person during the 14th annual CinemaQ Film Festival. Domingo will be on hand for the screening of “New Moon,” the award-winning animated short film which he co-wrote with husband Raul Domingo, produced and voices as the film’s “storyteller.” He will also receive the Festival’s inaugural CinemaQ – LaBahn Ikon Film Award for his “tremendous contributions to LGBTQIA+ culture and advancement” through his work in film and entertainment.

The Aug. 12 screening and award recognition begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Sie FilmCenter and will include a reception, career clips package tribute to Domingo followed by an in-depth conversation with the recent Emmy-nominated actor moderated by former film and theater critic for the Denver Post and longtime arts writer, Lisa Kennedy.

“We are honored to welcome Colman Domingo to CinemaQ and to have the opportunity to pay tribute and honor him for his impressive and growing body of work,” said CinemaQ presenting sponsor and award namesake William LaBahn. “Colman’s expanding resume of film and television roles, particularly over the past few years, has catapulted him to be the very worthy recipient of this first-year award. We’re looking forward to celebrating him and his accomplishments in person and sharing those stories and discussions with our Denver film audience.”

Domingo, a two-time Independent Spirit Award nominated actor, Tony and Olivier nominee who recently received his first Emmy nomination for Euphoria has been working in the industry for more than four decades. His film credits include: Janicza Bravo’s Zola, Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk, Sam Levinson’s Assassination Nation, Olivia Newan’s First Match, Ava Duvernay’s Selma as Reverend Ralph Abernathy, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg, three films directed by Spike Lee, including Miracle At St. Ana, Red Hook Summer and Passing Strange, Freedomland directed by Joe Roth, True Crime directed by Clint Eastwood, and many others.

In addition, he recently wrapped production for Higher Ground’s Rustin in which he plays his first lead role in the biopic centered on influential civil rights and gay rights activist Bayard Rustin; as well as production on Warner Bros.’ The Color Purple He will be playing “Mister,” opposite Fantasia Taylor, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, and Corey Hawkins. The film is being produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, and Scott Sanders.

On the small screen, he is known for his long-term television series roles as Ali in Euphoria as well as the role of Victor Strand in Fear of the Walking Dead. He is also the host of Bottomless Brunch as Colman’s for He is also writing and producing West Philly, Baby, a drama series inspired by his play “Dot” for AMC Networks’ ALLBLK.

Founded in 2009, the CinemaQ Film Festival was created to leverage the power of film to celebrate queer voices, queer visions, and queer visibility. The four-day festival is designed to showcase the best in new and classic LGBTQ+ cinema from around the world to Colorado audiences.

The 14th Annual CinemaQ Film Festival runs August 11 – 14 at the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Festival passes are $50 for Denver Film Members/$70 Non-Member. Individual film tickets are $8.25 for Denver Film members/$13.25 non-member and are available at

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Members of the press interested in covering the CinemaQ Film Festival may contact Ambriehl Turrentine at or Marty Schechter at

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About Denver Film
Founded in 1978, Denver Film is a membership-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural institution that produces film events throughout the year, including the award-winning Denver Film Festival and the popular, summertime series Film on the Rocks. With a vision to cultivate community and transform lives through film, Denver Film provides opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative, thought-provoking experiences.

The permanent home of Denver Film, the Sie FilmCenter is Denver’s only year-round cinematheque, presenting a weekly-changing calendar of first-run exclusives and arthouse revivals both domestic and foreign, narrative and documentary – over 600 per year, all shown in their original language and format. Denver Film’s one-of-a-kind programs annually reach more than 200,000 film lovers and film lovers-in-training.

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