Queerky Town

by Cristian Doroftei

Moldova  |  2022  |  In development


Queerky town is an attempt to find joke patterns in the everyday life of Chișinău. Against the common perception, Moldova, an eastern European country, is more than just fornication, promiscuity, alcoholization, and fanfares on a daily basis. Rebelling against the western and heteronormative gazes is a must, and this movie is a manifesto against them. It’s fun, progressive, and queer. Regardless of the lack of expertise from both the narrator and the audience, we will manage (or at least pretend) to understand that humor is not just a matter of being funny. It’s true function is to create new social bonds and shift and build new meanings. We will understand how we can achieve cultural hegemony by means of comedy. And finally, how we can become more humane.


Cristian Doroftei, born in 1994, Telenesti, Moldova. Spent almost all his life in Buiucani, West Chișinău. Started his filmmaking journey in 2014, as a laboratory technician in the multimedia department while studying journalism at the State University of Moldova. While there, never wrote or filmed something concerning real events. Everything was staged or fictionalized by using his editing skills and imagination. Got his diploma successfully basically by lying, dodging serious tasks, and skillfully playing with his teachers’ trust. Mythomaniac by nature. Earns his bread by editing and writing for diverse NGOs. Bought a camera 2 years ago and now he feels entitled to call himself a filmmaker.


  • Queer Voices IFF – Award for 2nd Best Pitch (2021)
  • Pitch@MOLDOX – Civil Pitch Society (2022)