QTBIPOC TV Shows You Don’t Want To Miss

By Derek Horne / June 1, 2021

In celebration of Pride Month and Juneteenth and our upcoming “Queer in Color” film festival, we wanted to take a look at what’s worth binge-watching on television to get you in the spirit. Queer Trans Black Indigenous People of Color are the most marginalized population, but on television QTBIPOC stories are finally getting the spotlight…

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Creative OUTlets Episode 1: THESE THEMS

By Derek Horne / May 27, 2021

CREATIVE OUTLETS – Episode 1   Personal Pronouns have become a heated debate, fueling culture wars and political conversations. Here to help demystify and defuse the tension with some insightful humor is the hit web series These Thems. View the whole series on Outfest Now.   Created by Gretchen Wylder who stars in the series…

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Reflections on Q-1

By Derek Horne / April 30, 2021

From Derek Horne, Director of Programming: It’s been an interesting start to 2021 and the ripples from the pandemic continue to be felt throughout the film world. Q-1 saw the Sundance Film Festival shorten their usual length from 11  to 7 days in January, and with half the number of films in their program,  double…

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2021 Valentine’s Day Viewing Guide

By Derek Horne / February 6, 2021

Whether you are spending Valentine’s Day with your partner or alone with a big box of chocolates …the must-have accoutrement for this holiday is the romance film. From rom-coms to tragic love stories, TIGLFF Director of Programming, Derek Horne, recommends the following ten newly available romance movies. …And remember to spread the love by sharing…

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2020 Holiday Viewing Guide

By Kayden Rodriguez / December 24, 2020

One of the silver linings of this tumultuous year has been the abundance of queer holiday programming…a perfect way to end 2020 on a high note. This year the Hallmark Channel debuted The Christmas House, Lifetime has The Christmas Setup, and The Paramount network premiered Dashing in December…but in addition to those, TIGLFF Director of…

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In Solidarity. Black Lives Matter.

By Renée Cassette / August 19, 2020

6/13/2020 Letter From The Board of Directors and Staff: The Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is deeply disturbed by not only the recent death of George Floyd, but also by all the needless deaths of Black Americans perpetuated by systemic racism in our country. These atrocious acts and the culture that allows…

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Women’s Party – Frisky Friday Flashback

By Mariruth Kennedy / August 31, 2018

We are excited to bring back one of our favorite dance nights! Right after Wild Nights With Emily we’ll head a couple blocks down the street to the Hilton Tampa Downtown for drinks and dancing!  The indoor/outdoor space of the Franklin Room and Patio will give us a great place to catch up after the movie and…

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TIGLFF Announces Opening Night Film “Wild Nights With Emily”

By Mariruth Kennedy / August 10, 2018

We are excited to announce “Wild Nights With Emily” starring Molly Shannon as our opening night film on Friday October 5th. “Molly Shannon Is Emily Dickinson in the Best Lesbian Comedy in Years” IndieWire Madeleine Olnek’s new film reveals the lighter, gayer side of a poet who was neither as reclusive nor severe as history…

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