TIGLFF 34 - St. Petersburg, FL

FREAK SHOW

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

Billy Bloom is a transplanted gay teen whose fabulousness doesn't play so well in the red state South until he takes a stand by running for homecoming queen.

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LIKE FOAM (Como la espuma)

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

A message circulates from mobile phone to mobile phone. A bunch of strangers meet in a mansion. They come searching for sex, but never has an orgy been so full of love. (Or feelings?)

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SIGNATURE MOVE

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

Zaynab, a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian in Chicago takes care of her sweet and TV-obsessed mother. As Zaynab falls for Alma, a bold and very bright Mexican woman, she searches for her identity in life, love and wrestling.

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SENSITIVITY TRAINING

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

Serena crosses a line with a colleague and is forced into sensitivity training with Caroline, a bubbly woman assigned to be her coach. While Serena does her best to get rid of Caroline, she may have finally met her match.

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UNCLE GLORIA: ONE HELLUVA RIDE!

AMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Uncle Gloria is a darkly funny film full of drama and family fireworks about the macho owner of an auto wrecking company in Florida who goes into hiding from the law as a woman setting off a bizarre journey of self discovery.

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THE CONSTITUTION (Ustav Republike Hrvatske)

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

The story follows four people who live in the same building, but avoid each other because of the differences in their assets, sexual habits, nationality and religion.

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4 DAYS IN FRANCE (Jours de France)

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

Pierre leaves the Parisian home that he shares with his lover Paul and leaves on a seemingly endless road-trip, guided only by Grindr hook-ups and bathroom stall phone numbers.

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THE FEELS

AMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Andi and Lu are excited to celebrate their upcoming wedding with a joint bachelorette weekend in wine country. On the first night, things get off to a rocky start when one of the brides admits that she's never had an orgasm.

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SOME LIKE IT HOT

North Straub Park 400 Bay Shore Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL

SOME LIKE IT HOT bucked convention and broke boundaries when it was released in the late 1950’s. Starring Marilyn Monroe and featuring Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in drag throughout the entire film, it was unlike anything cinema had seen before – and it remains a favorite to this day.

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SCREWED (Pihalla)

Screwed (orig. Pihalla) is a Finnish drama film, where seventeen year old’s Miku and Elias find themselves and each other during a summer in the Finnish countryside. Love is not as easy as it seems.

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DATING MY MOTHER

AMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

In this festival favorite, the complex relationship between widowed mother and single gay son is explored with comedy and sincerity. Danny is an unemployed screenwriter and has recently moved from LA to stay with his mother Joan.

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A DATE FOR MAD MARY

AMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

"Mad" Mary McArdle is released from prison and tries to reconnect with friends in Drogheda. Her best friend Charlene is getting married and Mary seeks a date to bring to her wedding.

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Kiss Me (Embrasse-Moi!)

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

Kiss Me! is an ordinary rom-com with a typical rom-com story … except it is about lesbians. Brava! It is about time lesbians were featured in a feel-good romcom, and we can thank French comedian and director, Océane Rose Marie for the good time. The story centers around Océanerosemarie (yep, that’s her name), a chiropractor with a big heart and a very active sex life.

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Kill the Monsters

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

Three hunky men in a polyamorous relationship - Frankie (the young one), Patrick (the practical one), and Sutton (the hot, impulsive one) - travel across the country to start a new life. One of the most unique films of the festival, the story is about the “democracy” of a triad and the men’s belief that, no matter what, this is the best and only way to have a successful relationship.

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Freelancers Anonymous

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

Billie is in a dead-end job that she hates, is engaged to Gayle whom she adores and is wound up tighter than a top. When she has a chemically induced epiphany, she quits her job and makes a dramatic exit, only to realize she has no job, a wedding to plan, and a fiancé who is going to be super pissed.

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Lez Bomb

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

Thanksgiving is a blessed time of celebrating the ties that bind and the love of family, the perfect time to make memories and share precious moments, together. Thus, the perfect time to drop the “lez bomb.” If only Lauren’s family wasn’t completely nuts!

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White Rabbit

freeFall Theatre 6099 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Recently single, Korean-born LA artist Sophia Lee devotes herself to her public performance art, whether it’s a provocative Korean perspective on the LA Riots at a park or supermarket, or quirky digital art on social media. Meanwhile, when a stranger makes Sophia late for a TaskRabbit gig, she loses her temper, only to run into her repeatedly and discover a strong connection.

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Fun In Your Shorts

freeFall Theatre 6099 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Lighten your mood with this quirky collection of seven short films.

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Sell By – {Opening Night}

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

A charming ensemble comedy with a great cast and lots of fun! Adam and his insta-gay boyfriend Marklin have been together for five years. They love each other, but … their relationship is so bored and aimless, they consider marriage just because “it’s time.” The women in their lives are their best friends. They are caring and devoted and have their own love issues.

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Trick

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

Let’s revisit aspiring Broadway songwriter Gabriel and hot go-go dancer Mark on their quest through the streets of New York, looking for places to seal the deal. Trick made Miss Coco Peru a household name with her infamous bathroom warning… “It burns!”

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Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love Story

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

Single mom Rachel is fresh, funny and ready to “get back out there” after several years of chaste devotion to her job and her family. She gets the surprise of her life when she attends a Māori film festival and lays eyes on filmmaker Nikki Si’ulepa.

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The Shiny Shrimps (Les Crevettes pailletées)

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

Not since Priscilla, Queen of the Desert have queer men had so much fun on a bus. And that’s just part of this hilarious film about a flamboyant amateur water polo team on its way to the Gay Games. Add in a straight Olympic swimmer ordered to coach them as penance for a televised homophobic remark.

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Six Characters in Search of a Play – w/ Del Shores

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

Del Shores is a consummate storyteller.  In this cinematic version of his staged performance, Del opens the secret vault of his memory and shares six characters whom we have not met, but whom those of us from the south certainly know.

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Straight Up

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

A highly entertaining romantic comedy with a twist: a love story without the thrill of copulation. Hyper-articulate, obsessive compulsive gay twenty-something Todd (Sweeney) wants to try being straight. Not because he thinks being gay is bad. He just thinks he is bad at being gay.

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Benjamin

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

In this charming romance, Benjamin is a young filmmaker in London, boyishly handsome, awkwardly brilliant, full of self-doubt. He must navigate the pretentious local arts scene to build his career, and his love life sucks. He bogs himself and others down in obscure philosophical banter.

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An Almost Ordinary Summer (Croce e delizia)

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

When two grandfathers from different backgrounds fall in love, telling their families is the last hurdle before their wedding. What better way to get it over with than to bring them all, unsuspecting, to neighboring beach houses, drop the bomb and watch the fireworks begin?

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TIGLFF: Next Scene – FREE!

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

A new initiative to offer viewing and filmmaking experiences to our younger audience members who live their lives online and stream On Demand. We are offering opportunities for these young filmmakers, activists, and audience members.

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Tickle In Your Shorts

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

Lighten your mood with this quirky collection of eleven short films.

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SHORTS PROGRAM #3: MIXED SIGNALS

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

These sly and sardonic shorts prove that technology can’t improve our relationships when it comes to the confusion spawned by human flaws in communication

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SHORTS PROGRAM #1: RITES OF PASSAGE

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

From birthdays and bat mitzvahs to prom dates and expiration dates, this bittersweet program celebrates those special occasions that leave indelible impressions on a life’s journey from adolescence to adulthood

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BREAKING FAST

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

Cocooned in strict Muslim beliefs about family, faith, and food, Mo – an adorably shy gay doctor in postbreak-up mode – cautiously expands his comfort zone during Ramadan to connect with Kal, an All-American gay actor who happens to speak Arabic and make great mloukieh (jute stew).

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DRAMARAMA

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

In this bittersweetly nostalgic drama-rama-com set in 1994, pop-culture references and witty wordplay are as plentiful as clues in a mystery novel when five high school theater friends dress up in costumes for one final murder mystery party before they leave for college.

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ELLIE & ABBIE (& ELLIE’S DEAD AUNT)

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

Move over Cinderella… this modern queer fairytale belongs to Ellie who has her very own fairy godmother in the form of her reincarnated Aunt Tara appearing just in the nick of time to give advice to Ellie who is coming out to her mother and trying to pursue Abbie, the girl of her dreams at school.

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STAGE MOTHER

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

Stage Mother delivers the ultimate wish-fulfillment fantasy for any misfit who longs for their parent’s unconditional approval. This feel-good, laugh-out-loud, sing-along comedy proves that it is never too late to change your mind, change your views, and change your life.

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SHORTS PROGRAM #5: IDENTITY CRISIS

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

It’s not me…it’s YOU. These perceptive shorts show that sometimes the only identity crisis that’s going on is the one that’s happening in someone else’s judgmental mind.

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SHORTS PROGRAM #4: DESPERATE MEASURES

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

When up against formidable odds, these truth-seekers discover that the ultimate battle is waged within their own minds and, to win a sense of peace, they must out-maneuver themselves.

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ALICE JÚNIOR

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

In this uber hip, pop culture film laced with electrifying emojis, the stunningly gorgeous Anna Celestino Mota stars as Alice Junior - a high octane social influencer and Teen Top Model trans girl – who panics when she finds she must move to the Brazilian hinterlands to attend a Catholic school.

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GIVE OR TAKE

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

When a disillusioned New Yorker’s father dies, he goes home to Cape Cod and prepares the house for sale while sharing it with his father’s temperamental live-in boyfriend. Grieving, they circle each other, butt heads, and are forced to negotiate how to remember the man they both loved.

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FIRST BLUSH

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

When a young married couple becomes involved with another woman, they learn to navigate the emotional intricacies of a polyamorous relationship in this tenderly told, relatable story about the pursuit of love.

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Language Lessons – Opening Night Film

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

Natalie Morales directs this charming feature film that she stars in alongside Mark Duplass, her co-writer, to tell a story that is extremely timely and and underscores the importance of human connection in this technologically isolating time.

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Mascarpone

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

Antonio is a 30-year-old family man, whose life finds an unexpected twist when he's suddenly dumped by his husband, whom he depends both psychologically and economically.

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Nimby

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

Mervi and Kata, a lesbian couple living in Helsinki, are considering coming out of the closet but when they visit Mervi’s hometown and family, all hell breaks loose.

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Nora Highland

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

Based on out-actor Ryan Spahn's play of the same name and shot entirely on computers during the Covid-19 Pandemic, Nora Highland, follows the casting process of a notable gay character in an upcoming Broadway revival.

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Between Them (Toutes les deux)

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

This tongue-in-cheek homage to spy thrillers and screwball comedies follows a lesbian private eye who is hired by a desperately jealous Russian professor to follow his wife who he is convinced is cheating on him. Having to travel to Montreal for the stakeout, she must sleep in her car since most hotels in Montreal were closed during lockdown.

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Kiss Me Kosher

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

When two generations of Israeli women fall for a German and a Palestinian, chaos follows in this romantic misadventure crossing all borders.

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Potato Dreams of America

AMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Wes Hurley’s autobiographical dark comedy about growing up gay in the Soviet Union and emigrating to America with his mail-order bride mother is divided into two strikingly different halves featuring two different pairs of actors playing the nick-named Potato and his mother.

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Glob Lessons – Closing Night Film

AMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Move over Felix and Oscar, the latest odd couple is Alan and Jesse, two mismatched strangers who are paired together by a children’s theater company to perform low-budget productions of Robin Hood and A Christmas Carol in elementary schools.

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33rd ANNUAL TAMPA BAY INTERNATIONAL GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL

All Man: The International Male Story

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

A nostalgic and colorful peek behind the pages and personalities of International Male, one of the most ubiquitous and sought-after mail-order catalogs of the 80s and 90s.

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Narrative Shorts Program

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

All The Awards I Never Gave You Caio Scot, 2021, Brazil, 17 min In the bathroom at an awards ceremony, an unexpected encounter between two young actors brings up unresolved feelings and a love story that may not have come to an end yet. Aura Guy Hodgkinson, 2022, United Kingdom, 10 min When given an…

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The Sixth Reel

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

When the death of a close friend unearths the long-thought-lost final reel of a classic film, Jimmy (drag legend Charles Busch) and his cohorts each concoct underhanded schemes involving false romances, drag personas and maybe even vampires to cash in on a big sale of the film.

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Waking Up Dead

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

Gorgeous, hard partying Danny Maldonado was once about to conquer Hollywood. But at 35, his acting career has flatlined, his boyfriend has dumped him, and his long estranged drug-addict mother is dying.

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No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics

Green Light Cinema 221 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

No Straight Lines chronicles the journeys of five scrappy queer artists from the margins of the underground comics scene to mainstream acceptance.

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Chrissy Judy

AMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

When his best friend and creative partner suddenly couples off and moves away, an ambitious New York drag queen determined for the limelight must reinvent himself or risk becoming an irrelevant solo act both onstage and off.

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Maybe Someday

AMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Jay, a non-binary 40-something photographer, attempts to move across the country to start her life over again in the midst of separating from her wife.

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Unidentified Objects

AMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

A curmudgeonly gay dwarf and his unstable, alien-obsessed neighbor are thrown together on an impossible road trip that will alter their strange friendship (and their sense of reality) forever.

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AQRONYM: A Night of Queer Comedy

The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewery 1510 E 8th Avenue, Tampa, FL, United States

Join our Master of Ceremony Shaine O'Laine as he leads you through an incredibly fun night of great humor and a good time with Melissa Nichols, featuring Kye Saunders, and headlining Jenn Snyder.

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Saving Face

Green Light Cinema 221 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

In Manhattan, the brilliant Chinese-American lesbian surgeon Wil is surprised by the arrival of her forty-eight year old widow mother to her apartment. Ma was banished from Flushing, Queens, when her father discovered that she was pregnant. The presence of Ma affects the personal life of Wil, who is in love with the daughter of…

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The Mattachine Family

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

Oscar (Juan Pablo di Pace, Mamma Mia) and Thomas (Nico Tortorella, Scream 4) meet cute, get married, have charming friends and burgeoning careers. Fate steps in and the two agree to be foster parents to a little boy, Arthur. When Arthur is reunited with his birth mother, Thomas realizes he loves being a dad.

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Big Boys

AMC West Shore - Theatre 8 210 Westshore Plaza, Tampa, FL, United States

Big Boys is a sweet and humorous story about the awkwardness of growing up and feeling different from your peers. Jamie is an anxious and chubby, 14-year old. While he’s not the least bit interested in sports, he might just be a culinary master.

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A Big Gay Hairy Hit! Where The Bears Are: The Documentary

Green Light Cinema 221 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Rick Copp, Ben Zook and Joe Dietl are friends and colleagues who have been in “the business” for decades. Between them they have worked on Golden Girls, Scooby Doo, The Brady Bunch Movie, Two and a Half Men, The Thin Pink Line, and Jack and Jill. As does happen in Hollywood, there came the inevitable lapse for all of them.

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Egghead and Twinkle

Green Light Cinema 221 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

After coming out to her parents, an Asian American teenage girl takes off on a road trip to meet her online crush with the help of her nerdy best friend.

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