REAL KINK

freeFall Theatre 6099 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL

Will J Zang, 2016, USA, 68 min Sponsored by: Florida Leather & Fetish Club and Tampa Leather Club This documentary about the San Francisco kink scene makes master/slave dynamics look like mom and dad strolling through the park. Will Zang brings BDSM out of the margins into the mainstream through his non-prejudiced interviews with co-eds and…

CHAVELA

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

Chavela is the captivating look at the unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican popular music and triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame.

WHOSE STREETS

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at how the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.

THE LAVENDER SCARE

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

At the height of the Cold War, President Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be security risks. A vicious witch hunt ensues, ruining thousands of American lives.

ALABAMA BOUND

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

Alabama Bound explores the roller-coaster ride of being gay in the South over the last decade, following the stories of two lesbian families as they fight for their children and the only openly-gay state legislator in Alabama.

UNCLE GLORIA: ONE HELLUVA RIDE!

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

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.

ABU (Father)

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

Using family archives and animation, Arshad Khan shares a deeply personal story of migration from Pakistan to Canada, self-discovery and familial reconciliation.

FAMILIES LIKE YOURS

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

Follows six families as they attempt to balance work and school. From all across the nation and in all different stages of family life, these families represent a cross-section of the modern American family-- the only difference is that they are LGBT families.

THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN

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

The documentary celebrates one of the world's most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels inspired millions to re-claim their lives.

REBELS ON POINTE

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

Celebrating Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo -- the all male, drag ballet company founded over 40 years ago on the heels of New York's Stonewall riots.

SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP

Tampa Museum of Art 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL

A feature documentary exploring NYC culture through the influence of nightlife legend Susanne Bartsch.

Making Montgomery Clift

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

Montgomery Clift was one of the most influential actors in the history of cinema, bucking traditions on and off screen, but countless biographies have reduced him to labels like “tragically self-destructive” and “tormented.” Now, nephew Robert Clift and Hillary Demmon rigorously examine the flawed narratives that have come to define Monty’s legacy.

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Studio 54

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell made magic happen when they opened Studio 54 in New York City in 1977. By 1978, Studio 54 was the most famous nightclub in the world. Matt Tyrnauer’s excellent and entertaining documentary explores the enchantment behind the madness that took Manhattan by storm.

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Call Her Ganda

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

When 26-year old Filipina transgender woman and alleged sex worker, Jennifer Laude, is found dead with her head plunged into a motel room toilet, the perpetrator is quickly identified as 19-year-old U.S. marine Joseph Scott Pemberton. A military recruit in an unfamiliar land, Pemberton was on “liberty leave” when he solicited Jennifer at a disco.

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Paternal Rites – DOCUMENTARY CENTERPIECE

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

Paternal Rites is an extraordinary first-person essay film that examines the secret underbelly of a contemporary Jewish American family as they grapple with the aftereffects of physical and sexual abuse on their present-day lives. It is also a groundbreaking film about the nature of trauma and memory itself.

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Transmilitary

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

When was the last time you were able to say that you were part of a pivot point, a moment in time where, literally, the course of human history and the lives of tens of thousands of people rested in that moment? Four brave soldiers serve their country valiantly while pushing back against the oppressive policies of the military.

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Dykes, Camera, Action!

freeFall Theatre 6099 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL

“I’m going to make a film about a girl who falls in love with a woman.” A radical idea in 1984 from Su Friedrich, who used that inspiration to make Damned If You Don’t. This beautifully constructed documentary is more than a review of lesbian filmmaking.

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Transgeek

freeFall Theatre 6099 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL

Queer folks in general found an unprecedented freedom with the advent of the internet. TransGeek shines a bright light on the profound impact that the internet had on transgender people. The anonymity and flexibility around gender identity that is available on the web gave voices to the most isolated parts of our queer family.

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Every Act of Life

freeFall Theatre 6099 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL

Terrence McNally says he goes to the theater, “to see characters strip themselves of their secrets, to let us see into their hearts.” He walks the talk in this candid documentary of his work and of his life. With plentiful footage of Terrence himself, this documentary is an honest and loving portrait of a man who has lived his life out loud .

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Queering The Script

Metro Wellness and Community Center 3251 3rd Ave N, St Petersburg, FL

Queer nerd alert! This fascinating documentary is a fun and informative look at the subculture of queer fandom. Hear from fans at conventions like ClexaCon, as well as Pose actress Angelica Ross, The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken, and Xena: Warrior Princess herself, Lucy Lawless.

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Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

In this powerful documentary, renowned filmmaker, Tom Shepherd follows the intense struggles of four LGBT+ refugees from Africa and the Middle East. Cheyenne and Mari (Angolan), Subhi (Syrian), and Junior (Congolese) have fled homophobic violence and are starting over in San Francisco.

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A Bigger Splash

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

David Hockney, still fruitful at 81, is a great American artist. He also is gay. His paintings of nude men and sun-kissed landscapes, in southern California and elsewhere, are instantly recognizable as uniquely his own. In 1973, filmmaker Jack Hazan documented Hockney’s evolving relationship with a young man who was once his lover and remained his muse.

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Tongues Untied

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

Thirty years ago, filmmaker Marlon Riggs detailed his own experiences as a gay man coming to terms with his sexual identity, the death of many of his friends to AIDS, and the particular stigma that Black gay men faced. Both deeply personal and a brilliant experimental critique of the politics of racism, homophobia, and exclusion of the time.

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For They Know Not What They Do

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

From The Director of "For The Bible Tells Me So" This new documentary takes us on a journey of understanding and sheds light on religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation in America. At the core of the story are four families whose faith is their source of strength and, sometimes, a source of pain.

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Vision Portraits

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

Queer filmmaker Rodney Evans becomes the almost unwilling subject of his own film, as he chronicles his loss of vision. Evans talks with fellow artists - a photographer, a dancer, and a writer - who have gone through similar experiences and who have thrived despite their visual impairments.

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Seahorse

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

This thoughtful documentary about a transgender man named Freddy who undertakes to start a family by becoming pregnant. Though Freddy yearns to raise his own child, pregnancy challenges his understanding of masculinity, gender, and parenthood more than he could have ever imagined.

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Circus of Books

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

Karen and Barry Mason were just looking for a way to support their young family when they became distributors for Hustler Magazine. When they took over the renowned LA sex toy and video store Circus of Books, they became fully immersed in the gay community and became a safe place for queer people.

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Changing The Game

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

For young transgender athletes, the sport they love often turns into a minefield of controversy. Decried as cheaters if they excel or barred from competing among the gender they identify with; positive outcomes are rare. But when a sport is a lifeline, what is fair?

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History Lessons (Shorts)

Metro Wellness and Community Center 3251 3rd Ave N, St Petersburg, FL

Join us for a collection of six short films that celebrate the history of queer people from long before Stonewall to the present day.

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You Don’t Nomi

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

When does a critically “bad” film become a cult film? Is “camp” manufactured or does it just happen?  Jeffrey McHale’s documentary asks these questions, but in the subtlest of ways. McHale digs deep in his detailed exploration of the nuances and the blatant exploitation of Showgirls, the 1995 worst everything in cinema. 

Gay Chorus Deep South – {Closing Night}

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus set out to bring their message of hope and resiliency in response to the 2016 presidential election by spending a week touring throughout the deep south.
The Chorus, joined by The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, brought a message of music, love, and acceptance to communities and individuals confronting intolerance.

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For They Know Not What They Do (Encore)

Metropolitan Community Church of Tampa 408 East Cayuga St., Tampa, FL

From The Director of "For The Bible Tells Me So" This new documentary takes us on a journey of understanding and sheds light on religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation in America. At the core of the story are four families whose faith is their source of strength and, sometimes, a source of pain.

Trans Musicians: Life in Harmony

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

To celebrate Pride Month, we present a pair of inspiring documentaries about two transgender musicians who are living their lives in true harmony. Cidny Bullens and Glenn Copeland reflect on their transformational musical journeys. Program Features Two Films The Gender Line– (13min/2019/USA) Directed by T.J. Parsell Inspiring portrait of transgender rock star, Cidny Bullens (formerly…

From St. Pete to Saint Petersburg

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

In the spirit of Pride Month, we present two documentaries that starkly contrast the state of the LGBTQ+ community in the U.S. and Russia. The Countdown is a short documentary produced by the St. Pete City Council chronicling the preparations for last year's Pride Week Parade and Festival which marked the 50th Anniversary of the…

AHEAD OF THE CURVE

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

An inspirational tribute to the fascinating life and career of Franco Stevens, creator of the ground-breaking lesbian magazine Curve, which generated a world-wide sense of community and positive visibility for gay women.

LATTER DAY JEW

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

Meet H. Alan Scott: a gay former Mormon/converted Jew/cancer survivor/writer-comedian, as he finds his spiritual path while preparing for his Bar Mitzvah, traveling to Israel during their Gay Pride celebration, and immersing himself in Jewish life and culture.

MAKING SWEET TEA

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

Grab a tall one and settle in to watch this intimate documentary that chronicles the reflective journey of southern-born, black gay researcher and performer, E. Patrick Johnson as he travels home to North Carolina to come to terms with his past.

TRANSFORMISTAS

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

Filmed covertly without permission from the Cuban government, this intimately epic documentary fluctuates between the past and the present, contrasting the struggles that different generations of drag queens have faced in their country.

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

Bare

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

Nudity is beautiful - this is the theme of famed Belgian choreographer Thierry Smits’ new production. We follow eleven male dancers as they bare more than just their bodies, they bare their souls for all to see.

STEELERS: THE WORLD’S FIRST GAY RUGBY CLUB

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

Come for the eye candy of hunky rugby players and their spunky lesbian coach…stay for the meaningful stories, exciting tournaments, and the surprising half-time drag show.

SHORTS PROGRAM #6: ROLE REVERSAL

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

In these inspiring documentaries, change-making role models use their ingenuity and integrity to disrupt the status quo and help define a “new normal.”

WHO’S ON TOP? LGBTQs SUMMIT MT. HOOD

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

Meet Ryan, Shanita, Stacey, Taylor, …and Wy’east (the Native American name for Mt. Hood) which is also a character in this glorious documentary that captures the spectacular scenery of Oregon’s tallest mountain.

Tampa Bay Transgender Film Festival

Tampa Bay Trans Film Fest Online Screening Room

The intention of this year’s Inaugural Festival is to highlight and elevate Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). We hope for this festival to help celebrate transgender lives & experiences, further creating a safe world for our transgender family to live in. Please join us virtually during the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20th, through November 22nd to participate in this historic event.

Baloney

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

This provocative documentary tells the story of San Francisco's beloved Gay All-Male Revue of the same name. BALONEY's co-creators, Michael and Rory, invite their collaborators and audiences to embrace the sexualized aspects of striptease and burlesque alongside a blend of fantasy, confession, and social commentary.

In-Person
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Rebel Dykes

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

A full-length documentary about the explosion that happened when punk met feminism, told through the lives of a gang of lesbian, trans and queer people in the riotous London of the 1980s.

Virtual

Building a Bridge

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

Horrified by Catholic leaders’ silence in the wake of the Pulse nightclub massacre, Father James Martin writes a widely-acclaimed book and tours the country speaking with the news media, local parishes and LGBTQ+ Catholics with his message of “compassion, respect, and sensitivity.”

Virtual

Activist Heroes Double Feature:

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AIDS Diva: The Legend of Connie Norman and Yes I Am – The Ric Weiland Story
Portraits of two activist heroes.

Virtual

Drag Stars Double Feature:

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

Two Films: Being BeBe: the BeBe Zahara Benet Documentary and Workhorse Queen

Virtual

Invisible: Women in Southern Music

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

Growing up gay in the South is hard enough, but to be an openly gay woman in country music is nearly impossible. Nashville is a man's town, yet this group of gay women have persevered anyhow.

In-Person
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33rd ANNUAL TAMPA BAY INTERNATIONAL GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Mama Bears

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

Mama Bears is an intimate exploration of two mama bears, conservative, Christian mothers who have become fierce advocates for LGBTQ+ people and a young lesbian whose struggle for self-acceptance exemplifies why the mama bears are so important.

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All Man: The International Male Story

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

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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Framing Agnes

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

After discovering case files from a 1950s gender clinic, a cast of trans actors turn a talk show inside out to confront the legacy of a young trans woman forced to choose between honesty and access.

Pat Rocco Dared

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

In this colorful trip back in time, filmmaker and activist Pat Rocco shares his incredible life story as one of Hollywood's original boundary pushing gay pioneers.

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Jimmy in Saigon

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

Jimmy in Saigon is a documentary exploring the mysterious death of Peter McDowell's eldest brother, James, who died age 24 in Saigon. The film explores unspoken grief and family secrets, while honoring those lost long ago.

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Keep the Cameras Rolling: The Pedro Zamora Way (Tampa)

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts 400 N. Ashley Drive Cube, 2nd Floor, Tampa

The story of Pedro Zamora, the charming young activist who transformed the face of AIDS in America by allowing MTV's REAL WORLD to chronicle his joy, his influence, and his journey with a disease that would ultimately kill him.

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Keep the Cameras Rolling: The Pedro Zamora Way (St. Petersburg)

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

The story of Pedro Zamora, the charming young activist who transformed the face of AIDS in America by allowing MTV's REAL WORLD to chronicle his joy, his influence, and his journey with a disease that would ultimately kill him.

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A Run for More

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

Frankie Gonzales-Wolfe goes on a personal journey and questions her relationship to her community as she runs for city council in San Antonio, Texas, and attempts to become the first openly elected transgender official in Texas.

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