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Mario – {Free Showing}

September 18 @ 7:30 pm | Reeves Theater (University of Tampa – Vaughn Center 2nd Floor)

Why should a talented young man choose between his lifetime dream and the first love of his life? Mario has been working and dreaming toward a career as a professional soccer player. He was well on his way when Leon walked into his life. Leon is beautiful and a talented player, in his own right.

Sell By – {Opening Night}

October 4 @ 7:30 pm | Tampa Theatre

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.

Queering The Script

October 5 @ 11:00 am | Metro Wellness and Community Center

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.

Trick

October 5 @ 11:30 am | Tampa Theatre

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!”

Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

October 5 @ 1:45 pm | Tampa Theatre

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.

This is Not Berlin (Esto no es Berlín)

October 5 @ 3:00 pm | Metro Wellness and Community Center

In high school Carlos is an outsider who likes unpopular music and building robotic sculptures. But one night when he gains entrance to the unique El Azteca nightclub in Mexico City, he suddenly finds himself to be at home among a crowd of outsiders.

Something to Cry About: Drama In Your Shorts

October 5 @ 4:00 pm | Tampa Theatre

Join us for a collection of eight dramatic short films that celebrate queer people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

The Shiny Shrimps (Les Crevettes pailletées)

October 5 @ 8:00 pm | Tampa Theatre

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.

Last Ferry

October 5 @ 10:00 pm | Tampa Theatre

A young lawyer is looking for love on Fire Island. As he explores what little there is to do during the “off-season,” he is drugged, mugged, and witnesses a murder. When a handsome stranger comes to his aid, Joseph believes his luck is changing.

A Bigger Splash

October 6 @ 11:45 am | Tampa Theatre

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.

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

October 6 @ 3:45 pm | Tampa Theatre

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.

Tongues Untied

October 7 @ 5:00 pm | Tampa Theatre

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.

For They Know Not What They Do

October 7 @ 6:45 pm | Tampa Theatre

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.

José

October 7 @ 8:45 pm | Metro Wellness and Community Center

José fills his free moments playing with his phone and having random sex with other men, arranged on street corners and dating apps. When he meets attractive and gentle Luís, a migrant from the rural Caribbean coast, they pursue an unexpected relationship with more emotion than José has ever felt.

Vision Portraits

October 8 @ 5:15 pm | Tampa Theatre

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.

Straight Up

October 8 @ 7:00 pm | Tampa Theatre

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.

Universal Drama (Shorts)

October 8 @ 8:30 pm | Metro Wellness and Community Center

Join us for a collection of six short films that celebrate queer people around the world.

Circus of Books

October 9 @ 7:00 pm | Tampa Theatre

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.

Benjamin

October 9 @ 9:15 pm | Tampa Theatre

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.

History Lessons (Shorts)

October 10 @ 6:30 pm | Metro Wellness and Community Center

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

An Almost Ordinary Summer (Croce e delizia)

October 10 @ 7:00 pm | Tampa Theatre

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?

Song Lang

October 10 @ 8:30 pm | Metro Wellness and Community Center

When a hunky, brooding, and hardened debt collector and martial arts practitioner Dung “Thunderbolt” threatens to set fire to a pile of traditional opera costumes for an upcoming performance, one of the actors, Linh Phung, steps in to argue for more time. This non-traditional meeting instead ignites a slow burn between the two men.

Suzanne Westenhoefer in Tampa

October 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm | Tampa Theatre

Suzanne never does the same show twice. She can’t. She doesn’t write anything down. She charges boldly onto the stage and what happens is always a mystery and a delight. So if you have seen her before, never fear, she has new and fun stories and observations every day! Be prepared for 90 minutes of laughter and fun!

End of the Century (Fin de siglo)

October 11 @ 10:00 pm | Tampa Theatre

Time bends in this sexy film about the chance meetings of two scruffy, handsome men. Ocho meets Javi while vacationing in Barcelona. The electricity between them is immediate.

TIGLFF: Next Scene – FREE!

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm | Tampa Theatre

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.

A Dog Barking At The Moon

October 12 @ 1:30 pm | Tampa Theatre

Xiaoyu returns to China with her American husband in tow to visit her parents, whose relationship is as dysfunctional as ever. Her father's homosexuality set off a domestic earthquake many years ago, with aftershocks extending to the present as the family still struggles to maintain their integrity.

And Then We Danced

October 12 @ 3:30 pm | Tampa Theatre

Merab has been dancing since he was ten. He aspires to make the National Ballet and he feels confident, until Irakli shows up. Irakli is strong, handsome, and confident in the way someone can be when they have always been better than everyone else.

Tickle In Your Shorts

October 12 @ 5:45 pm | Tampa Theatre

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

Gay Chorus Deep South – {Closing Night}

October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Tampa Theatre

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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