EVA + CANDELA (¿Cómo te llamas?)

freeFall Theatre 6099 Central Ave, St. Petersburg

Time is obviously synonymous with wear, and love is inherent in time. This is not a love story. It's a story of how love is transformed, of the relationship between two strong, independent women. It's the story of how everyday life takes its toll on two lives.

Wild Nights With Emily

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa

Finally, Emily Dickinson as we always knew she must be - a passionate, funny, endearing woman in love with Susan Gilbert. Molly Shannon’s Emily throws her bloomers over her head and dives into the pleasures of stolen kisses and red-hot passion, despite the trappings of petticoats and the oppressive roles for women.

Frisky Friday Movie & Dance Party COMBO

Watch the opening night film, Wild Nights With Emily at Tampa Theatre, and then join us for the Frisky Friday Dance Party for a wild night with all the beautiful ladies at the Hilton in Downtown Tampa.

Frisky Friday Dance Party

Hilton Downtown Tampa 211 N Tampa St, Tampa

Join us Friday, October 5th after the Opening Film (Wild Nights with Emily) for a wild night with all the beautiful women of Tampa Bay.

Drama In Your Shorts

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa

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

Kiss Me (Embrasse-Moi!)

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa

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.

Riot

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa

In 1978, when the push to decriminalize homosexuality in Australia stalled, a group of activists decide they must make one final attempt to celebrate who they are. They get a police permit, spread the word.and on a freezing winter's night, cloak themselves in fancy dress, join hands, and parade down oxford street. But they have no idea what is to come and that the courage they find that night will finally mobilize the nation..

Tucked

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa

There are those of us who believe that people come into our lives at exactly the right time, just when we need that particular person, that particular light. Jackie and Faith find themselves together at the precise moment they both needed the other.

Freelancers Anonymous

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa

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.

Studio 54

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa

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.

Good Manners (As boas maneiras)

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa

lara is poor, Black, and so desperate for work that she takes a demeaning job working for what appears to be (at least on the surface) an entitled, self-absorbed wealthy, pregnant white woman. Make no mistake – nothing in this story is what it appears to be.

Lez Bomb

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa

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!

Paternal Rites – DOCUMENTARY CENTERPIECE

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa

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.

Dykes, Camera, Action!

freeFall Theatre 6099 Central Ave, St. Petersburg

“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.

Daddy Issues

freeFall Theatre 6099 Central Ave, St. Petersburg

Maya, a 19 year-old queer pixie and a talented artist, gets romantically involved with her sexually fluid insta-crush. But, on the verge of her first love, the situation at hand is more complicated than anything she could imagine.

White Rabbit

freeFall Theatre 6099 Central Ave, St. Petersburg

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.

Fun In Your Shorts

freeFall Theatre 6099 Central Ave, St. Petersburg

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

Two In The Bush: A Love Story

freeFall Theatre 6099 Central Ave, St. Petersburg

Sometimes one in the hand isn’t better – just take it from Emily. An aspiring documentarian, Emily is toiling away as personal assistant to filmmaker Kenneth, getting verbally berated on a daily basis. She returns home early from work to find her girlfriend Kate in bed with their best friend Peter.

Rafiki

The Portico 1001 N Florida Ave, Tampa

We are honored to be screening this film before its release in April.

Rafiki (lit. "Friend") is a 2018 Kenyan drama film directed by Wanuri Kahiu. Inspired by Ugandan Monica Arac de Nyeko's 2007 Caine Prize-winning short story "Jambula Tree", Rafiki is the story of friendship and tender love that grows between two young women, Kena and Ziki, amidst family and political pressures. The film had its international premiere in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Tucked -Encore Presentation

freeFall Theatre 6099 Central Ave, St. Petersburg

There are those of us who believe that people come into our lives at exactly the right time, just when we need that particular person, that particular light. Jackie and Faith find themselves together at the precise moment they both needed the other.

Tell It To The Bees

freeFall Theatre 6099 Central Ave, St. Petersburg

In 1950s small town Britain, a doctor develops a relationship with her young patient's mother.

BIT

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa

BIT is the lesbian vampire film everyone has been waiting for – campy, fresh, aggressive, provocative and sexy. On her first night in LA, Laurel, a transgender teenage girl on vacation falls in with four queer feminist vampires.

Queering The Script

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

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.

Zen In The Ice Rift (Zen sul ghiaccio sottile)

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

Maia (who prefers to go by Zen) is a walking cube of ice, freezing out the world. Zen plays hockey on the high school boys’ team to hone the skills needed to land a place on the national women’s team. She is constantly bullied by her teammates.

Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa

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.

Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love Story

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa

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.

Billie and Emma

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa

Billie and Emma are sent to a Catholic high school for very different reasons. Set in the Philippines of the mid-1990’s, Billie is banished by her city parents to get her away from her girlfriend. Emma is brilliant, overachieving, popular, and on course for a bright future.

Adam

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa

In the summer of 2006, Adam escapes another boring family vacation to stay with his cool older sister Casey in NYC. Adam's horizons rapidly expand as he follows Casey to lesbian bars and gay marriage rallies, but it isn't until he is mistaken for a trans guy that he really gets a crash course in LGBT vocabulary.

Good Kisser

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa

Jenna agrees to a sexy weekend fling with girlfriend Kate (Rachel Paulson) and the worldly Mia. As the night unfolds, Jenna realizes she’s bitten off more than she can chew. Jenna is unsure of herself, and the entire situation for that matter, while Kate is more than ready to get to the main event.

More Beautiful For Having Been Broken

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

Devoted FBI Agent McKenzie “Max” De Ridder has recently lost her mother. In the wake of grief, she forms a bond with a young boy with special needs and an unexpected - and at first tense, then loving - relationship with his mother.

For They Know Not What They Do

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa

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.

Paradise Hills

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa

In this futuristic fairy tale, Uma (Emma Roberts) wakes up in a rose- and tulle-filled boarding school for wayward young women, whose families pay big bucks for their daughters to emerge perfect. With the love and support of the women in this beautiful prison, she must find a way to escape, or risk being erased.

Being Impossible (Yo impossible)

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

After attempting her first sexual experience with her boyfriend, Ariel discovers that she is different. Her gynecologist reveals that her sex life may be complicated by "corrective" surgery and a strictly gendered upbringing by her family and religious societal norms of Venezuela. Now, as she discovers her body for the first time, Ariel must decide who she wants to be.

Universal Drama (Shorts)

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

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

The Ground Beneath my Feet (Der Boden unter den Füßen)

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa

Lola is a jet-setting overachiever in a cutthroat corporate environment. She keeps both her relationship with her boss, Elise, and the existence of an older sister, Conny, a secret.  But when she receives the news that Conny has attempted suicide, Lola's secrets threaten to explode into the open.

Kattumaram

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

Anandhi understands loss. Her parents and relatives perished into the waves of a Tsunami off the coast of India. Her Uncle Singaram feels the loss even deeper, as he is the only one left to look after Anandhi, with all the tenderness and the hand wringing of an anxious father.

Clementine

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

Heartbroken Karen becomes unwittingly entangled with the younger Lana after breaking into her ex's lake house on a bender of passion and without much forethought. She comes to find that Lana is a loose cannon, and with a little weed and nothing better to do, the women grow a friendship that might be another bad idea.

History Lessons (Shorts)

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

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

Knives and Skin

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa

Carolyn, Joanna, Laurel, and Charlotte are your average teenage girls in rural Ohio: they front afro punk bands, make out with fellow cheerleaders in the woods, and deal with unstable parents. But when Carolyn disappears one night, the town must come together to investigate this unimaginable trauma.

For They Know Not What They Do (Encore)

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

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.

SAINT FRANCES

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

See it before anyone else!  Official Release Date:  28 February 2020 Maya and Annie are a middle age couple with two kids - a new baby boy and Frances, a fascinatingly precocious six-year-old, who needs a nanny. Frances gets the final say on the nanny and after her first choice flames out, she selects Bridget,…

Laughter in Lockdown (shorts) {FREE}

TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

Since we can't gather together in person... We are excited to announce the launch of our new virtual screening platform TIGLFF Online, where we will be presenting regular virtual screenings! The program is curated by our new Director of Programming Derek Horne. We are kicking off the series with a free short film retrospective of…

SHIRLEY

Partner Online Screening

Elisabeth Moss stars as renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson who is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begin to toy mercilessly with…

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…

Pioneers of Queer Cinema

Partner Online Screening

Take a trip into the past with these classics of early queer cinema that were all way ahead of their time. This trilogy of restored classic films presented by Kino Marquee include Victor and Victoria, Mädchen in Uniform, and Michael.  See all three for $15 and you'll have 10 days to watch. Or choose individual…

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.

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.