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?)
CITY OF THE FUTURE (Cidade do futuro)Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States
A family formed by Milla, pregnant, and by the two parents of the child, Gilmar and Igor, faces life in Serra do Ramalho. A life that includes, in spite of the three, the prejudices and homophobia of Bahian society.
THE WOUND (Inxeba)Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States
Xolani, a lonely factory worker, joins the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. When a defiant initiate from the city discovers his best kept secret, Xolani’s entire existence begins to unravel.
GOD’S OWN COUNTRYTampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States
Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.
SIGNATURE MOVETampa 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.
APRICOT GROVESAMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, United States
Aram returns to Armenia for the first time to propose to an Armenian girlfriend Aram met and lived with in the US. Aram sees many cultural, religious, and national differences on the one day trip, but harder obstacles are ahead.
SOMETHING LIKE SUMMERTampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States
Something Like Summer traces the tumultuous relationship of Ben and Tim, secret high school sweethearts who grow over the years into both adulthood enemies and complicated friends.
AFTER LOUIEEmpath Partners in Care 3050 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL
After Louie explores the contradictions of modern gay life and history through Sam, a man desperate to understand how he and his community got to where they are today.
THE FEELSAMC 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.
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.
SOME LIKE IT HOTNorth 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.
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.
PRINCESS CYDAMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, United States
Eager to escape life with her depressive single father, 16-year-old athlete Cyd Loughlin visits her novelist aunt in Chicago over the summer. While there, she falls for a girl in the neighborhood, even as she and her aunt gently challenge each other in the realms of sex and spirit.
A MILLION HAPPY NOWSAMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, United States
A veteran soap opera star retires to a beach house with her publicist and partner, but her Early Onset Alzheimer's will strain the couple's relationship until they find the strength to redefine themselves and what they mean to one another.
A DATE FOR MAD MARYAMC 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.
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.
Kill the MonstersTampa 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.
White RabbitfreeFall 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.
Two In The Bush: A Love StoryfreeFall Theatre 6099 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL, United States
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.
Lez Bomb (Encore Screening)freeFall Theatre 6099 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL, United States
Jenna Laurenzo, 2017, USA, 90 min. From the executive producer of There's Something About Mary comes a holiday comedy about a woman (Writer-Director, Jenna Laurenzo) who comes home with life changing news. As it turns out, there is no good time to drop the Lez Bomb, mostly because Lauren’s family is completely nuts. As family…
From Zero To I Love YouCreative Loafing 1911 N 13th St (2nd Floor), Tampa, FL, United States
Darryl Stephens plays Pete Logsdon-just a guy in Philadelphia who happens to have a history of getting involved with married men. His father, played by veteran Richard Lawson and his soon-to-be step mom, Leslie Zemeckis, are on him to find someone who's actually available and to settle down. Instead, he finds a man named Jack…
TrickTampa 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!”
Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love StoryTampa 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.
Billie and EmmaTampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States
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.
AdamTampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States
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 KisserTampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States
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 BrokenMetro Wellness and Community Center 3251 3rd Ave N, St Petersburg, FL, United States
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.
JoséMetro Wellness and Community Center 3251 3rd Ave N, St Petersburg, FL, United States
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.
Straight UpTampa 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.
KattumaramMetro Wellness and Community Center 3251 3rd Ave N, St Petersburg, FL, United States
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.
BenjaminTampa 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.
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?
Song LangMetro Wellness and Community Center 3251 3rd Ave N, St Petersburg, FL, United States
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.
And Then We DancedTampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States
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.
Breaking FastTIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE
Our First Virtual Full Length Film! Mo Hamoud, a mid-30s doctor living in West Hollywood, is full of passion and optimism which shows in every interaction he has. We meet him as he prepares to host dinner for his family on the first night of Ramadan, the holiest time of year for Mo, when Muslims…
Stage MotherTIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE
TIGLFF is proud to present a special advance screening of the fabulous new comedy STAGE MOTHER, starring Lucy Liu, Adrian Grenier, and Jacki Weaver as a conservative church choir director who inherits her late son's San Francisco drag club. This film is guaranteed to lift your spirits! PURCHASE TICKETS/VIEW FILM HERE
PORT AUTHORITYTIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE
The NYC Port Authority is a mecca dedicated to getting people where they need to go but when Paul, a young Midwestern probation dodger with a damaged past and a chip on his shoulder, first arrives here - he’s got nowhere to go. His desperate search for a sense of belonging finds him reluctantly working for crooked movers who prey on the poor.
SHORTS PROGRAM #2: WILDEST DREAMSTIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE
Oh the places you’ll go… with these sexy, sensual, surreal, and silly journeys into the subconscious.
SHORTS PROGRAM #3: MIXED SIGNALSTIGLFF 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
UNSOUNDTIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE
There’s a silent synchronicity on the screen when Noah, a disillusioned musician, returns home to Australia for some soul searching and falls for Finn, a deaf trans DJ.
TWO OF US (DEUX)TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE
Tender lesbian love story. Edge-of-your-seat thriller. Wickedly amusing dark comedy. Director Filippo Meneghetti delicately blends disparate genres in a grippingly unique tale about “open-door policy” neighbors.
MascarponeTampa 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.
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.
FirebirdTampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States
Based on the late Sergey Fetisov’s memoir “The Story of Roman,” this romantic drama tells the story of star-crossed lovers who have the supreme misfortune of falling into a relationship during the height of the Cold War in the Soviet Union, where someone is always looking over your shoulder and sexual relations between two men is punished with five years’ hard labor.
Kiss Me KosherTampa 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.
Snips and Snails – Shorts ProgramTIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE
A series of mens' shorts.
Dreams and Nightmares – Shorts ProgramTIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE
A series of shorts in the Fantasy/Horror/Comedy genre.
Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt)Green Light Cinema 221 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, United States
17 year old Ellie is struggling to find the courage to ask her classmate, Abbie, to the formal. Luckily her Aunt Tara, a lesbian who died in the 80's has shown up as a "Fairy Godmother" to dish out advice, whether Ellie wants it or not.
33rd ANNUAL TAMPA BAY INTERNATIONAL GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Narrative Shorts ProgramTampa 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…
Desert HeartsGreen Light Cinema 221 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, United States
While waiting for her divorce papers, a repressed professor of literature is unexpectedly seduced by a carefree, spirited young lesbian.
LiannaGreen Light Cinema 221 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, United States
A happily married woman comes to realize herself of being a repressed lesbian after she has an affair with a female college professor, and then tries to come to terms with her newfound lifestyle.
Love! Valour! Compassion!Green Light Cinema 221 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, United States
Terrence McNally adaptation his Tony-winning Broadway play about the lives and loves of eight gay friends who gather at a vacation home.