The Friends of the Festival Fund was established in 2009 through the estate of Alan Ira Dusowitz. This endowment trust helps fund film programming content for TIGLFF.
In honor of Alan, TIGLFF will give annual awards for Best Emerging Film-maker in the categories of Full Length Feature Film and Short Film.
You can also help ensure a bright future for LGBTQ+ film screenings here in the Tampa Bay area by including TIGLFF in your estate planning.
To find out more, please contact the Tampa Bay Community Foundation and ask about The Friends of the Festival Fund.
The 'Distinguished Friend of the Festival' Award Recipients
2021 – Mariruth Kennedy
2019 – Mark Bryan & Roger White
2018 – Jean Colton & Kat Klingerman
2017 – Ty Maxey & Timothy Thomas
2016 – David Gonzalez
2015 – Ed Lally
2014 – Cynthia "Sam" Salmons
2013 – Eunice Fisher
2012 – The Knights of The Krewe of Cavaliers