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2019 Program Guide now available!

September 17, 2019

This year’s 30th Anniversity Progam Guide!  This year’s film festivial will feature 97 films from 25 countries across the world, as well as productions created right here in the Tampa Bay area. First, click Read More>> below. Then to view the program guide, click on the program cover below!

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New Board Members and Officers!

January 12, 2019

As 2019 opens and our 30th Anniversary celebrations start to unfold we are excited to announce our board and officers. This year we have ammended the bylaws to allow for co-presidents. We are proud to announce that previous board members, Mariruth Kennedy and Ed Lally have been elected as our first ever co-presidents.  Their individual…

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October 25, 2018

29th annual Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Award Winners Audience and Jury Awards are Announced   TAMPA, Florida – October 25, 2018 – The 29th annual Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival presented by Macy’s has announced the winners for both the Audience and Jury Awards. AT THE END OF THE DAY,…

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Why LGBTQ Film Festivals Still Matter

October 9, 2018

People ask all the time, why do you still have an LGBTQ Film Festival. The answer; because it matters. It matters because it is often the only place many of these films will be seen. It matters because Shorts filmmakers are often the feature filmmakers of tomorrow and this might be their only venue. It…

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TIGLFF 2018 Opening Night Film Stars Molly Shannon!

August 10, 2018

TIGLFF is excited to announce our opening night film on October 5th at the Tampa Theatre is “Wild Nights with Emily” starring Molly Shannon as Emily Dickinson. In this laugh-out-loud period dramatic comedy, Molly Shannon transforms 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson from tragic spinster to irreverent lesbian heartthrob. Director, Madeleine Olnek (The Foxy Merkins) reclaims Dickinson’s…

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Filmmakers – 2018 submissions are now Closed!

July 16, 2018

Thank you for all your film submissions this year. Stay tuned for the release of our 2018 festival schedule in early September!  As a reminder, 2019 will be our 30th Anniversary and is promised to be an even bigger year.  So be sure to check back in the early Spring to submit your films for…

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Thank You Tampa Bay

May 2, 2018

We raised almost $5000 on our first Give Day Tampa Bay Thank you to Robert Smith for the $2500 donation when we hit 40 donors! We had 73 donors step up for $4830! We appreciate every donation large or small and look forward to making this year a festival to remember!

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