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  • LGBT New Renaissance Film Festival - London
  • Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival
  • Norwegian International Film Festival
  • Painting the Spectrum LGBTQ+ Film Festival
  • Portobello Film Festival
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  • Taiwan International Queer Film Festival
  • Telluride Film Festival
  • Vancouver Queer Film Festival
  • Venice Film Festival
Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

Thursday, 22 August 2019 until Sunday, 25 August 2019

The All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF) cultivates the Texas LGBTQ+ community by enlightening, educating, and entertaining our clients and patrons through programs that enrich the LGBTQ+ and ally communities while developing LGBTQ+ awareness. aGLIFF Nonprofit Organization Programs include the Queer Youth Media Project, Community Partnership Program and Family Screening Program, all of which culminate in or around the annual aGLIFF Film Festival Program.

Population Served

The constituency served by the aGLIFF nonprofit organization is primarily the LGBTQIA communities of Central Texas as well as national and international LGBTQIA communities. aGLIFF has about 6,000 members and engages an outreach of over 10,000 people, approximately 70% of whom were LGBTQI-identified. As aGLIFF has grown in scope and vision, the constituency has broadened and diversified. The organization has evolved from a program primarily based on entertainment and the experiences of American gay white men into an internationally-recognized community organization committed to reflecting and speaking to a broad range of issues across cultures, race, immigration status, class, gender identity and expression, age and region.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Film Festival Program

aGLIFF entertains our community through the exhibition and support of the best in recent LGBTQ+ international, national, and regional films. The festival showcases features and shorts, in addition to mainstream, and avant-garde films. Festival events connect members of the community. Symposia and panels explore current political and social trends; and increasingly the festival serves as a venue for first-time filmmakers. Special shorts programs have focused on the issues faced by LGBTQ+ youth, immigration of LGBTQ+ people, gender identity and expression, adoption, marriage, military service, religion, racial identity, cultural issues, and hate crimes against LGBTQ+-identified people.

Our 2018, or 31st annual festival grew its attendance by 25% from 2017, during its four days. It was held at the flagship Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar with 60+ visiting filmmakers in attending from all over the world.

GENERAL RULES
aGLIFF accepts films of any length and genre that are by, about and/or of interest to LGBTQ+ people. We also welcome proposals for multi-media, performance and interactive projects. Feel free to contact the program director if you're unsure if your film qualifies. An entry constitutes agreement to our Entry Guidelines and Terms and Conditions.

Preview submission(s) must be submitted through FilmFreeway's secure online link only.

Works in Languages other than English:

Preview and exhibition copies of works in languages other than English must be subtitled.

Premiere Status:

aGLIFF does not generally program submissions that have previously screened in the Austin, Texas area. Exceptions are rare and determined on a case-by-case basis. aGLIFF does NOT program works that have been broadcast on television, or are on DVD or streaming distribution prior to the festival. It is your responsibility to disclose this information on your entry form and to notify us immediately of any changes after your entry is submitted for review.

Rough Cuts and Works-in-Progress:

Rough cuts and works-in-progress are eligible for entry only if they will be completed by June 30th, 2019. Please specify what is missing (i.e. temp sound, needs color correction, etc.).

Online submissions must be uploaded by the deadline dates for which the paid entry fee applies.

Rental and Screening Fees:

If you have submitted your film to aGLIFF via FilmFreeway or ask for a waiver fee, aGLIFF will NOT pay rental or screening fees for submitted and programmed works. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Exhibition Formats:

Acceptable formats for exhibition in the festival may include Digital Cinema Package (DCP), BluRay, h.264 file and 35mm film print but exhibition format will be based on theater availability and will be subject to pre-approval by the aGLIFF Artistic Director.

Publicity:

Sending as full a press kit as possible is encouraged with each entry and will be required upon acceptance. Press materials may be emailed to film@agliff.org.

Press kit should include:
- Digital photo stills in JPEG or TIFF format at 300 dpi (dots per inch)
- Trailer, less than 2 minutes, in MOV or AVI format
- Director Biography
- Cast and Crew List
- Reviews
- Artwork
- Mention of other festivals your film has screened

Juried Awards:

Programmed works may be eligible for the following award competitions: Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, Best Narrative Short and aGLIFF's "Humdinger" Audience Award.

Films selected to be in juried competition must be a Texas premiere, and conform to any additional requirements as described on the aGLIFF website.

Other Awards:

All feature length films selected are eligible for Audience Award and other special awards.


 

2019 films...

GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH

Opening Night Film, Documentary, Feature

TRIXIE MATTEL: MOVING PARTS

Closing Night Film, Documentary, Feature

A BRIEF STORY FROM THE GREEN PLANET

Narrative, Competition, Feature

A DOG BARKING AT THE MOON

Narrative, Competition, Feature

CATAMARAN (KATTUMARAM)

Competition, Narrative, Feature

THE SHINY SHRIMPS

Competition, Narrative, Feature

STRAIGHT UP

Competition, Narrative, Feature

TRANSFINITE

Competition, Narrative, Feature

THE ARCHIVETTES

Documentary, Competition, Feature

CHANGING THE GAME

Competition, Documentary

DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION!

Documentary, Competition, Feature

FOR THEY KNOW NOW WHAT THEY DO

Documentary, Competition, Feature

QUEERING THE SCRIPT

Documentary, Competition, Feature

SEAHORSE

Documentary, Competition, Feature

THE UNICORN

Documentary, Competition, Feature

LISA DONATO Breakthrough Artist Award Presentation

Retrospective, Shorts, Narrative

FOXY TROT (2018)
Director: Lisa Donato
Country: USA, Running Time: 15 min

THE NEWS TODAY (2017)
Director: Lisa Donato
Country: USA, Running Time: 12 min

SPUNKLE (2016)
Director: Lisa Donato
Country: USA, Running Time: 13 min

THERE YOU ARE (2019)
Director: Lisa Donato
Country: USA, Running Time: 17 min

BEDROOMS & HALLWAYS (1998)

Retrospective, Narrative, Feature

GO FISH (1994) 25th anniversary

Retrospective, Narrative, Feature

TOUNGES UNTIED (1989) 30th anniversary

Documentary, Retrospective, Feature

TRICK (1999) 20th Anniversary

Narrative, Retrospective, Feature

TAKE A CHANCE ON ME SHORTS…

Shorts, Narrative

ANGEL & OPAL

Director: Jack Truman
Country: USA, Running Time: 6 min

AUSENCIA (ENGLISH)

Director: Victor Alex Perez
Country: USA, Running Time: 4 min

DRESS UP LIKE MRS. DOUBTFIRE

Director: Will Zang
Country: USA, Running Time: 12 min

MISDIRECTION

Director: Carly Usdin
Country: USA, Running Time: 13 min

MOMSTER

Director: Drew Denny
Country: USA, Running Time: 10 min

MORE THAN HE KNOWS

Director: Chris McNeany
Country: USA, Running Time: 13 min

NEXT LEVEL SHIT

Director: Gary Jaffe
Country: USA, Running Time: 11 min

STEPDADDY

Director: Lisa Steen
Country: USA, Running Time: 8 min

TENTATRICEN

Directors: Kristen Boisnier, Rachel Casassus, Léa Peiranod, Joana Sacco, Marine Sailard, Bertrand Sanabria, Marion Torcheux
Country: France, Running Time: 5 min

LATE NIGHT & SEXY SHORTS…

Shorts, Narrative

CATCALLS

Director: Kate Dolan
Country: Ireland, Running Time: 8 min

CLEANSE

Director: Maggie Burger
Country: USA, Running Time: 12 min

CONVERSION THERAPIST

Director: Bears Rebecca Fonte
Country: USA, Running Time: 20 min

DOCKING

Director: Trevor Anderson
Country: Canada, Running Time: 5 min

JEREMIAH

Director: Kenya Gillespie
Country: USA, Running Time: 9 min

KIKO’S SAINTS

Director: Manuel Marmier
Country: France, Running Time: 26 min

THE SUMMER HOUSE

Director: Luke Willis
Country: USA, Running Time: 14 min

TOUCHSCREEN

Director: Arthur Halpern
Country: USA, Running Time: 15 min

FAMILY/YOUTH SHORTS…

Shorts, Narrative

BLACK BUTTERFLY

Directors: Wide Angle Youth Media Video Team Country: USA, Running Time: 5 min

BUBBLE

Director: Alyssa Lerner
Country: USA, Running Time: 18 min

EGGHEAD & TWINKIE

Director: Sarah Holland
Country: USA, Running Time: 9 min

THE ONE YOU NEVER FORGET

Director: Morgan Jon Fox
Country: USA, Running Time: 8 min

OUT: A SELF PORTRAIT

Director: Danny Curley
Country: USA, Running Time: 5 min

OUT OF IT

Director: Katy Erin
Country: USA, Running Time: 10 min

DISENGAGEMENT

Director: Queer Youth Media Project Country: USA, Running Time: 4 min

I’M G----

Director: Queer Youth Media Project Country: USA, Running Time: 4 min

THE SERENADE

Director: Adelina Anthony
Country: USA, Running Time: 11 min

THIS IS A TEENAGE LOVE LETTER

Director: Tessa Hill
Country: Canada, Running Time: 7 min

Documentary Shorts…

A GREAT RIDE

Director: Deborah Craig
Country: USA, Running Time: 33 min

HAVE WE MET BEFORE?

Director: Oliver Mason
Country: UK, Running Time: 12 min

MACK WRESTLES

Directors: Taylor Hess, Erin Sanger
Country: USA, Running Time: 26 min

VERASPHERE: A LOVE STORY IN COSTUME

Director: Robert James
Country: USA, Running Time: 20 min

Comedy Shorts…

ENGAGED

Director: David Scala
Country: USA, Running Time: 17 min

GIRLS WEEKEND

Director: Kyra Sedgwick
Country: USA, Running Time: 11 min

I KNOW HER

Director: Fawzia Mizra
Country: USA, Running Time: 3 min

MATT & DAN: ZOMBIE EX

Director: Will Gordh
Country: Canada, Running Time: 5 min

MICHAEL & MICHAEL ARE GAY: DINNER WITH STRAIGHTS

Directors: Annika Kurnick, Ian Alda 
Country: USA, Running Time: 9 min

SACREES NONNES

Directors: Anissa Baddiaf, Edwige Bellin Du Coteau, Lucie Fillon, Perrine Lemonnier, Zacharia Mekideche, Léa Mouraud, Armelle Roy
Country: France, Running Time: 5 min

SWEATER

Director: Nick Borenstein
Country: USA, Running Time: 5 min

THESE THEMS

Director: Jett Garrison
Country: USA, Running Time: 30 min

Dramatic Shorts…

INVOLUNTARY ACTIVIST

Director: Mikael Bundsen
Country: UK, Running Time: 20 min

MASKS

Director: Mahaliyah Ayla O
Country: USA, Running Time: 22 min

MILLER & SON

Director: Asher Jelinsky
Country: USA, Running Time: 21 min

PONYBOI

Directors: River Gallo, Sade Clacken Joseph
Country: USA, Running Time: 21 min

SKIN

Director: Audrey Rosenberg
Country: USA, Running Time: 16 min