The 28th Annual Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Arrives This Fall


The 28th Annual Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (TIGLFF) will take place this fall, Friday, October 6 to Sunday, October 15th.

As in years past, the main festival venue will be the Tampa Theatre in Tampa, FL and the Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg.  Other St. Petersburg venues include the AMC Baywalk/Sundial on 2nd Avenue, North Straub Park on Bay Shore Drive, and the Epic/Empath offices on 1st Avenue.

This year’s program includes 46 Programs, 86 films (43 feature films and 43 shorts) from 23 countries. In addition, the festival includes one live performance, four parties/receptions, and five local films, with many visiting filmmakers.


The festival will also host a free youth program on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. TIGLFF invites all youth and their supporters to attend.  This year’s youth feature film is Just Charlie. It will be preceded by a short film, Escaping AgraTIGLFF will provide lunch as part of the program.

Program Director KJ Mohr says, “The variety of films this year is astounding, from hard-hitting and extremely moving documentaries to hilarious stand-up comedy, to fantastic dramas, to some of the best short films we have ever seen at TIGLFF.”

Friends of the Festival’s mission is to showcase an exceptional selection of compelling cinema by, for or about the LGBTQ+ community that entertains, enlightens and celebrates the Festival audience.

Purchase your tickets to the upcoming festival by visiting www.tiglff.com or Download the PDF Version of the 2017 Program Guide here.

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Written by Rachel Covello

Rachel Covello is an award-winning speaker, writer, diversity consultant, and LGBT advocate. She is the Founder of LGBT Equality Alliance, a Chester County, PA nonprofit organization, and CEO of OUTCOAST, an online marketing and concierge platform marketing the Gulf Coast as an LGBTQ-inclusive place to VISIT, CELEBRATE, and LIVE.

Rachel is also an avid event photographer and has captured photos for LGBT organizations around the world, including the IGLTA, NGLCC, NLGJA, and Out & Equal.

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