North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

About the Festival

The North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) is the second largest gay, lesbian and transgender film festival in the Southeast, attracting thousands of patrons yearly. Since its beginning in 1995, the Festival has featured a diverse array of shorts, documentaries and feature films. The Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau named the NCGLFF a Signature Event for Durham, the highest honor bestowed on a cultural event or attraction by the organization.

The NCGLFF celebrates a worldwide glimpse of today's gay, lesbian and transgender life, helps bring the community together and features entertaining and sophisticated films and filmmaking.

Save the dates! The 20th Annual NCGLFF takes place August 14-22, 2015.

We are no longer accepting film submissions for the 2015 NCGLFF.




We will be celebrating the 20th anniversary with a Festival kick-off party on Thursday evening, August 13...stay tuned for details!


Please check back in July for more information! 


Check back in July for information.




NCGLFF 10-passes, which enable the pass-holder to see 10 films, will go on sale in mid to late July.  Passes will cost $85 each and will be available online at NCGLFF.ORG or

Tickets to see individual films cost $10 each and will go on sale August 3; they may be purchased at the Box Office in person or by phone (919-560-3030).

Be a Part of the Festival's Success

Each year our corporate sponsors, individual donors, local businesses and volunteers come together to make the North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival a celebrated home for gay and lesbian film and filmmakers. Because of their time, energy and financial support, the NCGLFF has grown into a yearly commemoration of today’s gay and lesbian community through entertaining and sophisticated films and filmmaking.

Corporate Sponsors

The Carolina Theatre would like to extend a special thanks to all of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to present the NCGLFF year after year.  Exposure to thousands of audience members brings a host of benefits.  See this form for details and to find out how your company can join, please email treat [at] carolinatheatre [dot] org or return this form by Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

2015 Festival Sponsors

Duke University Hospital

Accent Hardwood Flooring 
BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
Chapel Hill & Durham Magazines
Replacements, Ltd.
Saladelia Cafe/Mad Hatter Bakeshop & Café 


Business Partners 

Local businesses that want to show off their Durham pride can participate at more accessible levels of support with benefits of visibility to the thousands of Festival-goers by returning this form and payment  by Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Individual Donors 

Over the years, many friends of the Festival have supported our efforts while also receiving fun benefits!  If you would like to join us this year, please return this form and payment

To donate by phone, call Treat Harvey at 919-226-8878 or email treat [at] carolinatheatre [dot] org

Volunteers Make The Difference

The Carolina Theatre could not present the North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival without the steadfast support of our volunteer committees and the volunteers that staff the festival each August.

To volunteer, please register to become a Durham Wayfinder, then sign up for the team "NC Gay & Lesbian Film Festival."


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