North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival

About the Festival

The North Carolina Gay + 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.

The 2018 North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) is scheduled for August 16-19.
Apres-Fest takes place August 20-23.

 
 
 
 
 

CONGRATULATIONS!  The 23rd Annual North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) has selected the winners of the 2018 Jury Awards.

2018 NCGLFF JURY AWARDS

The Jury Awards are selected by the members of the Programming Committees. Each committee (Men, Women, Transgender) selects the winners in their respective categoroy. Committees have the option to create and name their own categories (Feature, short, long-form, etc.) but are not necessarily bound to present an award in every category. A category may be deemed ineligible if not enough competitive entries are received.

BEST MEN'S FEATURE: Evening Shadows (directed by Sridhar Rangayan)

BEST WOMEN'S FEATURE: Freelancers Anonymous (directed by Sonia Sebastian)

BEST TRANS FEATURE: TransMilitary (directed by Gabriel Silverman & Fiona Dawson)

BEST MEN'S US SHORT: The Dare Project (directed by Adam Salky)

BEST WOMENS US SHORT: Foxy Trot (directed by Lisa Donato)

BEST TRANS US SHORT: (Tie) Turn It Around (directed by Michelle Sam) and Fighting Two Wars: The Story of Thalia Jane Ainsley (Directed by Aaron Curtis Jr.)

BEST MEN'S INTERNATIONAL SHORT: (Tie) Turn It Around (directed by Niels Bourgonje) and Freefall (Directed by Krit Komkrichwarakool)

BEST WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL SHORT: Marguerite (directed by Marianne Farley)

BEST TRANS INTERNATIONAL SHORT: Something About Alex (directed by Reinout Hellenthal)

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY: Half a Life (directed by Tamara Shogaolu)

BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: Love, Scott (directed by Laura Marie Wayne)

BEST YOUTH-ORIENTED SHORT: The Real Thing (directed by Brandon Kelley)

BEST WOMEN'S SHORT SCREENPLAY: Parker (written by Rhianon Jones)

 

NCGLFF Official After-Party Locations (all in downtown Durham):

Thursday, August 16: Arcana (331 West Main St.)

Friday, August 17: Bar Brunello (117 E. Main St)

Saturday, August 18: Alley Twenty-Six (320 E. Chapel Hill St)

Sunday, August 19: Fullsteam (726 Rigsbee St.)

 

NCGLFF Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 16, 2018 
VOLUNTEER CELEBRATION OF EDIE MCMILLAN 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. in Connie Moses Ballroom 
Private NCGLFF event limited to past and present volunteers and family members only. 
 
Friday, August 17, 2018
VIP WELCOME RECEPTION is from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the CONNIE MOSES BALLROOM
 
Saturday, August 18, 2018
FREE FAMILY DAY is from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Presented by BASF
Kids activities start at 10:00 a.m. in the KIRBY LOBBY
Shrek starts at 11:00 a.m. in CINEMA ONE
 
Saturday, August 18, 2018
THE FILMMAKERS/VIP LUNCHEON is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CONVENTION CENTER
 
Sunday, August 19, 2018
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION LUNCH (Supported by Tom Cameron & Terence Tay) is from noon to 2:00 p.m. in the CONNIE MOSES BALLROOM
 
Sunday, August 19, 2018
FILMMAKERS CLOSING NIGHT RECEPTION is from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the CONNIE MOSES BALLROOM
 
 

Films

2018 NCGLFF FESTIVAL GUIDE

2018 NCGLFF CHEAT SHEET 

2018 NCGLFF SCHEDULE 

10 Passes are available online starting July 27th

NCGLFF presents
Men's Feature
Men's Feature
(US, 85 min)
NCGLFF presents
Men's Short
Some Kind of Wonderful, Luber, Everything Must Go, My Love, Magic H8 Ball, Scheideweg - Teenage Threesome, The Best Moment, The Shit
(Various Countries, 89 min)
NCGLFF presents
Women's Feature
(US, 77 min)
NCGLFF presents
Men's Feature
Men's Centerpiece Selection!
(US, 91 min)
NCGLFF presents
Men's Short
Blood Out of a Stone, Breathing Through a Straw, Vertical Lines, Ace, Versatile, Elwood Takes a Lover
(Various Countries, 99 min)
NCGLFF presents
Women's Short
She's Marrying Steve, Parker, Girl Talk, Check Out, Flamingo, Inertia, Kenosis Kiss, Foxy Trot
(Various Countries, 94 min)
NCGLFF presents
Men's Short
Guardian, Sunset, Foreign Lovers, Weather Talk, Ablution, Coming of Age, Fish Tank, I Want to Be with You in the Darkness
(US, 102 min)
NCGLFF presents
Women's Feature
Women's Feature
(US, 80 min)
NCGLFF presents
Women's Feature
Women's Feature
(Colombia, 93 min)
NCGLFF presents
Men's Feature
Closing Night Selection
(India, 102 min)
NCGLFF presents
For Everyone
(US, 93 min)
NCGLFF presents
Women's Feature
Women's Centerpiece Selection!
(US, 81 min)
NCGLFF presents
Dances, Pride Out West, black enuf*, FIghting Two Wars: The Story of Thalia Jane Ainsley, Drag Queen Storytime, Muxes, Jim's Introduction to Gender Identity, Half a Life, David, in Brief
(Various Countries, 100 min)
NCGLFF presents
Men's Feature
Men's Feature
(US, 105 min)
NCGLFF presents
Trans Short
Beauty, Missed Connections, After the Date, Pearls, Bathroom Rules, She, There You Are
(US/Canada, 100 min)
NCGLFF presents
Men's Short
Orizaba's Peak, For Life, That's Me on the Right, The Quit, Femme, Late for Break Time
(Various Countries, 99 min)
NCGLFF presents
Men's Short
Men's Drama Shorts
(Various Countries, 97 min)
NCGLFF presents
Men's Feature
Men's Opening Night Selection!
(Canada, 75 min)
NCGLFF presents
Trans Feature
Transgender Opening Night Selection!
(US, 93 min)
NCGLFF presents
Men's Feature
Men's feature
(Switzerland, 119 min)
NCGLFF presents
Men's Feature
Men's Feature
(Italy, 89 min)
NCGLFF presents
Women's Short
Scary Lucy, Up or Out, A Ranchera Song, When I See You, Feedback, Idea of Me
(Various Countries, 87 min)
NCGLFF presents
Trans Feature
Something About Alex, Mathias, Let Me Dance, Only What You Need to Know About Me, Juan Gabriel is Dead
(Various Countries, 96 min)
NCGLFF presents
Women's Short
Love Letter Rescue Squad, Getting Started, Marguerite, What We Don't See, Seeing Glory, Heather Has Four Moms, Sex, Politics, and Sticky Rice
(Various Countries, 99 min)
NCGLFF presents
Men's Feature
Men's Feature
(Canada, 88 min)
NCGLFF presents
Special Presentations
Goldfish, The Real Thing, Menhdi, Unicorn, Uniform, Pop Rox, Open Recess, Different, Mrs. McCutcheon, Kick the Can, Scheideweg (Teenage Threesome)
(Various Countries, 95 min)
NCGLFF presents
Women's Feature
Women's Opening Night Selection!
(US, 94 min)
NCGLFF presents
Men's Short
The Quiet Room, Little Bill's Peep Show, Michael Joseph Jason John, Hippopotamus, So It Goes, Mindfuck, Demons
(Various Countries, 97 min)
NCGLFF presents
Women's Short
Post-Apocalyptic Potluck, Maricruz, Held Down by a Shadow, Setback, Heal, Devi (Goddess), Tell Me Twice, Easy Abby
(Various Countries, 92 min)
NCGLFF presents
Men's Feature
Men's Feature
(United Kingdom, 89 min)
NCGLFF presents
Women's Feature
Women's Feature
(US, 75min)
NCGLFF presents
Women's Feature
Women's Feature
(US, 73 min)
NCGLFF presents
Trans Feature
Transgender Spotlight Selection!
(US, 93 min)
NCGLFF presents
Trans Feature
Transgender Feature
(Canada, 95 min)
NCGLFF presents
Trans Short
Dragtivists, Lady Eva, Push Pink, Astri and Tambulah, Under the Skin?, In My Mother's Closet
(Various Countries, 94 min)
NCGLFF presents
Women's Feature
Women's Spotlight Selection!
(US, 84 min)
NCGLFF presents
Women's Short
EVOKE, Preslee, Mine is Yours, The Shiva Callers, Pop Rox, Sister Jesus, Outlines, Menhdi, The Pick Up
(Various Countries, 96 min)
NCGLFF presents
Men's Feature
Men's Feature
(US, 75 min)

Schedule

2018 NCGLFF CHEAT SHEET

2018 NCGLFF SCHEDULE 

10 Passes are available online starting July 27th

 

Saturday, August 18

Cinema Two
10:40am – 12:25pm
(Various Countries, 94 min)
Fletcher Hall
10:50am – 12:40pm
(Various Countries, 99 min)
Cinema One
11:00am – 12:30pm
(PG, 2001, 90 Min)
Cinema Two
12:40pm – 2:40pm
(Various Countries, 97 min)
Cinema One
12:50pm – 2:35pm
(Various Countries, 94 min)
Fletcher Hall
1:00pm – 2:55pm
(US, 105 min)
Cinema One
3:00pm – 4:50pm
(Various Countries, 96 min)
Cinema Two
3:10pm – 4:45pm
(Various Countries, 95 min)
Fletcher Hall
3:20pm – 4:50pm
(Italy, 89 min)
Cinema Two
5:00pm – 6:50pm
(Various Countries, 99 min)
Fletcher Hall
5:10pm – 6:30pm
(US, 77 min)
Cinema One
5:20pm – 6:35pm
(US, 75 min)
Cinema One
7:00pm – 8:25pm
(US, 85 min)
Fletcher Hall
7:10pm – 8:30pm
(US, 81 min)
Cinema Two
7:20pm – 8:55pm
(US, 93 min)
Cinema One
9:00pm – 10:35pm
(Colombia, 93 min)
Fletcher Hall
9:10pm – 10:40pm
(US, 91 min)
Cinema Two
9:20pm – 10:55pm
(Various Countries, 96 min)
Cinema One
10:50pm – 12:35am
(Various Countries, 97 min)
Fletcher Hall
11:00pm – 12:30am
(Canada, 88 min)
Cinema Two
11:15pm – 12:50pm
(US, 93 min)

Sunday, August 19

Fletcher Hall
1:00pm – 2:55pm
(US, 102 min)
Cinema One
1:10pm – 2:30pm
(US, 80 min)
Cinema Two
1:20pm – 2:35pm
(US, 73 min)
Cinema One
3:00pm – 4:45pm
(Various Countries, 92 min)
Fletcher Hall
3:10pm – 4:40pm
(United Kingdom, 89 min)
Cinema Two
3:20pm – 4:50pm
(Canada, 88 min)
Fletcher Hall
5:00pm – 6:50pm
(Various Countries, 99 min)
Cinema One
5:10pm – 6:45pm
(Canada, 95 min)
Cinema Two
5:20pm – 6:35pm
(US, 75min)
Cinema Two
7:00pm – 8:30pm
(Various Countries, 87 min)
Cinema One
7:10pm – 8:50pm
(Various Countries, 89 min)
Fletcher Hall
7:20pm – 9:05pm
(India, 102 min)

Monday, August 20

Fletcher Hall
3:00pm – 4:45pm
(US, 102 min)
Cinema One
3:10pm – 4:50pm
(US/Canada, 100 min)
Cinema Two
3:20pm – 4:25pm
(US, 73 min)
Cinema Two
5:00pm – 6:40pm
(Various Countries, 99 min)
Cinema One
5:10pm – 6:50pm
(Various Countries, 99 min)
Fletcher Hall
5:20pm – 6:55pm
(US, 93 min)
Cinema Two
7:00pm – 8:35pm
(Canada, 95 min)
Cinema One
7:10pm – 8:30pm
(US, 81 min)
Fletcher Hall
7:20pm – 8:45pm
(US, 85 min)
Cinema One
9:00pm – 10:35pm
(Colombia, 93 min)
Cinema Two
9:10pm – 10:45pm
(Various Countries, 94 min)
Fletcher Hall
9:15pm – 10:45pm
(Canada, 88 min)

Tuesday, August 21

Cinema Two
3:00pm – 4:35pm
(Various Countries, 96 min)
Fletcher Hall
3:10pm – 4:45pm
(Various Countries, 95 min)
Cinema One
3:20pm – 5:00pm
(US, 75min)
Cinema One
5:00pm – 6:35pm
(Various Countries, 94 min)
Cinema Two
5:10pm – 6:30pm
(US, 80 min)
Fletcher Hall
5:20pm – 6:35pm
(US, 75 min)
Fletcher Hall
7:00pm – 9:00pm
(Switzerland, 119 min)
Cinema One
7:10pm – 8:50pm
(US, 84 min)
Cinema Two
7:20pm – 9:00pm
(US/Canada, 100 min)
Cinema One
9:00pm – 10:45pm
(India, 102 min)
Fletcher Hall
9:20pm – 10:55pm
(US, 93 min)
Cinema Two
9:30pm – 10:45pm
(US, 73 min)

Wednesday, August 22

Fletcher Hall
3:00pm – 4:40pm
(Various Countries, 99 min)
Cinema One
3:10pm – 4:45pm
(Various Countries, 97 min)
Cinema Two
3:20pm – 4:50pm
(US, 91 min)
Fletcher Hall
5:00pm – 6:30pm
(Italy, 89 min)
Cinema One
5:10pm – 6:30pm
(US, 77 min)
Cinema Two
5:20pm – 7:00pm
(Various Countries, 99 min)
Fletcher Hall
7:00pm – 8:35pm
(US, 94 min)
Cinema One
7:10pm – 8:40pm
(United Kingdom, 89 min)
Cinema Two
7:20pm – 9:00pm
(Various Countries, 100 min)
Fletcher Hall
9:00pm – 10:35pm
(US, 93 min)
Cinema One
9:10pm – 10:55pm
(US, 105 min)
Cinema Two
9:20pm – 11:00pm
(Various Countries, 96 min)

Thursday, August 23

Cinema One
3:00pm – 4:25pm
(US, 85 min)
Cinema Two
3:10pm – 4:45pm
(Various Countries, 95 min)
Fletcher Hall
3:20pm – 4:55pm
(Various Countries, 94 min)
Cinema One
5:00pm – 6:30pm
(Various Countries, 89 min)
Fletcher Hall
5:10pm – 6:55pm
(US, 102 min)
Cinema Two
5:20pm – 6:40pm
(US, 80 min)
Cinema Two
7:00pm – 8:30pm
(Various Countries, 87 min)
Cinema One
7:10pm – 8:45pm
(Canada, 95 min)
Fletcher Hall
7:20pm – 8:35pm
(Canada, 75 min)
Cinema Two
9:00pm – 10:35pm
(Various Countries, 97 min)
Fletcher Hall
9:10pm – 10:40pm
(US, 91 min)
Cinema One
9:20pm – 10:55pm
(Various Countries, 92 min)

Tickets

The 2018 North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) is scheduled for August 16-19.
Apres-Fest takes place August 20-23.
 
10-Passes are on sale now. They enable the pass-holder to see 10+ film screenings for $85. 
10-Passes are available online. They may also be purchased in-person at the box office. 
 
Individual tickets will go on sale Friday, August 3. 
Indivdual tickets are available in-person, online or by calling the box office at (919) 560-3030.
 
Please note there is a convenience fee for ordering tickets online or over the phone. 
Fees vary based on ticket type and purchase method. 
 

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. Thanks to our supporters' time, energy and financial support, the NCGLFF has grown into a yearly commemoration of today’s gay and lesbian community.

DONATE NOW

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. 

INDIVIDUAL DONOR OPPORTUNITIES -- CONTRIBUTIONS OF ANY AMOUNT ARE APPRECIATED, AND…

Donors of $1,000 or more will receive benefits in other levels PLUS:
$815 of your donation is tax deductible
➢ A total of twenty Festival ticket vouchers
➢ Two GLFF collectible T-shirts
➢ Admission for four to the Filmmakers Closing Night Reception
➢ Admission for an additional two guests (total of four) to the VIP Welcome Reception 
 
Donors of $500 or more will receive benefits at the lower level PLUS:
$450 of your donation is tax deductible
➢ Early entry to films
➢ A total of four Festival ticket vouchers
➢ Admission for two to the Filmmakers Brunch
 
Donors of $250 or more will receive the following benefits:
$220 of your donation is tax deductible
➢ Two official 2018 NCGLFF Lanyards/Badges identifying you as a Festival donor
➢ Recognition in the 2018 NCGLFF Program Book
➢ Two Festival ticket vouchers
➢ NCGLFF gift bag of swag
➢ Admission for two to the VIP Welcome Reception 

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.  Please see this chart for details. If you are interested in being a 2018 sponsor or have questions, please email amy [at] carolinatheatre [dot] org.

2018 Festival Sponsors (list in formation)

PRODUCER
BASF
 
DIRECTOR
 
STAR
Woodard Mortgage Group

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. To confirm your Business Partner sponsorship, please return this form by Friday, July 6, 2018.


 

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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