North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival

About the Festival

2019 NCGLFF Program

NCGLFF returns to downtown Durham Aug. 15-18, 2019. Apres-Fest takes place August 19-22. 

Tickets and Ten-Passes are on sale now. Tickets to individual film screenings are $10. 10-Passes, which enable guests to choose 10 film screenings at NCGLFF, cost $85.

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. Discover Durham 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. 

NOTE: After 24 years of proudly presenting world class LGBTQIA+ cinema, the North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) will be renamed the OutSouth Queer Film Festival in 2020. 

 

The 24th North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival has announced the winners of the 2019 Audience Awards.

 

BEST COMEDY FILM

THESE THEMS (Directed by Jett Garrison)

 

BEST DRAMA FILM

FROM ZERO TO I LOVE YOU (Directed by Doug Spearman)

 

BEST FOREIGN FILM

THE SHINY SHRIMPS (Co-directed by Maxime Govare and Cédric Le Gallo)

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH (Directed by David Charles Rodrigues)

 

2019 NCGLFF AUDIENCE AWARDS

The Audience Awards are a balloted award selected by the ticket-buyers who attended eligible screenings. Upon entry to the screening, ticket-buyers are handed a paper ballot upon which they are requested to “score” the film on a 1-10 sliding scale, where 1 is the lowest and 10 is the highest rating. Ballots are collected from boxes within the venue and counted by NCGLFF committee members. Films in respective categories which receive the highest cumulative score are announced as the winners. In cases of a “tie” the final scores must be within .1 per cent of each other. 
 

NCGLFF Schedule of Events

The 2019 North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) is scheduled for August 15-18. Apres-Fest takes place August 19-22.
Tickets and Ten-Passes are on sale now. Tickets to individual film screenings are $10. 10-Passes, which enable guests to choose 10 film screenings at NCGLFF, cost $85.

 

Films

Tickets and Ten-Passes are on sale now. See a list of 2019 NCGLFF Jury Award Winners.
 
 
SHORTS PROGRAM
Breastfriends, Bubble, Foreign, Mudpots, The Night Before, "P", The Tingle Test
(Various Countries, 97 min)
Centerpiece Selection
Official Selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival
(Dir. Rhys Ernst, United States, 95 min)
Shorts Program
I think I'm gay?, The Task, Sammy the Salmon, Chaos Toad, Scene from the Men's Toilets at a Ceilidh, Repugnant, It was Better with Franco, Delivery Boy, Starving Boys
(Various Countries, 91 min)
Centerpiece Selection
(Dir. Simone Godano, Italy, 100 min)
OPENING NIGHT SELECTION
Women's Feature
Official Selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival
(Dir. Hannah Pearl Utt, United States, 98 min)
Feature Film
(Dir. Jesus Canchola Sanchez, Mexico, 100 min)
Shorts Program
Soft Spot, Lady Liberty, Fortunate, Verification, If This is Wrong, Vibes, The Date, Long Distance
(Various Countries, 90 min)
Shorts Program
Rehearsal, The Conrads, Eva Minus Candela, Sanctuary, Choke, Girls Weekend, Cherry Season
(Various Countries, 96 min)
Shorts Program
We Got a Monkey's Paw!, Hiding in Daylight, The Curse, Killer Date, Jeremiah, Stigma, Floating, I Bind You to Me, Hey You
(Various Countries, 86 min)
(Dir. Doug Spearman, United States, 106 min)
Southern Showcase Selection
Winner of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival Documentary Audience Award
(Dir. David Charles, United States, 100 min)
Shorts Program
The Best Man, Cozmo, Engaged, The Handyman, Hank, Lukewarm, ruok, Shopping for Love, Window Shopping
(US/Germany, 92 min)
Southern Showcase Selection
(Dir. Michael Penny, United States, 105 min)
Feature Film
(Dir. Jaki Bradley, United States, 86 min)
Shorts Program
Alice, Boldly Go, Carlito Leaves Forever, Expiration Date, Gloria, Infinite While It Lasts, Suitable, Treacle, Will I Say So
(Various Countries, 100 min)
(Dir. Ruth Caudeli, Colombia, 82 min)
Centerpiece Selection
(Dir. Mike Doyle, United States, 94 min)
Feature Film
Winner of the 2019 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award
(Dir. Flavio Alves, United States/Brazil, 88 min)
Feature Film
with Butch
(Dir. Laura Madalinski, United States, 97 min)

Schedule

Find a printable PDF of the 2019 NCGLFF schedule here. A non-grid, cheat sheet version of the 2019 NCGLFF schedule can be accessed here.

Tickets and 10-Passes for NCGLFF are on sale now at the Carolina Theatre box office, ncglff.org and carolinatheatre.org. Tickets to individual film screenings are $10. 10-Passes, which enable guests to choose 10 film screenings at NCGLFF, cost $85. 

 

Wednesday, August 21

Cinema One
5:00pm – 6:40pm
(Dir. Simone Godano, Italy, 100 min)
Fletcher Hall
5:10pm – 6:40pm
Cinema Two
5:20pm – 6:55pm
(Various Countries, 96 min)
Fletcher Hall
7:00pm – 8:40pm
(Dir. David Charles, United States, 100 min)
Cinema One
7:10pm – 8:35pm
(Dir. Ruth Caudeli, Colombia, 82 min)
Cinema Two
7:20pm – 8:55pm
(US/Germany, 92 min)
Cinema One
9:00pm – 10:35pm
(Dir. Rhys Ernst, United States, 95 min)
Fletcher Hall
9:10pm – 10:50pm
(Dir. Jesus Canchola Sanchez, Mexico, 100 min)
Cinema Two
9:20pm – 10:50pm
(Various Countries, 90 min)

Thursday, August 22

Cinema One
5:00pm – 6:30pm
(Various Countries, 91 min)
Fletcher Hall
5:10pm – 6:45pm
(Dir. Mike Doyle, United States, 94 min)
Cinema One
7:00pm – 8:55pm
(Dir. Michael Penny, United States, 105 min)
Fletcher Hall
7:10pm – 8:50pm
(Dir. Hannah Pearl Utt, United States, 98 min)
Cinema Two
7:20pm – 8:45pm
(Various Countries, 100 min)
Cinema Two
9:00pm – 10:40pm
(Various Countries, 97 min)
Cinema One
9:10pm – 10:40pm
(Dir. Flavio Alves, United States/Brazil, 88 min)
Fletcher Hall
9:20pm – 11:10pm
(Dir. Doug Spearman, United States, 106 min)

Tickets

The 2019 North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) is scheduled for August 15-18. Apres-Fest takes place August 19-22. Tickets and Ten-Passes are on sale now.
 
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.

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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 2020 sponsor or have questions, please email amy [at] carolinatheatre [dot] org.

2019 Festival Sponsors 

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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 an additional two guests (total of four) to the VIP Reception, Filmmakers Brunch, and Filmmakers Party 
➢ Four parking vouchers 
➢ Ticketing assistance so you don’t have to come to Theatre to exchange vouchers  
 
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
➢ Admission for two to the VIP Reception.
 
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 Filmmakers Party

Business Partners 

Local businesses that want to show off their Durham pride can participate at more accessible levels of support with benefits and visibility to the thousands of Festival-goers. If you are interested in being a Business Partner in 2020 or have questions, please email amy [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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