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 and lesbian 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. 

Special Events

Saturday, Aug 16th | 5:30-7:30PM
Connie Moses Ballroom (By Invitation Only)
Light music, cocktail party - sponsors, donors and special guests only.  Light hors d'oeuvres, open bar.
Note: Once the party ends at 7:30pm we will open CMB for everyone - it will be "club" atmosphere and DJ will continue until around 11pm.
Sponsored by Saladelia

Sunday, Aug 17th  | 11AM-1PM
Connie Moses Ballroom (By Invitation Only)
A casual event for filmmakers, sponsors, donors and other VIPs.
Sponsored by Mad Hatter

Saturday, Aug 23rd | 9AM-12PM
Plaza, Cinema Lobby, Cinema One
Children will enjoy face painters, crafts and more at this free event for LGBT and allied families. A free screening of 1986's An American Tail begins at 9:30AM in Cinema One

Sponsored by BASF - The great folks at BASF will present "Playful Polymers" - a fun activity where kids can wear goggles and be real scientists!
NOTE: All are welcome, but Family Day is designed for families with children 12 and under.

Sunday, Aug 24th | 1PM-3PM
Connie Moses Ballroom (By Invitation Only)


Welcome to NCGLFF!


View the 2014 NCGLFF brochure here.

Download the 2014 NCGLFF Film Schedule Grid here.

Download the 2014 NCGLFF Cheat Sheet here.



No showtimes.


10-Pass $85 on sale now. To purchase click here.
Individual tickets $10 on sale August 11

Single tickets are available to purchase in person or by calling the Box Office at 919-560-3030. Only the 10 Pass is available online.

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 Friday, June 27, 2014.

2014 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 

Center Studio Architecture
NicholsonPham, Attorneys at Law
Tony Hall & Associates
Triangle Financial Advisors
Whole Foods Market Durham

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 Friday, June 27, 2014.

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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