North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival

About the Festival

2017 NCGLFF Program Guide

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 2017 North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) is scheduled for August 10-13.
Apres-Fest takes place August 14-17.
Ten-Passes will go onsale Friday, July 21. Individual tickets will go onsale Friday, July 28. 
 
2017 NCGLFF JURY AWARD WINNERS!
 
The Jury Awards are selected by the members of the Programming Committees. Each committee (Men, Women, Transgender) selects the winners in their respective category. 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 TRANSGENDER FEATURE: APRICOT GROVES (directed by Pouria Heidary Oureh)
 
BEST WOMEN’S FEATURE: SIGNATURE MOVE (directed by Jennifer Reeder)
 
BEST MEN’S FEATURE: CENTER OF MY WORLD (directed by Jakob M. Erwa)
 
BEST TRANSGENDER NORTH AMERICAN SHORT: RYANS (directed by Natalie Heltzel & Rain Valdez)
 
BEST MEN’S NORTH AMERICAN SHORT: MONOGAMISH (directed by Carlton Daniel) and IN A HEARTBEAT (directed by Esteban Bravo & Beth David) (tie)
 
BEST WOMEN’S NORTH AMERICAN SHORT: TWO BIRDS (directed by Caitlin Stickels)
 
BEST TRANSGENDER INTERNATIONAL SHORT: DUSK (directed by Jake Graf)
 
BEST MEN’S INTERNATIONAL SHORT: SISAK (directed by Faraz Arif Ansari) 
 
BEST WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL SHORT: LITTLE DOLL (directed by Kate Dolan)
 
BEST WOMEN’S LONG-FORM NARRATIVE SHORT: LILY (directed by Graham Cantwell)
 
BEST MEN’S LONG-FORM NARRATIVE SHORT (19+ min): CALL YOUR FATHER (directed by Jordan Firstman)
 
BEST TRANSGENDER DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: NIDAL (directed by Tarek Turkey) and THE SON I NEVER HAD (directed by Pidgeon Pagonis) (tie)
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: BAYARD AND ME (directed by Matt Wolf)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NCGLFF Schedule of Events

VIP Welcome Reception 
Connie Moses Ballroom 
Thursday, August 10: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
Filmmakers / Sponsors / Committee Members / Donors only

NCGLFF FREE FAMILY DAY 
presented by BASF
Saturday, August 12, 9 am - 1 pm
LAND BEFORE TIME
Fletcher Hall, 11:00 am
 
The North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival will host a free family film screening of Land Before Time (US, 1988, 69 min) presented by BASF on Saturday, August 12. Starting at 9 am, families are welcome to stop by the main lobby, where fun table activities, and more will be available for children. 
The film screening begins at 11:00 am in Fletcher Hall.
Free popcorn and soda will be provided to all who attend. 
 
Filmmakers Brunch
Connie Moses Ballroom 
Saturday, August 12: 11 am - 1 pm 
Filmmakers / Sponsors / Steering Committee / Donors only

Duke/UNC LGBT
Alumni Reception
Donor Lounge
Saturday, August 12: 6:30 pm - 9 pm
Alumni Only

Volunteer
Appreciation Lunch
Supported by Tom Cameron & Terence Tay
Connie Moses Ballroom
Sunday, August 13: Noon - 2 pm
Volunteers only

Filmmakers Closing
Night Reception

Connie Moses Ballroom
Sunday, August 13: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Filmmakers / Sponsors / Steering Committee / Donors only

 

 

 

Schedule

The 2017 North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) is scheduled for August 10-13.

2017 NCGLFF Film Schedule

2017 NCGLFF Cheat Sheet - Alphabetical

2017 NCGLFF Feature Film Descripitions 

2017 NCGLFF Short Program Descripitions

2017 NCGLFF Program Guide

2017 Print Source Guide

 

 

 

No showtimes.

Tickets

The 2017 North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) is scheduled for August 10th-13th.
 
10-Passes will go onsale Friday, July 21st. They enable the pass-holder to see 10 film screenings for $85. 
10-Passes are available online at NCGLFF.org and in-person at the box office. BUY NOW
 
Individual tickets will go onsale Friday, July 28th. 
Indivdual tickets are available in-person or by calling the box office at (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.

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 $200 or more will receive the following benefits:
  •      Two official 2017 NCGLFF Lanyards/Badges identifying you as a Festival donor
  •      Admission for two to the VIP Welcome Reception, Thursday, August 10, 5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m. 
Donors of $400 or more will receive the benefits noted above plus:
  •     Early entry to films
  •     Admission for two to the Filmmakers Brunch, Sautrday, August 12, 11a.m. - 1p.m. 
Donors of $800 or more will receive all the benefits noted above plus:
  •    A pair of 10-passes to Festival films (20 vouchers)
  •    Admission for two to the Filmmakers Closing Night Reception, Sunday, August 13, 6:30p.m. - 7:30p.m. 
  •    Two GLFF T-shirts

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 sara [at] carolinatheatre [dot] org  or return this form and payment by Friday, June 30, 2017.

2017 Festival Sponsors (list in formation)

PRODUCER
BASF
 
DIRECTOR
 
STAR

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 30, 2017.


 

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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