North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

The North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Festival is an annual LGBT film festival produced by the Carolina Theater in Durham, North Carolina, typically held in mid-August. The festival has been credited in previous years as the second largest LGBT film/video festival in the Southeastern United States.[1]

North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Triangular logo of the NCGLFF
Front of the Carolina Theatre, in Durham, North Carolina, with marquee featuring announcement of the film festival's dates in 2018
Front of Carolina Theatre during 2018 festival
LocationDurham, North Carolina
Established1995
Disestablished2019
SuccessorOutSouth Queer Film Festival
WebsiteCarolina Theatre

The festival debuted in 1995 as the Q Film Fest, renaming itself in the following year to the name it holds now. It has been consistently hosted in the same venue each year. The festival organizers have announced that the festival will change its name again in 2020 to OutSouth Queer Film Festival.[2]

ProgrammingEdit

The NCGLFF is international in its focus, screening and occasionally opening selected films and inviting filmmakers and actors from the screened films to attend. The three individual theater venues are in the same building and each are dedicated to the festival's programming.

The festival's program size has varied over the years. For many of its first years, the festival was typically a four-day event (Thursday through Sunday) and has attracted an average of 10,000 patrons each year. In 2012, the NCGLFF expanded to a full week, bridging across two weekends.[3] The festival has since reduced back down to a four-day program with an extended Après-Fest in the week following.[4]

AwardsEdit

The Festival has given a variety of awards to screened films over the years. Awards have been historically divided into Men's, Women's, and Trans categories and also divided on film length.

NCGLFF Audience Awards
Year Category Winner Reference
2012 Men's Feature The Men Next Door [5]
Women's Feature Cloudburst
Documentary Wish Me Away
2013
2014 Men's Feature More Scenes from a Gay Marriage [6]
Women's Feature Tru Love (film)
Short Film Electric Indigo (film)
2015 Men's Feature Better Half and Upstairs Inferno (tie) [7]
Women's Feature Margarita with a Straw
Trans Feature From This Day Forward
2016 Men's Feature What's the Matter with Gerald? [8]
Women's International Short Rose (2016 film)
Documentary Feature The Freedom to Marry
2017 Trans Feature Apricot Groves [9]
Documentary Feature Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall [10]
Men's Feature A Very Sordid Wedding
2018 Men's Feature My Big Gay Italian Wedding [11]
Women's Feature Freelancers Anonymous [12]
Trans Feature TransMilitary [13]
Documentary To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor [14]
2019 Comedy Film These Thems [15]
Drama Film From Zero to I Love You
Foreign Film The Shiny Shrimps
Documentary Film Gay Chorus Deep South
NCGLFF Jury Awards
Year Category Winner Reference
2015 Men's Feature 4th Man Out [16]
Women's Feature ALTO
2016 Men's Feature Retake [17]
Women's Feature AWOL
Trans Feature Girls Lost
2017
2018 Men's Feature Evening Shadows [18]
Women's Feature Freelancers Anonymous
Trans Feature TransMilitary

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ King, Thomas. "N.C. gay film fest celebrates 10 years". Q-Notes Online. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  2. ^ "North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival Will Be Renamed Outsouth Queer Film Festival in 2020". Carolina Theatre of Durham. 2019-03-01. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  3. ^ "2012 N.C. Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Headliner Kathy Griffin Will Perform Live at DPAC Aug. 10th". Triangle Arts and Entertainment. 2012-08-09. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  4. ^ "2018 NC Gay + Lesbian Film Festival Guide". Issuu. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  5. ^ "NCGLFF 2012 Audience Awards | Carolina Theatre - Downtown Durham, North Carolina". www.carolinatheatre.org. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  6. ^ "North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (2014)". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  7. ^ "Audience Award Winners | Carolina Theatre - Downtown Durham, North Carolina". www.carolinatheatre.org. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  8. ^ "North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (2016)". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  9. ^ "North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  10. ^ "North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (2017)". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  11. ^ "North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  12. ^ "North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  13. ^ "North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  14. ^ "North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  15. ^ "North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival | Carolina Theatre - Downtown Durham, North Carolina". 2019-10-31. Archived from the original on 2019-10-31. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  16. ^ "NCGLFF Jury Award Winners | Carolina Theatre - Downtown Durham, North Carolina". www.carolinatheatre.org. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  17. ^ Carolina Theatre of Durham. "2016 Jury Awards". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  18. ^ Staff, DCVB. "Your Guide to the 2018 NC Gay and Lesbian Film Festival". blog.discoverdurham.com. Retrieved 2019-03-29.

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