The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival cultivates the Texas LGBTQI community by enlightening, educating, and entertaining our clients and patrons through programs that enrich the LGBTQI and ally communities while developing LGBTQI awareness. Polari Nonprofit Organization Programs include the Queer Youth Media Project, My Queer Movie, Filmmaker Assistance Program, Community Partnership Program and Polari Family Screening Program, all of which culminate in the annual Polari Film Festival Program.
All feature length films selected are eligible for Audience Award and other special awards.
Regional premiere required.
Jury and Organizers
Jim Brunzell (Program Director)
Experimental short feature should be 59 minutes or less.
To be eligible for the Texas showcase, the film must have been primary shot in Texas OR the story/subject must reside in Texas OR the filmmaker must have been born or resides in Texas. Films can be between 1 and 119 minutes and will be placed in the festival, if accepted, according by run-time.
Narrative short film must 59 minutes or shorter.
Narrative features must be 60 minutes or longer.
Non-Fiction short film should be 59 minutes or less.
Non-Fiction features must be 60 minutes or longer.
Experimental features must be 60 minutes or longer.
Music videos can range between 1 and 9:59 minutes.
Student made films must be able to show proof you are currently in high school and/or college in 2016.