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The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival

International LGBT Film Festival.

About

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.

Program

  • Narrative Feature,
  • Documentary Feature,
  • Experimental Feature,
  • Narrative Short,
  • Documentary Short,
  • Experimental Short,
  • Music Video,
  • Student Made Film,
  • Texas Showcase.

Awards

  • Best Narrative Feature
  • Best Documentary Feature
  • Best Documentary Short
  • Best Narrative Short

All feature length films selected are eligible for Audience Award and other special awards.

Rules

  • Films must be Texas, Southwest, US, North American, and/or World premieres to screen at aGLIFF. 
  • Films must be at least TX premieres to be considered and eligible to be accepted into "Competition" sections. 
  • Films must have been completed on or after January 1, 2017. 
  • Film screeners must be submitted on DVD or private video screener link with password.
  • All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles are not eligible. 

Premiere Requirements

Regional premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Jim Brunzell (Program Director)

Documents

Place

United States
Austin

Official website

agliff.org

Contacts

Address:

P.O. Box 684067
Austin, TX 78768-4067
United States

Email: film@agliff.org

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    December 13, 2017
  • Regular Deadline
    February 28, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    May 12, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    June 02, 2018
  • Extended Deadline
    June 30, 2018
  • Notifications
    July 16, 2018
  • Event dates
    6 — 9 September 2018
Categories & Fees

Experimental short feature should be 59 minutes or less.

  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $60

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.

  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $60

Narrative short film must 59 minutes or shorter.

  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $60

Narrative features must be 60 minutes or longer.

  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $60

Non-Fiction short film should be 59 minutes or less.

  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $60

Non-Fiction features must be 60 minutes or longer.

  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $60

Experimental features must be 60 minutes or longer.

  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $60

Music videos can range between 1 and 9:59 minutes.

  • Regular Deadline — $10
  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Late Deadline — $30
  • Extended Deadline — $35

Student made films must be able to show proof you are currently in high school and/or college in 2016.

  • Regular Deadline — $10
  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Late Deadline — $30
  • Extended Deadline — $35
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