Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Friday April 24th Through Sunday May 3rd

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The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, a critically acclaimed event, is based in the world-renowned historic South Beach neighborhood with additional films screened at locations throughout Miami-Dade County.

The 17th Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will take place from April 24 until May 3, 2015.

The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is committed to its mission: To inspire, entertain and educate the public, encourage a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.

The festival has grown from a 3-day event in which 25 films were presented to the current format of 10 days with 65+ films. The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is an internationally acclaimed event serving as a platform for numerous World Premiers, North American Premiers and East Coast Premiers. The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is the first MAJOR LGBT film festival to occur in the calendar year, setting the tone for the entire LGBT film festival season.

 

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“As one of the first major LGBT film festivals of the year, the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (MGLFF) sets the tone for the entire LGBT film festival circuit and this year will prove to be no exception”, said Mark Gilbert, president and executive director of the festival.
The 17th Annual event promises new innovations and experiences for film goers as well as a return to some iconic favorites, he said. The 17th Annual MGLFF will run April 24 to May 3, 2015 at venues throughout Miami Beach, including the Colony Theatre, Miami Beach Cinematheque and RegalCinemas South Beach Stadium 18 Movie Theater.

“While at its heart, the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is all about queer cinema that’s of interest to our community and our allies; however, it really is more than that,” Gilbert said. “This festival is truly our community’s social and cultural gathering spot. It’s a place where we can come together and celebrate our unique spirit and the bonds of our friendships through the medium of film.”
New for 2015, SHOWTIME® has signed on as a presenting sponsor of MGLFF, Gilbert added.
The 17th Annual Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is expected to feature more than 60 films from the U.S. and countries across the globe, including feature-length movies, documentaries and short films that chronicle the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender experience. Anticipated in the line-up will be a mix of world premieres, North American premieres, U.S. premieres, East Coast premieres, and Southeast premieres.
Beyond the celluloid, MGLFF is all about social events as only Miami knows how to throw a party, Gilbert said. The popular Prelude party, the official kick-off for the festival, will be held for Producers Circle members on April 18th and will be presented by Merrill Lynch. Producers Circle members are individuals and couples who pledge between $1,000 and $10,000 to support the festival year-round. For information on the Producers Circle program, visit http://www.mglff.com/pages/producer_circle_benefits.
Winding up the festival for 2015 will be the glamorous Awards Brunch at the celebrated Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables on May 3. In addition to a sumptuous brunch, both juried and
MIAMI – February 25, 2015 – As one of the first, major LGBT film festivals of the year,
the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (MGLFF) sets the tone for the entire LGBT film
festival circuit and this year will prove to be no exception, said Mark Gilbert, president and
executive director of the festival. The 17th Annual event promises new innovations and
experiences for filmgoers as well as a return to some iconic favorites, he said. The 17th
Annual MGLFF will run April 24 to May 3, 2015 at venues throughout Miami Beach,
including the Colony Theatre, Miami Beach Cinematheque and Regal Cinemas South Beach
Stadium 18 Movie Theater.

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