All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival
August 6-16, 2020 | agliff.org
The All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF) will offer over seventy LGBTQ+ films and events including full length features, documentaries, and short films over two weekends August 6-16, 2020. Founded by Scott Dinger, the 33rd annual festival is the longest running film festival in Austin and the largest LGBTQ+ festival in the Southwest. Memberships and badges are availble for both weekends, with members given priority access to tickets for film streams, as well as entry to live online artist Conversations, Q&A's, Panels, Masterclasses, and other festival activities. Access to the festival can be purchased at agliff.org/badges.
Opening Night for aGLIFF 33: Prism will kick-off with the Texas Premiere of The Capote Tapes by Ebs Burnough. Exploring one of the most singular figures in the 20th century, The Capote Tapes delivers a fresh portrait that reinvigorates our understanding of this vital writer, including the revelation of newly discovered tapes of interviews by The Paris Review co-founder, George Plimpton, conducted with Capote's friends after his death.
aGLIFF 33: Prism will also feature a special work-in-progress screening of Women in Blue by documentarian Deirdre Fishel, which follows the Minneapolis Police Department's first female chief, Janee Harteau embarking on a mission to remake the department by ridding it of corruption, demanding accountability and re-training the officers. The festival will also host a panel discussion around racial issues with the police department.
Festival badges are $35 per weekend or $65 for both. aGLIFF is encouraging fans to consider membership to support the organization's year-round programming. Members will have first access to reserving tickets for individual films and events upon purchase. Those who purchase or renew their membership before this year's festival will recieve perks through 2021, including festival badges for next year.
Single tickets will be $12, plus applicable service fees and will be available later this month.
- Date: August 6-16, 2020
- Time: Daily schedule varies
- Website: www.agliff.org/festival
- Cost: $12-$65
- Name: All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival
aGLIFF was founded as the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival in 1987 and became a 501(c)3 in 1995. The festival began as a four-day event with just four films primarily focused on coming out and the AIDS epidemic. It has grown into a multifaceted nonprofit organization with year-round community programs and events culminating each year in the annual film festival. The organization changed its name to All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival in 2018 to reflect the changing landscape of how queer people identify. In 2019, the Board of Directors selected PRISM as our festival theme to highlight the way our festival can refract a single beam of art into multiple viewpoints, showcasing all the voices in the spectrum of our LGBTQ+ community through film.
The organization's mission is to create positive and visible film programs relevant to the lives of LGBTQ+ identified people, to educate the community about LGBTQ+ issues, to produce and promote the best in LGBTQ+ community-building events, and to support and partner with other organizations to enlighten the public.