Annual LGBTQ film festival to feature full-length dramas, shorts, documentaries exploring the diverse lives and experiences of LGBTQ people
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Making a return for its eighth annual year, the GayCharlotte Film Festival will present four days of LGBTQ-themed feature-length dramas and comedies, documentaries and short films at Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Rd., April 21-24, 2016.
“Each year’s GayCharlotte Film Festival is an exciting opportunity for LGBTQ and ally community members to see their lives, loves, triumphs, and struggles displayed on the big screen,” says film festival organizer Teresa Davis. “Each of our films this year provide a deep, artistic look into life as an LGBTQ person. We’re thrilled with the potential selections for this year, including films from a variety of perspectives from around the country and globe.”
This year’s film festival will focus on the ever-increasing diversity of the LGBTQ community. Candidates for screening include films featuring transgender people and issues and films exploring Islam, immigration, Israeli/Palestinian relations and more, all with unique LGBTQ perspectives. A full list of selected films and screening times will be announced soon.
The annual event will begin with an opening night on Thursday, April 21, with plans to feature a diverse line-up of short films, including dramas and documentaries. Admission to the opening night event is free. Tickets for opening night and other film screenings during the weekend will open soon.
Community members can now purchase 10-Ticket Weekend VIP Passes, available for a limited time at charlottelgbtfilm.com/vip/ for $50. Each pass comes with 10 tickets to use during any film screening, one free popcorn for each individual ticket and other perks. Proceeds benefit the educational, awareness and outreach efforts of the film festival.
The GayCharlotte Film Festival is operated in collaboration with Charlotte Pride, a local non-profit which creates programs and activities to enrich, empower, strengthen, and make visible the unique lives and experiences of LGBTQ people in Charlotte and the Carolinas. Charlotte Pride presents and collaborates on programs, projects and activities, including the annual Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade, Trans* Pride, Latin@ Pride, and the GayCharlotte Film Festival, among others.
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