About Us

The GayCharlotte Film Festival, first established in 2009, has become an annual event in the Queen City and since 2014 has been a program of Charlotte Pride. Our mission is to entertain, enlighten, and build valuable bridges of understanding, support, and acceptance within and between the LGBTQ and ally communities in the Charlotte region.

Today, the GayCharlotte Film Festival is one of Charlotte’s premiere arts and cultural events, which has brought thousands of attendees together to celebrate the artistic, cultural, and historical contributions of LGBTQ and ally individuals, all through the power of film.

Each year, we work to strengthen our program by expanding the diversity and subject matter of the films we show. In addition, to enhance the overall experience for film goers, we have introduced new features to engage our community, including our new audience awards and free admission events to educational film screenings and panel discussions.

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The GayCharlotte Film Festival is a program of Charlotte Pride, Inc., and operates under the fiscal sponsorship of Charlotte Pride, Inc., a 501(c) registered nonprofit corporation. Sponsorships are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Learn more about Charlotte Pride, 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, at charlottepride.org.

We would like to thank all of our volunteers, sponsors and community supporters who have made the GayCharlotte Film Festival possible.