TIGLFF 30: When and where to see major features, shorts

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The 30th annual Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (TIGLFF) will be held Oct. 4-12, 2019, showcasing the best in film by and for the LGBTQ community.

This year’s festival will present 97 films from 25 different countries. It will also screen five collections of short films, welcome guests to live performances, host discussions with filmmakers and more. It’s a diverse lineup of entertainment representing a diverse community.

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Fabulous Independent Film Festival returns for ninth outing

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ABOVE: (L-R) Stills from “Family in Transition,” “Good Kisser” and “Sell By.” All photos courtesy Fabulous IFF.

The Harvey Milk Festival (HMF) will present Sarasota’s ninth annual Fabulous Independent Film Festival (IFF) Sept. 27-29. The celebration will follow a special screening Sept. 25 and a kickoff party Sept. 26.

The Fabulous IFF exists to bring the best in LGBTQ cinema to Sarasota. It was previously gifted to the HMF by founder Magida Diouri, who continues to oversee its annual programming. The move resulted in attendance and support more than doubling, HMF President Shannon Fortner says.

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