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Volunteer

SWGLFF IS LOOKING STILL FOR A FEW GOOD VOLUNTEERS!
The film festival is a place you will get to meet fun and interesting people while helping out with  a worthwhile and fun community event!
So what are you waiting for? Saddle up and volunteer for one of the largest film festivals in the state!
VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE INCLUDE..

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
VENUE MANAGER(S)
BOX OFFICE AND MANY MORE!

A few more days to go before our film festival website goes live and the printed programs start hitting the Albuquerque streets! In the meantime check out the amazing cover art by Jeff Drew!

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Saturday, 27 September 2014 20:40

Film Festival Website Is Live

The Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival returns for its 12th year, programming some of the best in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) films. Running October 10-19, this year’s film festival offers audiences a wide cinematic range including everything from feature length comedies and dramas to documentaries and short films. Many award-winning international films will be showcased.


Tickets and passes can now be purchased online at www.swglff.com

Starting Wednesday, October 1st you can also purchase tickets at our venue box office located at Self Serve ─ 3904b Central Ave SE

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP PARTY

SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 28 - 5:00- 7:00PM

AMORE NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA

We couldn't put on 10 days and nights of amazing queer films without a LOT of help from people like you. It's easy, fun, and rewarding to be a Volunteer, so come join us this year at Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria, sign up for shifts and enjoy a complimentary buffet of delicious food and of course the exclusive look at the schedule for this year!

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/292928567571150/
ADDRESS: 2929 Monte Vista Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

See the full film schedule at www.swglff.com. All screenings will be at the Guild Cinema located at 3405 Central Ave SW. Tickets, punch cards and full festival passes can be purchased online from our website, our advance ticket outlet at Self-Serve located at 3904B Central SE, and our venue box office, The Guild Cinema on the day-of show.

The 12th Annual Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is sponsored in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts, Bernalillo County, UNM Truman Health Services, ABQ Film Office and Comcast Xfinity.

Saturday, 28 September 2013 05:59

11TH ANNUAL SWGLFF IS NOW LIVE!

Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Brings Internationally Recognized Films to Albuquerque

Film fest showcases the best in LGBTQ films from around the world

 

The Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival returns for its 11th year, programming some of the best in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) films. Running October 11-20, this year’s film festival offers audiences a wide cinematic range including everything from feature length comedies and dramas to documentaries and short films. Many award-winning international films will be showcased.

 

With an expected attendance of over 4,000 film goers, the Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in New Mexico featuring over 70 films and 30 programs. Bringing together film lovers, artists and LGBTQ communities around the Southwest, SWGLFF showcases some of the best films from around the globe to Albuquerque, NM.

 

Film Highlights from the 2013 SWGLFF Program:

Opening Night – SWGLFF opens with a bang Friday, October 11th at 7 p.m. with the award-winning German film FREE FALL. Starring Hanno Koffler and Max Riemelt, German critics unanimously praised the film, some terming it their country’s ‘answer to Brokeback Mountain. Winner of Best Feature at the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and an Official Selection at the Frameline Film Festival in San Francisco, director Stephan Lecant captures the sun and sweat of a sultry German summer, as well as the chemistry between his handsome leads.

Documentary Highlight- I AM DIVINE tells the story of Divine, the drag celebrity who went from anarcho-punk to underground celebrity to certifiable movie star. Best known as director John Waters’ biggest star and inspiration, director Jeffrey Schwarz has fashioned a loving portrait of a generous and sensitive man whose passion for performance was known around the world and who, as Waters says, stood for anybody that didn’t fit in. I AM DIVINE screens Saturday, October 12th at 7:45 p.m.

Centerpiece Highlights- IN THE NAME OF (Polish with English subtitles) Respected and idolized, Father Adam has an unconventional approach to being confessor and confidant to teenage boys who live in the reformatory he heads. As he develops a growing mutual intimacy with introverted Lukasz, he begins to struggle with a spiritual crisis and his sexual feelings.This is a particularly unusual, complex look into a struggling inner world from Poland, which provides a stunning pictorial backdrop to an individual crisis of faith and desire. Winner of the Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival, IN THE NAME OF screens Tuesday, October 17th at 9 p.m.

LAURENCE ANYWAYS is the powerful story of Laurence Emmanuel James Alia and the ten years in which she transitions into the woman she was born to be. Winner of the Queer Palm at the 2012 Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival and best actress for Suzanne Clément’s turn as Fred, as well as nominated for best foreign film at the 2013 Cesar Awards, LAURENCE ANYWAYS is a cinematic triumph that screens Wednesday, October 16th at 8 p.m.

Closing Night: G.B.F. What’s the hottest accessory a teen girl can have in today’s social scene? A GBF! Yes, a gay best friend; a cute boy who’s not sexually threatening and can dish the dirt with the girls. Starring Sasha Pieterse, (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS), Andrea Bowen, (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES), Xosha Roquemore, (THE MINDY PROJECT) G.B.F. is an endearing film of rapid fire one-liners and eye-popping color, sugary sweet with enough bitterness to make you remember why you couldn’t wait to get out of high school. G.B.F. was an Official Selection at the Frameline Film Festival.

See the full film schedule at www.swglff.com. All screenings will be at the Guild Cinema located at 3405 Central Ave SW. Advance tickets, punch-cards and passes will be available at our website starting September 28th, and our ticket outlet beginning October 1st at Self-Serve located at 3904B Central SE.

The 2013 Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is sponsored in part by part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts, Bernalillo County, Macy’s and Comcast Xfinity. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.