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Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival offers four days of exciting cutting-edge films and glamorous parties. In its third year, this event is a spin-off of the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Whether you’re a major film buff or are just seeking a fun social event, you will find what you are looking for at this Festival.

hbo-fort-lauderdale-gay-lesbian-film-festival-1HBO Presents the Third Annual Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival


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Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival offers four days of exciting cutting-edge films and glamorous parties. In its third year, this event is a spin-off of the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Whether you’re a major film buff or are just seeking a fun social event, you will find what you are looking for at this Festival.

On Thursday, Oct. 13, the event will begin with an opening party at 6 p.m. at Cinema Paradiso’s Courtyard with hors d’oeurves provided by The Manor and open bar provided by Chambord and Herradora. It will kick off with the film “Dirty Girl,” which follows a rebellious teen girl and her gay BFFs adventures in the late 1980s. This fun movie stars Mary Steenburgen, William H. Macy, Tim McGraw, Juno Temple and Jeremy Dozier.

Dirty Girl is the perfect film to kick off the festival. Hotspots has some other Top Picks for you to check out as well:

Friday, Oct. 14

hbo-fort-lauderdale-gay-lesbian-film-festival-3“Shahada”
5:30 p.m. at The Manor/Ivy Cinema

This German film with English subtitles follows the lives of Arab immigrants in Germany and shows how they deal with their faith and each other.

hbo-fort-lauderdale-gay-lesbian-film-festival-4“Going Down in La La Land”
8 p.m. at The Manor/Epic Theater

This comedy follows Adam as he moves from New York to L.A. to follow his dreams to become an actor. Instead he gets a job as a production assistant for a gay porn company and gets caught up in a whole new world.

hbo-fort-lauderdale-gay-lesbian-film-festival-5Saturday, Oct. 15

“The Green”
2 p.m. at The Manor/Epic Theater

Michael and his partner Daniel move from New York City to the Connecticut Shoreline in search of a simpler life. Drama ensues when one of Michael’s high school students accuses him of inappropriate conduct.

hbo-fort-lauderdale-gay-lesbian-film-festival-6“Tomboy”
2:30 p.m. at The Manor/Ivy Cinema

This French drama with English subtitles follows 10-year-old Laure, a tomboy, on her move to a new neighborhood. She pretends she is a boy named Michael to her new group of friends in this drama and tries to hide her true identity.

hbo-fort-lauderdale-gay-lesbian-film-festival-7“Buffering”
4 p.m. at The Manor/Epic Theater

Couple Seb and Aaron are deep in debt. When Aaron loses his job, he sells the couple’s sex life online without telling Seb. Seb learns the truth and goes along with it. The couple is then offered a huge sum of money – they just need to bring a third guy in. They have to decide between love or money.

hbo-fort-lauderdale-gay-lesbian-film-festival-8“eCupid”
6 p.m. at The Manor/Epic Theater

Marshall is about to turn 30 and is looking for change in his life. He downloads an app called eCupid that promises true love that ruins his 7-year relationship. Het gets thrust back into the dating scene and learns what’s really important in life.

hbo-fort-lauderdale-gay-lesbian-film-festival-9“Kink Crusaders”
7 p.m. at The Manor/Ivy Cinema

This documentary features highlights from past International Mr. Leather Events, fetish seminars, and interviews with past contestants and winners. A must-see for those in the leather scene.

hbo-fort-lauderdale-gay-lesbian-film-festival-10“My Last Round (Mi Ultimo Round)”
8 p.m. at The Manor/Epic Theater

This drama follows Octavio, a Chilean boxer who works as a hairdresser to make ends meet and Hugo, a troubled guy on a search to really know himself. The couple move away to Santiago to build a life together and follow their dreams. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.

Sunday, Oct. 16

hbo-fort-lauderdale-gay-lesbian-film-festival-11Doublefeature: “The Grove” & “Life @ The End”
3:30 p.m. at The Manor/Ivy Cinema

“The Grove” is a documentary about AIDS, love and the politics of remembrance. “Life @ The End” is a documentary about people caring for their terminally ill loved ones in South Florida. Both are powerful films that will stick with you for a long time.

hbo-fort-lauderdale-gay-lesbian-film-festival-12“The Night Watch”
5:30 p.m. at The Manor/Ivy Cinema

This dramatic film takes place in London in the 1940s and follows Kay, Helen, Viv and Duncan as they explore their sexuality and make peace with their pasts so they can move into their futures.

hbo-fort-lauderdale-gay-lesbian-film-festival-13“Christopher and His Kind”
6 p.m. at The Manor/Epic Theater

It’s the 1930s and Christopher flees repressive English society and moves to Berlin where the cabaret scene is in full force. He gets launched into an exciting gay subculture where he learns about self-discovery and love.

For tickets and the full schedule for this exciting annual event, please visit FLGLFF.com

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