aGLIFF- The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival was founded in 1987 and became a 501(c)3 in 1995. This year we celebrate 28 years of programming for the Austin community, aGLIFF has grown tremendously in size and scope from a short four-day run of four films primarily focused on coming out and AlDS to a multifaceted nonprofit organization with year-round community programs culminating in our annual film festival program, with over 100 films depicting a myriad of issues across cultures, race, immigration status, class, gender identity and expression, age, and religion.

aGLIFF non-profit organization goals:

  • To create positive and visible film programs relevant to lives of LGBTQIA-identified people
  • To educate the community about LGBTQIA issues To produce and promote the best in LGBTQIA community-building events
  • To support and partner with other organizations to enlighten the public

aGLIFF includes the Queer Youth Media Project, My Queer Movie Project, the Filmmaker Assistance Program, Community Partner Program, and Family Screening Program, all of which culminate in the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF) program.

Become a Member.
As a member of aGLIFF, you are supporting a festival with a long and honored tradition of showcasing the best in LGBTQIA cinema and bringing our diverse communities together for entertainment and enlightenment. Dont just say that you support LGBTQIA cinema – confirm it with a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donationMemberships are tax-deductible up to the permitted amount.

By becoming a member of aGLIFF you are not only supporting the festival, but our yearround community screenings and programs. Help us maintain a space for LGBTQIA storytelling in Austin, while also providing vital resources and training to young and aspiring

Become a Sponsor.
As a partner of aGLIFF, an organization with local, national and international reach, you will receive yearround benefits suited to your company or organization. From customized activation packages, branded festival lounges, programming cosponsorships, print advertising and more, aGLIFF gives each of its partners a unique way to market to target audiences, including our sizable fan base. To explore ways we can partner and make a big splash for your company or organization, contact us at 512-302-9889 or email

Become a Volunteer.
aGLlFF provides many creative and fun volunteer opportunities for anyone with a passion for community and cinema.During the festival and throughout the year, we always look forward to having new volunteers join our team. To be added to our Volunteer Mail Call email list, email and well be in touch with the many ways in which you can participate.

Do you love movies or consider yourself a film buff? You can sign up for the aGLIFF Program Screening Committee (PSC). The PSC volunteers devote hours leading up to the festival to carefully review film submissions. To join the Programming Team, please send an email to