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About Us
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 29 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.

Our goals:

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

Our Family

Board of Directors:
Tracy Peck, President
Ashley Marshall, Vice-President
Doug Bolin, Treasurer
Matthew Burnett, Secretary
Tony Castro
Kris Garza
Howard Goldman
Scot Maitland-Brownell
Michael Shearman
Charles Webre
Aaron Yeats

Staff
Jim Brunzell III, Program Director
Janet Jensen, QYMP Instructor

Friends of the Festival
Lee Manford & Casey Blass
Doug Bolin
Jim Shead & Matthew Burnett
Larry Davis
Charlie Ray
Troy Gras
Ryan & David Hill
Donald Mason
Tracy Peck & Trey Pike
Ryan Rushing
Matt Smith
Fritz Hinze, Chris Pellegrino & John Teinert
Bruce Weatherford
Mark Webb & Heath Marr
Dana Markus-Wolf
Jake Thomas Powell
Jason Duggan & Tim Grondin
David Bandas
Charles Bell & Kamran Ziai
Able Billheimer
Cheryl Burnett
Richard Campbell
Robert Dailey
Frank Genco
Howard Goldman
Kermit Johns & Able Billheimer
Marsha Jones
Ross Moody
Rocco Piazza
Michael Shearman
David C. Smith & Chris Long
Tony West