29th-ANNUAL-BOSTON-LGBT-FILM-FESTIVALMay 2, 2013 – May 12, 2013

For pricing information or to purchase tickets, please visit The Boston LGBT Film Festival website.

About the Boston LGBT Festival

The Boston LGBT Film Festival is the fourth oldest LGBT film festival in North America and the largest LGBT media event in New England. Founded in 1984 by film programmer George Mansour, the festival has been hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston since the early nineties. In 2009, the festival expanded to include screenings at the Brattle Theatre in iconic Harvard Square, Cambridge, and the brand new Fenway Health Center on Boylston Street in Boston. In 2012, it screened over 120 films from 25 countries. In 2013, they will once again open the film festival at the Institute of Contemporary Art on the Boston waterfront.

The Boston LGBT Film Festival celebrates, displays and distributes work by and for LGBT media makers – work that entertains, enriches and enlightens all audiences in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied communities. The annual festival screenings showcase international, US, and local film, video, and other media, fostering a greater sense of awareness and community among LGBT and LGBT-friendly audiences.

The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Film Program celebrates its 21st year of partnering with the Boston LGBT Film Festival. See exclusive premieres, hear directors discuss their work, and see the most groundbreaking LGBT cinema from around the world.  Please note that film scrips cannot be used and there are no festival passes.

This year there will be 121 films across 10 days in six locations across Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge!

Browse through the day-by-day schedule:

Thursday, May 2nd  | Friday, May 3rd | Saturday, May 4th |Sunday, May 5th |Monday, May 6th | Tuesday, May 7th |Wednesday, May 8th | Thursday, May 9th | Friday, May 10th |Saturday, May 11th | Sunday, May 12th |

Special Guests!

Every year the Boston LGBT Film Festival brings filmmakers and actors to our city. This year it is going to be jammed with guests again. While some are still being confirmed, the following guests are expected during the event’s opening weekend:

  • Darren Stein, director of G.B.F (GAY BEST FRIEND), now playing to sell out audiences at Tribeca.
  • Mink Stole and Jeffrey Schwarz with I AM DIVINE
  • Dustin Lance Black, 2013 Directors Award Recipient
  • David Ross, writer and star of I DO
  • Lola RockNRolla, NYC underground camp filmmaker
  • Scott Gracheff, director of THE RUGBY PLAYER
  • Dan Hunt, director of MR ANGEL


Note: Parking is scarce in Harvard Square, please consider taking the Red Line to screenings at the Brattle.

They are pleased to announce the return of the Boston LGBT Film Festival to the Institute of Contemporary Art after almost twenty years apart. The ICA will be hosting the opening night screening of the 29th annual film festival on May 2nd of 2013.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has been home to the festival for over twenty years. They are pleased to continue this partnership with the MFA Film Program with another great series of films at the MFA this year.

The film festival is now screening in the Alfond Auditorium in the new wing of the Museum of Fine Arts. We shall also be continuing in the Remis Auditorium. So please be sure to look at each program to determine in which theatre the screening will be taking place.

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