The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival cultivates the Central Texas lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) film and arts community by enlightening, educating, and entertaining our community through the exhibition and support of the best in recent LGBTQI international, national, and regional films and art.
The constituency served by aGLIFF is primarily the LGBTQI communities of Central Texas as well as members of the growing independent film industry in Austin. aGLIFF has about 6000 members and the 2008 festival engaged thousands of filmgoers, approximately 70% of whom were LGBTQI-identified. As aGLIFF has grown in scope and vision, the constituency has broadened and diversified. The organization has evolved from a festival focused primarily on entertainment and the experiences of American gay white men into a community organization committed to reflecting and speaking to a broad range of issues across cultures, race, immigration status, class, gender identity and expression, age, and region.