AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Polari (previously AGLIFF – Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival) announces the official launch of its 26th season. The Polari Nonprofit Organization is currently open for early bird discounted memberships and is accepting film submissions for the Polari Film Festival Program this October 16-20, 2013 in Austin, Texas.
"It is the steadfast mission of the Polari Nonprofit Organization to support the needs of upcoming and established LGBTQIA filmmakers through film programs that spread community awareness and equality," Lindsay Muse, Polari Executive Director, says. "Polari's educational film programs provide experiences that improve our society and the well-being of our patrons. We are honored to continue to grow Polari's audience and partnerships to better serve and inspire generations to come."
Curran Nault, Polari Artistic Director, asserts, "Polari provides a crucial space for LGBTQIA artists to showcase their work, and to connect with audiences and industry professionals in the vibrant city of Austin, as well as a space for audiences to come together and bond while enjoying quality and cutting-edge queer works. We have always been fortunate to receive so many outstanding film submissions each year, and we cannot wait to see the cinematic treasures our community members have been passionately creating this year."
Polari's Film Festival Program is open for film submissions through June 22, 2013. Enter your film now for a chance to debut your work at the largest and longest running LGBTQIA film festival of its kind in the Southwest. To submit your film to our juried and awarded festival, visit polarifest.com/festival/submit.
Support the LGBTQIA community by becoming a member of Polari today at polarifest.com/memberships. Membership provides support and resources for our year-round film programs, and secures your registration to join us October 16-20, 2013 for Polari Film Festival programming, industry panels and networking events. All memberships are tax-deductible and directly benefit Polari's community-serving programs.
About The Polari Nonprofit Organization
Film Programs Serving The LGBTQIA Community
Polari promotes LGBTQIA empowerment and awareness through screenings and community programs, polarifest.com/programs, which seek to enlighten, educate and entertain our clients and patrons. Polari's non-profit programs include the Queer Youth Media Project, My Queer Movie Project, Filmmaker Assistance Program, Community Partnership Program and Family Screening Program, all of which culminate in the Polari Film Festival.
The press accreditation process is currently open for members of the press interested in attending Polari's Film Festival.
Contact: Lindsay Muse, Lindsay.Muse@polarifest.com, 214-886-7205
SOURCE Polari Nonprofit Organization