This year, the event will be hosted BFI Southbank and as always will promote a diversity in film, celebrating the talent of well-known directors and emerging voices who contribute to the storytelling of issues surrounding the LGBT community.
"I Am Divine", a behind-the-scenes documentary that takes a look at one of the world's most controversial, influential and beloved icons will start off the gala. Another featured film will be the Oscar-nominated documentary "How To Survive A Plague", which details the efforts of ACT UP during the AIDS epidemic.
The festival will feature a wide range of storytelling from across the world, featuring stories that reach out and touch lives and stories that reflect today's social issues like the movie "Facing Mirrors", an Iranian film about an unlikely friendship between a traditional wife and mother and a transgendered person who ran away from her family. Films like this help translate the human emotion and embodies the inner pain of transgendered life through the vision of the character.
The diversity in film also is represented through a film from South Korea titled "White Night" which tells the story of a one-night stand that takes on an interesting and unexpected meaning.
With a wide range of cinematography and the art of storytelling, the Lesbian and Gay Film Festival will run from March 14-24.