Fabulous Independent Film Festival
Sarasota’s only LGBTQ+ film festival Virtual + Double Feature Drive-in experience.
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The Harvey Milk Festival + Fabulous Independent Film Festival
In 2016, The Harvey Milk Festival adopted Sarasota’s only LGBTQ+ film festival as a gift from Magida Diouri.
we have been hand selecting the best in cinema tackling LGBTQ+ themes.
Shannon Fortner, Programmer
Shannon Fortner worked with Magida Diouri for several years before HMF adopted The Fabulous Independent Film Festival. This year is Fortner’s first year programming the Queer+ film festival. She has enthralled the community over the years with the events she has programmed. This serves as another opportunity to continue the HMF mission while connecting artists & filmmakers with the community.
We hope you are finding value in our focus of visibility and amplifying the voices of QTBIPOC folx in the year 2020. Lifting up minority populations and speaking out against injustice is crucial for achieving true change.
This year has been a bit different with our festival going virtual. Fortner felt a drive-in screening for our community would be a wonderful way to expand the festival experience.
September 24 – October 3rd, 2020
Virtual Fest + Drive-in experience