aGLIFF PRISM 35 In-Person Festival Kicks off August 24th

aGLIFF, Austin’s oldest film festival and premiere LGBTQ+ film fest of the Southwest, returns in-person August 24–28, 2022 in Austin, TX. The 35th annual festival PRISM 35 founded by Scott Dinger will feature over eighty-five films including features, documentaries, and shorts over five days while additionally hosting exclusive festival events and screenings. aGLIFF will additionally offer a virtual component August 29 – September 5, 2002, after the in-person festival has concluded. The PRISM 35 virtual festival will not be a full line up but will include a majority of titles playing in-person.


Directors: Bryan Darling, Jesse Finley Reed | Writer: Peter Jones | Producers: Peter Jones, Bryan Darling, Jesse Finley Reed, Taylor Vracin-Harrell | Narrated by: Matt Bomer

All Man: The International Male Story journeys across three decades of the catalog’s unlikely but lasting impact on fashion, masculinity, and sexuality in America. Gene Burkard, a once-closeted Midwesterner and GI, found freedom in San Diego, where he transformed men’s fashion into something cosmopolitan, carefree, and trendsetting. International Male reached gay and straight customers alike as it redefined images of masculinity in America culture, generating revenue and circulation in the millions. This character-driven documentary crafts a portrait of a band of outsiders who changed the way men would look – at themselves, at each other and how the world would look at them. This is their story – a modern day fairy tale about a dream that really did come true. Narrated by Matt Bomer and featuring and all-star cast of celebrity stylists, fashion influencers, and comedic actors, All Man: The International Male Story celebrates International Male in an appropriately colorful ‘80s throwback style.

In Attendance: Peter Jones, five time nominated, two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner for his A&E Biography special Judy Garland: Beyond the Rainbow, and for Stardust: The Bette Davis Story. His Peabody Award-winning Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times premiered as a national primetime special on PBS, and Johnny Carson: King of Late Night remains the highest-rated film in the 37-year history of the PBS series American Masters. Over the course of a decade, Peter Jones Productions created 85 profiles for A&E Biography, many written and directed by Jones. He began his career as a news and feature reporter for KVUE (ABC). USA | 2022 | 83 minutes | Southwest Premiere

Memberships and badges are available now with members given priority access to in-person screenings, online film streams, as well as entry to in-person and online artists conversations, Q&A’s, and other festival activities. Memberships are available now at The official program selections for the PRISM 35 festival schedule, events and late additions will be online at Access to the festival badges are available for purchase at

TICKETS: aGLIFF encourages fans to consider membership to get the best access and support aGLIFF’s year-round programming. Members and badge holders have priority access to reserving tickets for individual films and events upon purchase. Single tickets will start at $15, plus applicable service fees and are on sale one week before the festival based on availability.

Recently named the Nonprofit of the Year by the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, aGLIFF cultivates the Texas LGBTQ+ community by enlightening, educating, and entertaining moviegoers through programs that enrich LGBTQ+ and ally communities while developing LGBTQ+ awareness. The nonprofit organization’s programs include Queer Youth Media Project, Community Partnership Program, “Queer Spectrum” Monthly Screening Series, and the Queer Black Voices Fund, all of which culminate around its annual film festival, PRISM.

About aGLIFF: Founded in 1987 aGLIFF is Austin’s oldest film festival and became a 501(c)3 in 1995. The festival began as a four-day event with just four films primarily focused on coming out and the AIDS epidemic. It has grown into a multifaceted nonprofit organization with year-round community programs and events culminating each year in the annual film festival. Originally named the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival (1987) the organization changed its name in 2018 to All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival to reflect the changing landscape of how queer people identify, and as of 2020 now goes by simply aGLIFF. In 2019, the Board of Directors selected PRISM as the festival theme to highlight the way the festival can refract a single beam of art into multiple viewpoints, showcasing all the voices in the spectrum of our LGBTQIA+ community through film.

The organization’s mission is to create positive and visible film programs relevant to the lives of LGBTQIA+ identified people, to educate the community about LGBTQIA+ issues, to produce and promote the best in LGBTQIA+ community building events, and to support and partner with other organizations to enlighten the public. More information on the festival can be found at

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