Intern Amy here!  

The 19th annual Clip Film Festival (formerly the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival) is upon us with so many great events, I’m not sure where to begin…

October 3rd – Festival Gala
Time 9:00 PM
Location Don Vicente De Ybor, 1915 N Ave Republica de Cuba
Gala Night - An Evening of Hip Elegance (Black Tie Preferred)
Music - Dancing - Entertainment - DJ Andy - Silent Auction
Join us after "Tru Loved" at the historic Don Vicente De Ybor (14th St and 9th Ave) for an evening of elegance.  Your ticket includes open bar, food, and entertainment (included in Crown Circle Diva and Simply Fabulous Pass).

October 8th- The St. Pete Twirling Project Performance
Time 8:30 AM
Location Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin Street
Come watch the St. Petersburg Twirling Project Perform outside of the Tampa Theatre on Wednesday night. This event is free to the public.

October 11th- SURGE, the official Men’s Party
Time 9:00 PM
Cost  $15
Location Czar Ybor, 1420 E 7th Ave
It’s the official Men’s Party for clip, the Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival! Join more than 1,000 people for one night of epic entertainment at Czar in Ybor City. SURGE features three completely different entertainment venues and three very distinct types of music all under 1 roof! Doors open 9pm-3am. Open to adults 18+ (men and women welcome), and 100% of proceeds go to clip.

October 11th- SUGAR, the official Women's Party
Time 9:00 PM
Cost   $15-$30
Location The Honey Pot, 1507 E 7th Ave
The largest Girl party in Tampa Bay! Join over 700 women for one craved evening - it only happens once a year! It will be a feast for the senses.

October 12th- Sister Merry Widow's Masquerade Ball/Closing Party
Time 9:00 AM
Location gBar, 1401 E 7th Ave

For a complete list of films and events log on to The festival runs from October 2nd through October 12th and I know a local film commission manager who’s sitting on the jury so you’d better check it out! Nobody throws a better party!