PACE announces the 9th N LA Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Sept. 8-14, at the Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport

PACE announces the 9th N LA Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Sept. 8-14, at the Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport

Shreveport, LA – July 29, 2017

PACE’s 9th North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will run Friday, Sept. 8th through Thursday, Sept. 14th at the Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport, LA.

Our film festival last year set some records:

  • Attendance was over 1,000 for the first time!
  • “Small Town Rage: Fighting Back in the Deep South,” by local filmmakers David Hylan and Raydra Hall, about the history of ACT UP Shreveport premiered at our festival to three sold-out screenings and won Best Documentary Film.  It went on to win the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities documentary of the year, and is now on the international film festival circuit!
  • The film “Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party” followed by a panel discussion with local psychologists from LSUS and Caddo Parish public schools and a bullied gay teen resulted in a front page Shreveport Times article on how LGBT youth are bullied in our local schools.
  • Brittani Nichols of the Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning Amazon series “Transparent” attended the packed screening of her film “Suicide Kale” opening night and held a Q&A afterwards.
  • Our film festival committee is hard at work to make this year’s festival another one to remember!!

Watch our film festival website for more information on guest appearances, the opening weekend reception, Q & As, panel discussions, and summaries and trailers for all our films.

For more information about PACE, “People Acting for Change and Equality,” Northwest Louisiana’s leading advocacy organization for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, go to or find us on Facebook at


Contact information
Sam Ortiz, Film Festival Chair

Brad Campbell, Film Festival Co-Chair

Submitted by
Adrienne Critcher, PACE Political & Communications Director