The North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Festival, produced by the Carolina Theater in Durham, North Carolina, is the second largest LGBT film/video festival in the Southeastern U.S. The NCGLFF is international in its focus, screening and occasionally opening selected films from across the globe and inviting filmmakers and actors from the screened film to attend. The fact that the three individual theater venues are all in the same building makes the festival particularly attractive compared to many other film festivals.
Founded in 1995, the festival is typically held in mid-August, and is dedicated to showcasing the newest and best LGBT media. For most years, the festival was typically a 4-day event (Thursday through Sunday), and has attracted an average of 10,000 patrons each year. In 2012, the festival expanded to a full week, encompassing both weekends.