Don Thompson LGBTQ+ Film Festival

An Evening of Conversation and Cinema: Honoring The Don Thompson LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Join us for an evening of conversation and cinema in honor of a once long-standing Lambda tradition, our annual Don Thompson Film Festival, showcasing LGBTQIA films and filmmakers from within our very own Trojan community. We will celebrate past and present submissions during a panel discussion in honor of the program’s legacy hosted by the Lambda LGBTQ+ Alumni Association with our special guest moderator alumnus, actor and comedian, John Paul “JP” Karliak ’03.

Proceeding the event will be a small reception to allow for networking and connecting with your fellow Trojans and friends in the film and arts community.

Date: Friday, March 10

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PDT

Location:The Ray Stark Family Theater
900 W 34th St #108
Los Angeles, California 90089


General: $15 per person
Young Alumni: $10 per person
Current USC Students: Free with USC ID

Purchase Tickets HERE


About the Festival

The Don Thompson LGBT Film Festival began as an outdoor movie-night fundraiser coordinated by one of the founding board members and former presidents of the Lambda LGBTQ+ Alumni Association, Amy Ross PhD ‘86, and LA Frontrunners.  The Don Thompson Scholarship in Cinematic Arts, which celebrates Thompson’s passion for LGBTQ+ film, as well as his “family” at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, is available to graduate or undergraduate students enrolled at the school who demonstrate a commitment to advancing LGBTQ+ issues through creative work, scholarship and/or community engagement.