Manuel Gomez Pereira's ensemble comedy Reinas (Queens) and Todd Stephens' comedy AnotherGay Movie bookend theeighth Annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, which runs from Apr 21-30.

Amnon Buchbinder's rites of passage comedy Whole New Thing has been named by organisers as thecenterpiece gala screening.

The festival will pay tribute to distributor TLA EntertainmentGroup, which celebrates its 25th anniversary and has released such titles as LatterDays, The Fluffer, and BearCub.

The HBO Career Achievement Award will go to France's FrancoisOzon. Actor Melvil Poupaud will collect the honour on Ozon's behalf followingthe US premiere screening of Le Temps Qui Reste.

Other highlights include shorts, and panel discussions whosetopics include the impact of Brokeback Mountain on the next wave of gay and lesbianfilm. For more details visit the official website at