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Outfest programs give artists, filmmakers and entertainment professionals the opportunity to discover their voice, provide the pathways to the visibility of their work, and assure that their legacy will live on for generations to come.  

WHAT WE DO

Trans Actors Training

The Outfest Anthony Meindl Trans Actors Fellowship trains the next generation of Trans and & Non-Binary actors.

Youth Filmmaking Training

The OutSet Young Filmmakers Project educates emerging filmmakers ages 16-24 in a filmmaking training program for 6 months.

Film Archive & Restoration

The Outfest UCLA Legacy Project is the only program in the world dedicated to preserving LGBTQ moving images.

Filmmaker Education

Outfest provides free and low cost workshops for emerging and established filmmakers, empowering LGBTQ filmmakers to create their own story. 

Screenwriting Labs

The Outfest Screenwriting Lab is an intensive three-day lab where industry professionals mentor the next generation of LGBTQ screenwriters.

Film Festivals

Outfest spotlights the diversity and creativity of the LGBTQ community through two annual film festivals; the Outfest Fusion LGBTQ People of Color Film Festival and the Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival.

WHY OUR STORIES MATTER

MEET THE FILMMAKER:
RAIN VALDEZ

MJ RODRIGUEZ ON TRANS VISIBILITY IN MEDIA

TANYA SARACHO ON LATINX LGBTQ INCLUSION

WE EXIST TRANS MASCULINITY IN ENTERTAINMENT

OUTSET: THE YOUNG FILMMAKERS PROJECT

THE OUTFEST LOS ANGELES
TRANS SUMMIT