July 18 – 28, 2019
The Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival is eleven days of not to be missed world-class films, panels, and parties. Each summer Outfest Los Angeles screens more than 150 feature and short films to an audience more than 40,000 people. Outfest Los Angeles is the oldest film festival in Los Angeles and is considered the preeminent LGBTQ film festival in the world.
The complete lineup for the 2019 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival will be announced the second week of June.
Outfest Los Angeles screens at state-of-the-art venues around the city of Los Angeles taking advantage of historic venues and industry exclusive theaters along with the newly remodeled, outdoor Ford Theater and the Theatre at Ace Hotel.
Outfest Los Angeles receives media coverage from national outlets such as Vanity Fair, CNN, USA Today, E! Entertainment Television, Access Hollywood, Variety, Entertainment Tonight, US Weekly, The Advocate, OUT, MTV, Hollywood Reporter, Genre, Huffington Post, and the Independent Film Channel – as well as key local outlets such as the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Lesbian News, Edge, XY Magazine, Nightlife, local network news, and as well as online news outlets.
Given its location in the heart of the entertainment industry, more executives attend Outfest Los Angeles than any other LGBTQ film festival. Our Outfest Forward program offers exclusive filmmaker events such as the Filmmaker Breakfast Series during the festival. The Filmmaker Breakfast Series are morning panels hosted by industry insiders, with topics potentially about How to Find Distribution, How to Get Work in Television, How to Get Representation, Casting Your Film, etc.
Outfest Los Angeles has the most extensive awards program of any LGBTQ film festival. Awards include:
GRAND JURY AWARDS
Short Film Jury Special Mention
Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Short Film
Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short Film
Documentary Feature Jury Special Mention
Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature
International Narrative Feature Jury Special Mention
Grand Jury Award for Best International Feature
US Narrative Jury Special Mention
Grand Jury Prize for Screenwriting, US Narrative Feature
Grand Jury Prize for US Narrative Feature
Special Programming Award for Artistic Achievement
Special Programming Award for Emerging Talent
Special Programming Award for Freedom
Audience Award for Best Experimental Short
Audience Award for Best Documentary Short
Audience Award for Best Narrative Short
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
Audience Award for Best First Feature