THIS IS OUTFEST

OUTFEST®, est. 1982 is one of the only global LGBTQIA+ arts, media and entertainment organization whose programs empower artists, communities and filmmakers to transform the world through their stories, while also supporting the entire lifecycle of their career – from outset to legacy.

Outfest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

 

THIS IS OUTFEST

OUTFEST®, est. 1982 is one of the only global LGBTQIA+ arts, media and entertainment organization whose programs empower artists, communities and filmmakers to transform the world through their stories, while also supporting the entire lifecycle of their career – from outset to legacy.

Outfest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

CREATING CHANGE
ONE STORY AT A TIME

EMPOWERING STORYTELLERS

BUILDING EMPATHY WORLDWIDE

CREATING CHANGE
ONE STORY AT A TIME

EMPOWERING STORYTELLERS

BUILDING EMPATHY WORLDWIDE

OUR STORY

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. Our tentpole film festivals, young filmmakers education, professional mentor courses, screenwriting labs, trans acting workshops, and film archive and restoration program in partnership with UCLA, are collectively some of the most widely recognized on the planet. 

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. Our tentpole film festivals, young filmmakers education, professional mentor courses, screenwriting labs, trans acting workshops, and film archive and restoration program in partnership with UCLA, are collectively some of the most widely recognized on the planet. 

MISSION

Outfest creates visibility to diverse LGBTQIA+ stories and empowers storytellers, building empathy to drive meaningful social change. 

Outfest creates visibility to diverse LGBTQIA+ stories and empowers storytellers, building empathy to drive meaningful social change. 

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