Workshop
How to Craft the Perfect Pitch with David Sigurani
Discover the best way to present your project in order to hook a producer, actor, or executive.
Workshop
Audio Production with Domino Sound
Starting a podcast can seem arduous with not a lot of clarity on where to start. All of your questions and more will be answered in this helpful workshop designed to get you started on your podcasting journey!
Performance
Outfest Fusion Opening Night Poetry Showcase
Join us for our Opening Night Poetry Showcase featuring Yosimar Reyes, féi hernandez, Tyris Winter, Bella BAHHS and Jade Phoenix.
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Below are All Workshops and Panels

The Outfest Fusion lineup includes workshops & panels for both the filmmakers as well as the public to empower Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous, people of color to use these tools to create content and tell their own stories. These opportunities are created in collaboration with Outfest Fusion’s numerous individual and community partners, all working in tandem to help uplift these voices.

Outfest Fusion’s Rising Stars

Available to watch April 16 – April 20

For the second year in a row, Outfest Fusion gathers some of the most exciting up-and-coming QTBIPOC acting talent for a probing discussion.

AARP Fireside Chat with Doug Spearman & Nathan Hale Williams

Available to watch April 17 – April 20

Stars shine brightly, no matter their age. A conversation on longevity in a youth-centric business. Featuring Doug Spearman (Noah’s Arc, Star Trek Voyager) & Nathan Hale Williams (Dirty Laundry, All Boys Aren’t Blue)

 

Building a Better Normal: A Media Roundtable

 Available to watch April 17 – April 20

The only constant is change, but how do we ensure that the change that is coming is inclusive and equitable?…

 

How to Make a Movie on Your Smartphone with Lauren Neal

April 15, 2021 @ 4:00 PM PT

Have a story to tell but don’t know where to start? Come learn tools and techniques in this crash course on how to make high-quality short films using what you already have.  

Stretch That Buck: Film Budgeting 101 with Seed&Spark

April 16, 2021 @ 1:00 PM PT

In this workshop, we’ll teach you how to build a
budget, utilize loans to make up your budget, navigate the ask, break down your script, and get creative with ways to cut costs.

Outfest Fusion Opening Night Poetry Showcase

April 16, 2021 @ 6:00 PM PT

Join us for our Opening Night Poetry Showcase featuring Yosimar Reyes, féi hernandez, Tyris Winter, Bella BAHHS and Jade Phoenix 

Early Career Networking Session

April 17, 2021 @ 1:00 PM PT

During this workshop, you will hear from established industry members about they got into their fields and what their jobs are really like. All film professional levels encouraged to attend.

Yearning to Breathe Free: LGBTQIA+ Immigration and Asylum Seekers

April 18, 2021 @ 11:00 AM PT

Join filmmakers along with experts in the field for an urgent and frank discussion where we will tackle the issues facing queer and trans immigrants and asylum-seekers.

Documentary 101: A Guide to Non-Fiction Filmmaking with PJ Raval

April 18, 2021 @ 3:00 PM PT

PJ Raval (CALL HER GANDA, BEFORE YOU KNOW IT) shares his personal journey to creating powerful documentaries and the resources he’s used to get his ideas onto the screen.

Audio Production with Domino Sound

April 19, 2021 @ 3:00 PM PT

Starting a podcast can seem arduous with not a lot of clarity on where to start. What type of podcast should it be? What gear should you buy? What gear can you afford? Where should you record?…

Crowdfunding to Build Independence with Seed&Spark

April 19, 2021 @ 1:00 PM PT

Most people think about crowdfunding simply as a fundraising tool, but we’re going to show you how it’s so much more than that. Discover how to have a successful crowdfunding campaign… and career! 

How to Craft the Perfect Pitch with David Sigurani

April 20, 2021 @ 6:00 PM PT

Discover the best way to present your project in order to hook a producer, actor, or executive and work through the elements of an undeniable story pitch.