OUR IMPACT

MORE THAN A FILM FESTIVAL

PUBLIC & COMMUNITY IMPACT

Our programs are proven to increase LGBTQ+ visibility, strengthen understanding and create meaningful change for both the general public, world leaders and the LGBTQ+ community alike.

Diversity & Inclusion Impact

Outfest directly address the ongoing impediments faced by LGBTQ+ filmmakers, providing skills, access and support to our emerging and established storytellers as well as supporting the larger entertainment industry tapped with inclusion and diversity representation challenges.

Professional Impact

We target entry-level, mid-level and career-climbing artists & professionals at both above-the-line and below-the-line in order to support the growing industry-demand for identifying, engaging and fostering relationships with a wide net of new populations.

Arts & Societal Impact

The arts continue to demonstrate their ability to impact human rights, political and socio-economic issues that concern virtually every facet of American and global society at-large. 

BY THE NUMBERS

IMPACT IN NUMBERS

Artists Educated

Outfest has educated, trained, and mentored over 1,000 emerging storytellers, directors, actors, producers, production designers, artists, and screenwriters for film, television, digital streaming and experimental platforms.

Films Protected

With over 41,000 holdings in the collection, the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project has established itself as the leading archive for LGBTQ moving image media preservation. The first of its kind and landmark in its scope

Media Impressions Annually

Outfest’s year-round programs and events generate over 5 million media impressions with the physical attendance of both local and international visitors exceeding over 50,000. 

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Films Screened from Women, Trans, Non-binary and POC Creators

In 2018 and 2019, over 2/3 of the filmmakers from Outfest’s screenings were women, people of color, transgender or non-binary.

Outfest is creating the next generation of LGBTQ+ storytellers.

We invest in youth, education, representation, and exhibition – supporting and empowering the LGBTQ+ community to discover their voice, tell their stories, and become the next generation of artists driving change in the entertainment industry. 

OUR PARTNERS

We’ve been fortunate to work with some of the world’s biggest brands to develop campaigns, media, and experiences that have an incredible impact on the world.