OUTSET: THE YOUNG FILMMAKERS PROJECT

In partnership with the Los Angeles LGBT Center, Outfest selects a group of diverse 16-24-year-old young emerging filmmakers to embark on a 6-month film lab with courses in screenwriting, pre-production, production and post-production, instructed by industry experts. The program culminates in their final thesis project presented at the Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival.

APPLICATIONS

Applications for the OutSet 2020 fellowship are now closed. Applications for the 2021 Fellowship will open Fall 2020.

Our Mission

OutSet: The Young Filmmakers Project from the Los Angeles LGBT Center and Outfest empowers LGBTQ youth ages 16-24 to share their stories through film. This program selects 15 diverse fellows to participate over the course of 6 months (January-July) in a storytelling and filmmaking lab focused on collaboration and mastering a successful production, culminating in 5 short films.

Curriculum

OutSet fellows participate over the course of 6 months in a storytelling and filmmaking lab focused on collaboration and mastering a successful production. Fellows are paired with both filmmaking mentors as well as life mentors, to help students through the filmmaking process as well as with any career, school, or home issues that may arise. Each fellow is educated on the short filmmaking process from development, pre-production, production and post-production. The program is broken into six components:

Classroom Instruction

Master Classes

LGBTQ Film History

Team Building and Collaboration

Hands-on Production

Festival Circuit

On Set

Each Fellow participates in one project that they usher through the program as a key department head. 

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