OUTFEST®, est. 1982, is one of the only global LGBTQIA+ arts, media and entertainment organizations whose programs empower artists, communities and filmmakers to transform the world through their stories, while also supporting the entire lifecycle of their career. Outfest's mission is to create visibility to diverse LGBTQIA+ stories and empower storytellers, building empathy to drive meaningful social change. Outfest programs, including our Outfest Los Angeles and Outfest Fusion festivals, Outfest Screenwriting Lab, Outset Young Filmmakers Project, Outfest UCLA Legacy Project and the Outfest Anthony Meindl Trans Actors Fellowship give artists, filmmakers, talent and entertainment professionals the opportunity to discover their voice, provide the pathways to the visibility of their work by all members of the public, and assure that their legacy will live on for generations to come. http://outfest.org



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Review: 'Two Eyes' Creates an LGBTQ Tapestry from Three History-Spanning Storylines

Review: 'Two Eyes' Creates an LGBTQ Tapestry from Three History-Spanning Storylines

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 30
Affecting and revealing, these three interconnected tales create a narrative that's larger than their parts - a narrative that belongs to the LGBTQ community as a whole.

Review: 'Ask Any Buddy' is a Love Letter to Gay Porn

Review: 'Ask Any Buddy' is a Love Letter to Gay Porn

MOVIES | By Sam Cohen | Aug 20
Evan Purchell's "Ask Any Buddy" is a breathless historical document that seeks to empower vintage gay porn from the 1960s, '70s and '80s. Not only does it succeed there, it provides insight into queer culture that is rarely brought up in mainstream media.

Review: Triumphant, Sensitive 'Valentina' a Trans Coming of Age Story

Review: Triumphant, Sensitive 'Valentina' a Trans Coming of Age Story

MOVIES | By Megan Kearns | Aug 20
This triumphant film, starring trans actress Thiessa Woinbackk, shows the struggles young trans people face while championing transgender rights.

Review: 'Leonard Soloway's Broadway' is an Affectionate Profile of a Disarmingly Charming Broadway Legend

Review: 'Leonard Soloway's Broadway' is an Affectionate Profile of a Disarmingly Charming Broadway Legend

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Aug 20
This is an affectionate portrait of an octogenarian Broadway producer who is unknown outside the theatre world. It's a sheer delight.

2020 Outfest LGBTQ Film Festival Goes Virtual & Announces Full Lineup

2020 Outfest LGBTQ Film Festival Goes Virtual & Announces Full Lineup

MOVIES | Aug 11
Outfest debuts an outdoor program and streaming platform to bring 160+ films, including 35 world premieres, 10 North American premieres and 4 U.S. premieres to Los Angeles for 2020.

Outfest Partners with Film Independent to Launch 'United in Pride' Film Festival

Outfest Partners with Film Independent to Launch 'United in Pride' Film Festival

MOVIES | Jun 15
United in Pride is an inclusive platform that celebrates, elevates and amplifies the voices of LGBTQIA+ filmmakers, storytellers and creators.

Outfest on Demand is Here!

Outfest on Demand is Here!

MOVIES | Apr 13
The COVID-19 pandemic has many people sheltering in place, but you don't have to go it alone - especially as the film festival season gets underway. Outfest on Demand is here!

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