The OUTshine Film Festival Announces its 20th Anniversary Film and Event Schedule.

Friday April 13, 2018

The OUTshine Film Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary season in Miami this year with over 80 film premieres, celebrity-studded red carpets, parties, and panel discussions. Running from April 20th-29th, it's kicking off with the Opening Night Film, "My Big Gay Italian Wedding," followed by the opening night party at the Scottish Rite Temple in downtown Miami.

"This year's festival is especially important because we're celebrating a huge milestone. Twenty years ago, there was no dedicated film festival that celebrated voices like ours, and to still be around and to have grown to a twice annual festival is a huge accomplishment," says Executive Director, Victor Gimenez. "It also speaks to the fact that by supporting LGBTQ filmmakers, actors, and producers, we're helping to ultimately bring LGBTQ film to the mainstream."

The OUTshine Film Festival's 20th anniversary season will include over 50 films, multiple panel discussions with filmmakers and talent, and more than 15 parties and events throughout the week long festival.

"We're very excited to be able to bring in more than 20 celebrities, filmmakers, and other notable industry talent such as Judith Kasen-Windor (Edie Windsor's wife), Dreya Weber, Lilly Hollerman, Jana Winternitz, Kit Williamson, John Halbach, Amara Cash,Yen Tan, and Dr. Bruce Hensel."

Attendees can find a full schedule of films at, along with links to purchase tickets. A full schedule of parties and special events can be found here

About OUTshine Film Festival

The OUTshine LGBT Film Festival is a bi-annual film festival with a mission to inspire, entertain, and educate the public and encourage a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.