SUPPORT OUTFEST BECOME A MEMBER Inspires Storytellers Outfest develops the next generation of filmmakers and storytellers. Builds Community Outfest connects diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBT lives. Promotes Equality Outfest uses the power of movies to promote acceptance and equality for all LGBT people. Changes Lives Outfest ensures that stories of LGBT people are created, shared and protected. Programs Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival Showcasing the best LGBT stories from around the world. Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival Spotlighting the diversity of the LGBT community. Outfest UCLA Legacy Project The only program in the world dedicated to protecting LGBT films for future generations. Outfest Forward Developing the next generation of artists and filmmakers through education and mentoring. About Outfest Founded by UCLA students in 1982, Outfest is the leading organization that promotes LGBT equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBT stories on the screen. Outfest builds community by connecting diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBT lives. Over the past three decades Outfest has showcased thousands of films from around the world, educated and mentored hundreds of emerging filmmakers and protected more than 20,000 LGBT films and videos. Outfest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.