inspire

Inspires Storytellers

Outfest develops the next generation of filmmakers and storytellers.

build

Builds Community

Outfest connects diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBTQ lives.

promote

Promotes Equality

Outfest uses the power of movies to promote acceptance and equality for all LGBTQ people.

change

Changes Lives

Outfest ensures that stories of LGBTQ people are created, shared and protected.

Programs

About Outfest

Founded by UCLA students in 1982, Outfest is the leading organization that promotes LGBTQ equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen. Outfest builds community by connecting diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ films and videos. Outfest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.