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 LGBT lives.

promote

Promotes Equality

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

change

Changes Lives

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

Programs

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.