Outfest develops the next generation of filmmakers and storytellers.
Outfest connects diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBT lives.
Outfest uses the power of movies to promote acceptance and equality for all LGBT people.
Outfest ensures that stories of LGBT people are created, shared and protected.
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.
Developing the next generation of artists and filmmakers through education and mentoring.
- Outfest Screenwriting Lab
Dynamic three-day, mentor led workshop for emerging writers.
The Young Filmmakers Project from LifeWorks and Outfest. A unique educational opportunity that empowers LGBT youth to tell their stories through film.
A symposium led by industry professionals for emerging writers, directors and producers focused on LGBT people of color.
- Fusion Lab
A month long pop-up style micro-cinema and media lab.
- Industry Link
Opportunities for festival filmmakers to have one-on-one networking meetings with industry professionals.
- HBO Breakfast Series
Series of panel discussions for festival filmmakers to expand artistic and professional knowledge.
Outfest supports youth through education, mentoring and access to meaningful LGBT stories.
- Free memberships to people 21 and under
- OutSet: The Young Filmmakers Project from LifeWorks and Outfest
- Emerging Leaders Council
The Outfest Alumni Program helps filmmakers create a path to professional stability and broader audience awareness of their work.