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Outfest at 30


Outfest is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a yearlong celebration that began at the Outfest Queer Brunch at Sundance in 2012 and will end at the 10th anniversary of Outfest Fusion in March 2013 and will honor the organization’s rich film history, innovative filmmakers and cultural legacy. The anniversary celebration includes:

  • A recreation of the first festival including a special 30th anniversary post-screening discussion of Making Love with screenwriter Barry Sandler, director Arthur Hiller, and star Harry Hamlin
  • A gala sneak preview of the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project’s most challenging restoration to date: Different From The Others (1919), arguably the earliest surviving cinematic work made explicitly about LGBT people
  • Creation of a special anniversary logo and a new organization logo
  • The launch of a new website
  • A monthly screening series, Downtown 30, screening at the Downtown Independent (251 S. Main Street in Los Angeles) and presenting new and classic films of interest to LGBT audiences
  • A closing celebration to be held at 2013 Outfest Fusion which will coincide with that program’s 10th anniversary gala

Founded by volunteers on the campus of UCLA in 1982, Outfest has grown into an internationally recognized organization that works to promote LGBT equality through the arts. For three decades Outfest has brought together film lovers, artists, celebrities and entertainment industry professionals to create a world-class forum for stories that reflect and often transform LGBT lives. Outfest has showcased over 5,600 films to audiences, reaching close to one million people, educated and mentored hundreds of emerging filmmakers and protected over 18,000 stories and images through the Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation, the only program of its kind in the world.

The original poster for the festival.
The original poster for the festival.
Screening of <em>Different From The Others</em> with an organ.
Screening of Different From The Others with an organ.