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OutSet: The Young Filmmakers Project from LifeWorks and Outfest

OutSet is the Young Filmmakers Project from LifeWorks and Outfest, a filmmaking workshop for LGBTQ young people between the ages of 16-24. Created in 2011 to create a safe space for LBGTQ young people to tell their stories and learn the skills to bring them to life in the form of a short film, 15 fellows are selected each Fall to participate and make five short films. Each fellow participates as a writer, producer or director in teams of three, paired with mentors who are professional filmmakers. The classes take place once a week and are taught by industry professionals.

Many of our alumni fellows have gone on to work in the entertainment industry or apply for film school based on their experience in OutSet.

For all current news about OutSet, check out the blog here.

To reach the LifeWorks page for OutSet, please click here.

2013 OutSet Fellows

These young LGBT filmmakers are in the process of creating five short films which will premiere at Outfest Fusion in March 2014. We can’t wait to see what they come up with!

OutSet Fellows:

Jimbo Bowen, Ronja Jansz, Ray Martinez, Ki McLeod, Saul Moralez, Melissa Perez, Trevor Pop, Rolando Rodriguez, Frank Sanchez, Toni Sandoval, Brandy Silva, Yadira Tellechea, Nkechi Ubabuike, Leiana Valenzuela, Jenise Whitehead, Damone Williams

OutSet Mentors:

  • Allan Brocka
  • Chiedu Egbuniwe
  • Jenn Garrison
  • Quincy LeNear & Deondray Gossett
  • Carlos Portugal

OutSet Producer: Chris Ranta

Outfest Forward Coordinator: Shari Page