SUPPORT OUTFEST BECOME A MEMBER Inspires Storytellers Outfest develops the next generation of filmmakers and storytellers. Builds Community Outfest connects diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBTQ lives. Promotes Equality Outfest uses the power of movies to promote acceptance and equality for all LGBTQ people. Changes Lives Outfest ensures that stories of LGBTQ people are created, shared and protected. Programs Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival Showcasing the best LGBTQ stories from around the world. Outfest Fusion LGBTQ People of Color Film Festival Spotlighting the diversity of the LGBTQ community. Outfest UCLA Legacy Project The only program in the world dedicated to protecting LGBTQ films for future generations. Outfest Forward Developing the next generation of artists and filmmakers through education and mentoring. 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.