Because independent filmmakers oftentimes lack the funds and resources to archive and store their films, our objective is to be a safe place for these works for generations to come. We archive work by LGBTQ filmmakers, and about LGBTQIA+ topics including TV shows, home movies, documentation of LGBTQIA+ events, etc.

The Outfest UCLA Legacy Project saves LGBTQIA+ moving images through conservation, preservation, access, and education. We have established the world’s largest publicly accessible collection of LGBTQ moving images.

The UCLA Film & Television Archive in Santa Clarita where the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project is housed. 

Placing films in the Legacy Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive is easy and straightforward.


Donations transfer the physical property rights to the UC Regents on behalf of UCLA.

Donations are tax-deductible


Deposited collections allow material vaulted at the UCLA Archive to be accessed by the depositor. To ensure proper conservation, Outfest and UCLA suggest limited on-going access to deposited materials. 

If you would like to donate or deposit your film to the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project email 

Most notable for both forms of contributing to the Legacy Project is that:

Outfest covers shipping of materials to UCLA when possible

You retain all copywright

The material will be conserved under strict archival control at the state-of-the-art vaults of the UCLA Film & Television Archive