The Outfest Blog
Exploring LGBTQ+ Media At Our Festivals And Beyond
Introducing The Outfest Blog – a brand new space for festival coverage, in-depth interviews, thought pieces and more, all by LGBTQ+ authors on intersectional, queer media. This new space will host emerging voices, like our first ever Outfest Inclusive Press Initiative fellows, as well as queer and trans writers from all over the world.
You can also check back in here for all the latest news from Outfest including major announcements, festival updates, and information regarding our fellowships and programs.
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Inside the Making of an On-Screen First Queer Kiss
A queer on-screen kiss holds a deep gravity to a film’s plot. Filmmakers at the Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival give a glimpse behind the current how they created these magical moments.
A Journey of Mental Health and Healing at Outfest Fusion
Films at the Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival explored how storytelling can expand perceptions of mental illness in QTBIPOC communities.
Outfest Fusion’s First Family Day Celebrates Queer Childhood
As many U.S. states ban drag queens and children’s books with LGBTQ+ representation, Outfest Fusion Family Day acts as an essential safe space.
Outfest Fusion Gives A Multilayered Voice to Trans Creators
Throughout history, trans people have been both under and misrepresented, but Outfest Fusion offered a glimmer of hope that the future can and will be different.
Announcing New 2023 Additions To The Outfest Board
LOS ANGELES, MARCH 5, 2023 – Outfest officially announced today the addition of seven new members to the Outfest Board of Directors. The new members include Angelica Ross, AJ Lee, B. Pagels-Minor, Garrett Morgan, Lucas Bailey, Sonia Mehta, and Yemi Adegbonmire. From...
Presenting Outfest Outpost During The Sundance Film Festival
PARK CITY, JANUARY 18, 2023 – Outfest announced today the Outfest Outpost at Acura Festival Village during the Sundance Film Festival, an event that will celebrate queer storytelling from diverse perspectives–from Sundance to Outfest and beyond. The event, happening...
Netflix Selects Outfest Screenwriters For Inaugural Created By Initiative
LOS ANGELES, JANUARY 12, 2023 – Outfest has partnered with Netflix to support Outfest alumni screenwriters as part of the first-ever Netflix Created By Initiative. Outfest Screenwriting Lab alumni Yen Tan (2009) and Lauren Hadaway (2018) were selected among several...