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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The Essence of Queerness, an OutMusuem exhibit curated by Outfest’s programming fellow Tishon Pugh streaming for free on Outfest+, focuses on the nuances and depth of Black queer womanhood.
An Outfest Inclusive Press Initiative Fellow reflects on the program and shares some excerpts from interviews with Outfest Los Angeles filmmakers from the festival’s first ever Press Day.
The profound, short documentary by Emmy-nominated director Karla Murthy, tells the story of Jamie Diaz, a Mexican-American trans woman, currently serving a life sentence in a men’s prison, through her art and letters to a penpal.
Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival Documentary Centerpiece Kokomo City is a testament to the power of championing and centering Black trans women and their stories.
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...
LOS ANGELES, CA, January 10, 2023 – Outfest, a leading organization working to uplift global LGBTQIA+ creators through career support and exhibiting and preserving queer and transgender stories, is pleased to announce it has been approved by the National Endowment for...