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 [email protected] 

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