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Workshop
How to Craft the Perfect Pitch with David Sigurani
Discover the best way to present your project in order to hook a producer, actor, or executive.
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Workshop
Audio Production with Domino Sound
Starting a podcast can seem arduous with not a lot of clarity on where to start. All of your questions and more will be answered in this helpful workshop designed to get you started on your podcasting journey!
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Performance
Outfest Fusion Opening Night Poetry Showcase
Join us for our Opening Night Poetry Showcase featuring Yosimar Reyes, féi hernandez, Tyris Winter, Bella BAHHS and Jade Phoenix.

OUTFEST FUSION
$5 WORKSHOPS

The Outfest Fusion lineup includes workshops & panels for both the filmmakers as well as the public to empower Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous, people of color to use these tools to create content and tell their own stories. These opportunities are created in collaboration with Outfest Fusion’s numerous individual and community partners, all working in tandem to help uplift these voices.

Documentary 101: A Guide to Non-Fiction Filmmaking with PJ Raval

Whether a first-time documentarian or a veteran truth seeker, we all could use some help along the way. PJ Raval shares his personal journey to creating powerful documentaries and the resources he’s used to get his ideas onto the screen.

Crowdfunding to Build Independence with Seed&Spark

Most people think about crowdfunding simply as a fundraising tool, but we’re going to show you how it’s so much more than that. Discover how to have a successful crowdfunding campaign… and career!

Audio Production with Domino Sound

Starting a podcast can seem arduous with not a lot of clarity on where to start. Youe questions and more will be answered in this helpful workshop designed to get you started on your podcasting journey!

How to Craft the Perfect Pitch with David Sigurani

Discover the best way to present your project in order to hook a producer, actor, or executive. Having developed and sat through way too many pitches, queer Latinx producer and creative executive David Sigurani will work you through the elements of an undeniable story pitch. 

How to Make a Movie on Your Smartphone with Lauren Neal

Have a story to tell but don’t know where to start? Come learn tools and techniques in this crash course on how to make high-quality short films using what you already have. 

Stretch That Buck: Film Budgeting 101 with Seed&Spark

“How much should you crowdfund for? As much as you need to move your project forward! In this workshop, we’ll teach you how to build a budget, utilize loans to make up your budget.

FREE PANELS & PERFORMANCES

This year we are excited to announce our Community Partner Panel Series. Outfest Fusion believes that way to break through the issues of access and bias is to center the voices within our community to discuss the issues that they are facing. These panels were created by some of our amazing community partners and will be available for free throughout the Festival.

Outfest Fusion Opening Night Poetry Showcase

Join us as we celebrate the start of this year’s festival with a virtual poetry showcase that is sure to be uplifting with its theme of joy.

Fusion Rising Stars

For the second year in a row, Outfest Fusion gathers some of the most exciting up-and-coming QTBIPOC acting talent for a probing discussion about the state of their industry, their individual pathways to success, and their advice to young hopefuls seeking to follow in their footsteps.

Building a Better Normal: A Media Roundtable

The only constant is change, but how do we ensure that the change that is coming is inclusive and equitable? This discussion will address the current system and look at ways to improve the space of media journalism.

Yearning to Breathe Free: LGBTQIA+ Immigration and Asylum Seekers

Join these filmmakers along with experts in the field for an urgent and frank discussion where we will tackle the issues facing queer and trans immigrants and asylum-seekers — from perspectives of policy, legal protections, and mental health — sharing experiences and resources in a safe and supportive space.

AARP Fireside Chat

Stars shine brightly, no matter their age. A conversation on longevity in a youth-centric business. Where a change of scenery can change the trajectory of a career and where persistence can prevail in the high-speed industry that is Hollywood. 

LGBTQIA+ in Animation in Collaboration with El Cine

This is a discussion about identity in animation and illustration “how to honor who you are in your work.”

Black Queer and Breaking Into the Industry in collaboration with Black AIDS Institute

The panels in this series were created by some of our amazing community partners and will be available for free throughout the Festival. This conversation was curated by the Black AIDS Institute!

Glass Ceilings: How to dominate in non-inclusive space in Collaboration with Kenneth Roberts Agency, LLC

 The panels in this series were created by some of our amazing community partners and will be available for free throughout the Festival. This conversation was curated by the Kenneth Roberts Agency, LLC!

Colorism: “You’re handsome for a dark-skinned man” in Collaboration with Kenneth Roberts Agency, LLC

The panels in this series were created by some of our amazing community partners and will be available for free throughout the Festival. This conversation was curated by the Kenneth Roberts Agency, LLC!

Making Art In The Time of COVID: Shifting Production while Shifting the Narrative in Collaboration with Q Youth Foundation

A presentation discussion with independent storytellers, producers, and creatives during shifting times of COVID-19. A commentary with artists, directors, and producers on the cross-section of independent and commercial production in Los Angeles. 

Diversity and Inclusion: Looking Into the Heart of LGBT/Queer Representation

The panels in this series were created by some of our amazing community partners and will be available for free throughout the Festival. This conversation was curated by the Los Angeles LGBT Center!