MORE THAN A FILM FESTIVAL
PUBLIC & COMMUNITY IMPACT
Our programs are proven to increase LGBTQIA+ visibility, strengthen understanding and create meaningful change for both the general public, world leaders and the LGBTQIA+ community alike.
Diversity & Inclusion Impact
Outfest directly address the ongoing impediments faced by LGBTQIA+ filmmakers, providing skills, access and support to our emerging and established storytellers as well as supporting the larger entertainment industry tapped with inclusion and diversity representation challenges.
We target entry-level, mid-level and career-climbing artists & professionals at both above-the-line and below-the-line in order to support the growing industry-demand for identifying, engaging and fostering relationships with a wide net of new populations.
Arts & Societal Impact
The arts continue to demonstrate their ability to impact human rights, political and socio-economic issues that concern virtually every facet of American and global society at-large.
BY THE NUMBERS
IMPACT IN NUMBERS
Outfest has educated, trained, and mentored over 1,000 emerging storytellers, directors, actors, producers, production designers, artists, and screenwriters for film, television, digital streaming and experimental platforms.
With over 41,000 holdings in the collection, the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project has established itself as the leading archive for LGBTQIA+ moving image media preservation. The first of its kind and landmark in its scope
Media Impressions Annually
Outfest’s year-round programs and events generate over 5 million media impressions with the physical attendance of both local and international visitors exceeding over 50,000.
Films Screened from Women, Trans, Non-binary and POC Creators
In 2018 and 2019, over 2/3 of the filmmakers from Outfest’s screenings were women, people of color, transgender or non-binary.
Outfest is creating the next generation of LGBTQIA+ storytellers.
We invest in youth, education, representation, and exhibition – supporting and empowering the LGBTQIA+ community to discover their voice, tell their stories, and become the next generation of artists driving change in the entertainment industry.
We’ve been fortunate to work with some of the world’s biggest brands to develop campaigns, media, and experiences that have an incredible impact on the world.