Outfest is the leading organization that promotes equality by creating, sharing, and protecting stories on the screen.
Our work is part of an ongoing effort to build a vibrant, affirming, and sustainable LGBT community in Southern California and beyond. The power of the images and stories from around the world that we share with local audiences cannot be understated. Our year-round programs contribute to the creation and longevity of an inclusive and culturally nourished LGBT population and a well-educated population of straight allies. Through our programs we are engaged in the lifecycle of film by nurturing emerging artists, showcasing their work and then protecting their films for the future. Moreover, the filmmakers who participate in our programs today are the next generation of artists who will reflect, interpret and represent the LGBT experience well into this next century.