|Location||Los Angeles, United States|
Outfest is an LGBT-oriented film showcase and festival in Los Angeles. Outfest is the leading organization with a stated mission of promoting equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBT stories on the screen.
In 1979, John Ramirez and Stuart Timmons, two students at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) founded a gay film festival on campus. By 1982, it had become known as the "Gay and Lesbian Media Festival and Conference". The name was changed to Outfest in 1994.
Outfest supports youth through education, mentoring and access to meaningful LGBT stories
The Outfest Alumni program is committed to the continued support and growth of our filmmakers.
Outfest gives annual "Outie" awards in 16 categories. Awards are given by grand juries, festival audiences and the Program Committees. Jury awards are given for:
Audience awards are given for:
Programs awards are given for:
Outfest also presents the Outfest Achievement Award, the Outfest Honors, the Outfest Screenwriting Lab Award and the Screen Idol Award.
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