Outfest’s programs embody the values stated in Outfest’s mission. Thirty-three years after beginning as a small conference and festival organized by graduate students at UCLA, Outfest has presented 6,500 film/video titles to over half a million people. Outfest’s commitment to fostering empowerment and connection remains a constant throughout our programs:
· Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival – This program is the oldest film festival in Los Angeles. The 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival had attendance of 30,000 and featured 166 domestic and international short and feature films from 25 countries in six different venues over 11 days.
· Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival – The only multi-cultural LGBT film festival in the country. Since its inauguration in 2004, Fusion has reached an array of diverse Los Angeles audiences and is creating social change through media.
· Outfest UCLA Legacy Project – Launched in 2005, this is the only film preservation program in the world dedicated to saving and protecting LGBT films. Outfest’s partner, the UCLA Film & Television Archive, is at the forefront of film preservation and leads the world in creating access to its collections.
· Outfest Forward – Nurtures emerging filmmakers through mentor programs and educational forums, including the Outfest Screenwriting Lab, OutSet: The Young Filmmakers Project, InFusion and Fusion Lab.