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  • Pulling Focus: In Conversation with Barbie Leung and Hilda Schmelling

    In this conversation between friends and creative collaborators on the short film Be Right Back, cinematographer Barbie Leung and director Hilda Schmelling discuss her career and image-making, working in the industry as a queer woman of color, and her advice for how to break into and stay in the ...

  • Pulling Focus: In Conversation with Ava Berkofsky and Drew Denny

    In this dynamic and lively conversation, cinematographer Ava Berkofsky and director Drew Denny sit down in-person (!) to discuss their creative collaboration on Momster and Berkofsky's approach to the art of cinematography.

  • Disforia

    A young, gender-queer person comes home for Christmas to find his family has left, and the house has been sold. As he makes his way through the empty house, he is confronted with the haunting visions of another reality – perhaps his family would still be there, if he had come home as the “Jane” t...

  • Momster

    Amanda Plummer and Brianna Hildebrand are a bank-robbing mother and roller-skating daughter who finally reunite in the ultimate heist.

  • Tell-by Date

    Ryan loves being a dad more than anything, but has never told his son that he’s transgender and not his biological father. As another Father’s Day passes, Ryan imposes a deadline or a ‘Tell-by Date,' but it’s easier set than done!

  • Say U Will

    It's past midnight on New Year's Eve. Marcus, broke and new to town, catches a break when Ray picks him up at a warehouse party. But when the cops bust the party - and their otherwise casual encounter - each is pushed to try something new.

  • Be Right Back

    A bored shopkeeper casts her colorful customers in a series of escalating fantasies, until she can't take anymore.

  • The Thing

    There’s something missing in Tristan and Zooey’s relationship. Zooey has spent weeks planning a road trip to a mysterious roadside attraction known as ‘The Thing’ in the hopes that she and Tristan will reconnect. Both Tristan, a trans man, and his fluffy cat Steven struggle to find places to comf...

  • Taking Space with Rodney Evans & Elegance Bratton

    In this inaugural edition of Taking Space - the OutMuseum's new one-on-one conversation series featuring Black queer film professionals discussing their journeys in the industry - filmmakers Rodney Evans (Brother to Brother, Vision Portraits) and Elegance Bratton (Walk for Me, Pier Kids) chat abo...

  • Taking Space with Tre'vell Anderson & Valerie Complex

    In this second installment of Taking Space - the OutMuseum's new one-on-one conversation series featuring Black queer film professionals discussing their journeys in the industry - entertainment journalist Tre'vell Anderson (Xtra, FANTI Podcast) and film critic Valerie Complex (Deadline) talk abo...

  • Outfest House @ Sundance: PARTNERS IN WORK AND LOVE - A talk with AM I OK?

    PARTNERS IN WORK AND LOVE - A talk with the team from AM I OK? - co-presented by ReFrame, a project founded by the Sundance Institute and Women in Film. Premiering Monday, January 24th at 1pm PT.

    Sundance 2022 filmmakers and life partners Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne (AM I OK?) - along with...

  • Outfest House @ Sundance: WHAT ARE THE QUEER STORIES THAT NEED TO BE TOLD?

    FROM IDEA TO SCREEN: WHAT ARE THE QUEER STORIES THAT NEED TO BE TOLD? - presented in partnership with It Gets Better. Premiering Sunday, January 23rd.

    The It Gets Better Project has a mission to uplift, empower and connect LGBTQIA+ youth around the globe. One of the key ways in which we do that...

  • Outfest House @ Sundance: THE VISIBILITY QUESTION - A Framing Agnes Case Study

    THE VISIBILITY QUESTION - A Framing Agnes Case Study - co-presented by GLAAD, premiering Saturday, January 22nd at 1:30pm PT.

    In this age of steadily increasing onscreen trans stories and characters, the words “visibility" and "representation" have become buzzwords…but what do these really mean?...

  • Manifesting Change: Short Film Collection

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    New Year, new you. The month of January, for many, begins with resolutions of rebirth and renewal; a chance to slough off the negative for a fresh start. But this “change” doesn’t only need to come from changing ourselves. The protagonists in this collection of films manifest their change — in th...

  • Manifesting Change: Guided Meditation

    Throughout the year at our organization, Outfest Development Coordinator Patrick Ryan pilots our staff in mindfulness and meditative practice - and it's always a gift when he generously leads us in session. To begin the year by setting positive intentions and best mental health practices, Patrick...

  • Manifesting Change: Fusion 2021 - 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? As the world navigates the changing media landscape, questions of what gets covered and who has access to coverage are front and center as a new normal is defined. This discussion will add...

  • In Conversation: The team of Prime Video's "With Love"

    Join us for a conversation with team of Prime Video's With Love moderated by Dino-Ray Ramos. With Love is created, written and executive produced by Gloria Calderón Kellett. With Love is a premium, beautiful and diverse series that is full of light and love, perfect for the holidays. The episode ...

  • Chosen: Audio Storytelling

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    These are recorded pieces from trans comedians, poets, and storytellers on the topic of chosen family.

    Storytellers: féi hernandez, Julia Scotti, D'Lo

  • Chosen: An Acting Roundtable - Where We've Been, Where We're Going

    This roundtable discussion is an intergenerational conversation with trans actors looking at their history within the industry as well as what they hope to see comes next.

    Moderator: Alex Schmider (GLAAD)
    Panelists: Nava Mau (Genera+ion), Jazzmun Crayton (When We Rise, Proven Innocent) , Jen Ri...

  • Chosen: Queer House Roundtable - Focus on Transmasculinity in Film & Television

    The evolution of masculinity embodied by trans men and non-binary people is still absent from our screens. Listen as diverse storytellers dive deep into how their work provides a crucial perspective culture-makers are missing. Originally produced for Outfest's Queer House at Sundance 2021.

  • Positive Impact: Here and Now (Reimagined) - An Outfest & OUTWORDS Collaboration

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    Speak your truth. As this exhibit was crafted, the goal was to look at ways to address the current state of HIV/AIDS awareness, as well as provide an authentic look at the people for whom this is a daily conversation, not an annual one. With that in mind, we partnered with OUTWORDS an organizatio...

  • Positive Impact: Roundtable - It's a Sin & Evolving Depictions of HIV/AIDS on TV

    Russell Davies’ limited series returned to the early days of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the UK, crafting an energetic portrait that dealt in humor, heartbreak, and uncomfortable truths. Davies and his team discuss their work creating the look, feel, and characters of the 1980s, and are joined by The ...

  • OutSet: The Young Filmmakers Project

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    Outfest presents a collection of shorts from OutSet: The Young Filmmakers Program. OutSet, in partnership with the Los Angeles LGBT Center and now in its eighth year, was created to empower and educate LGBTQIA young people to tell their stories through film. Fellows between the ages of 16 and 24 ...

  • Ecstatic Affirmations: Films by Pat Rocco

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    Pioneering activist and filmmaker Pat Rocco (1934-2018) produced short-form gay erotica in the 1960s that was widely embraced by the gay community, and received positive reviews from the mainstream press, including Variety, the Los Angeles Times, and Playboy magazine. Rocco's prolific output of ...