OUTshine Film Festival

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Date(s) - Thursday, October 14, 2021 - Sunday, October 24, 2021
All Day


The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival started in 1998; the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in 2008. Both were brought together under one brand: OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival – underscoring our broad appeal and dynamic multi-cultural location. Critically and internationally acclaimed, it serves as a platform for numerous premiers and is the largest LGBT cultural arts event in South Florida.

Outshine is everything you want in a film festival… inviting, glowing, and eclipsing all others before it. Our mission is to inspire, entertain, and educate; encouraging a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video, and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the LGBTQ+ experience.

OUTrageous. OUTspoken. And OUTstanding in what we deliver. Join us in 2021 for the Virtual Miami Edition of OUTshine. April 22nd – May 2nd, 2021.

OUTshine is an all year cultural arts event with monthly screenings, sneak-peeks of upcoming films, and our Oscar Simulcast Gala–OUTshine’s Big Night OUT, Sunday, February 9th, 2020 with all proceeds benefiting our SHINE Initiative.

SHINE (Student Honoring Inclusion, Narrative, & Education) is in the early steps of development with the goal of bringing age appropriate LGBTQ+ film with curriculum to the school system to promote dialogue about the LGBTQ+ experience.

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