IT'S TIME TO OUTSHINE
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 2020 for our 22nd Annual Miami Edition, April 16-26 and 12th Annual Fort Lauderdale Edition, October 8-18.
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.
OUTshine Film Festival is a d/b/a of the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit.