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 to become The MiFo LGBT Film Festival in 2015, with a seasonal event serving each city. Critically and internationally acclaimed, it serves as a platform for numerous premiers and is the largest LGBT cultural arts event in South Florida.
Because of its increasing popularity and success, MiFo has been rechristened to the OUTSHINE Film Festival, underscoring its brightness, broad appeal and dynamic multi-cultural location. 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 gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience.
OUTrageous. OUTspoken. And OUTstanding in what we deliver. Join us in 2018 for our 10th Annual Fort Lauderdale Edition, October 18-28 and in 2019 for our 21st Annual Miami Edition, April 18-28.
OUTshine Film Festival is a d/b/a of the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit.