About Us

It's time to OUTshine

The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival started in 1998; and 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 multicultural location. Critically and internationally acclaimed, it serves as a platform for numerous premiers and is the largest LGBTQ+ 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 2024 for the Miami Edition of OUTshine. April 18 - 28, 2024, and the Fort Lauderdale Edition of OUTshine, October 17 - 27, 2024.

OUTshine is a year-round cultural arts event that features monthly screenings, including our signature Cocktails & Cinemaâ„¢ series, and special sneak-peek events of upcoming films from our distributors. We also cater to all of Florida with our OUTshine At-Home programming throughout the year, which includes mini-virtual festivals that complement our in-person festival editions.

OUTshine Film Festival is a d/b/a of the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit.

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services of Florida by calling toll-free within the state to 1-800-HELP-FLA(435-7352) or by visiting www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State.

You can download our IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter here, and our tax-exempt certificate here.

Board of Directors and Staff are listed under Festival Team

Contact Us

OUTshine Film Festival
PO Box 530280
Miami, FL 33153-0280
United States

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