About Us

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 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.

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
6360 NE 4th Court
Miami, FL 33138