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 22st 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.
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.
Board of Directors and Staff are listed under Festival Team
OUTshine Film Festival
6360 NE 4th Court
Miami, FL 33138