After 25 fabulous years OUTrageous Santa Barbara LGBT Film Festival is going on hiatus. This means that unfortunately there will not be any festival in 2017. We're looking into ways to stay active in the future and hopefully are not going away forever, but for now we're taking a break. Keep an eye on this page for any updates and please reach out to us on Facebook if you have any ideas or would like to volunteer in some way. Thanks!


OUTrageous provides a diverse selection of films that entertain, challenge, and educate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered communities. OUTrageous also provides filmmakers with opportunities to screen their work that might not otherwise be seen locally.

Since 1991, the Santa Barbara Lesbian & Gay Film Festival has been providing a spectrum of films and videos for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Our desire to represent the diversity of our community in film and video has resulted in a new name: OUTrageous: The Santa Barbara Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Film Festival.

ONLINE SCREENERS ONLY- Please include a link and password (if needed) to view your film online. Links can also be e-mailed to info@outrageousfilmfestival.org Links will only be used by programming committee and will not be shared or used for exhibition without filmmakers express permission.

DVDs in NTSC ONLY can be sent for preview in addition to an online screener.

Preview DVDs should be labeled with the title, running time, and contact information (name, phone, and/or email).

Works submitted in languages other than English must be formatted with English subtitles.

Works-in-progress and rough cuts can be submitted by the deadline, but only if an exhibition copy will be ready by September, 2016.

If your film is selected, please be prepared to submit a digital still file as soon as possible.

You will be notified of the committee's final decision on or around October 16th, 2016

Filmmakers in Santa Barbara county are eligible for fee waivers if requested.

While we would like to provide submission fee waivers to as many filmmakers as possible we are generally unable to at this time. We are a small, volunteer-run organization that depends on income from sources like submission fees to survive. You are always free to request a waiver or discount for special circumstances, but please be aware that will most likely be unable to provide one. Thank you for your understanding.

Participation in the OUTrageous Film Festival implies acceptance of the Rules and Regulations by producers and their agents.


I ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY for the accuracy of the information supplied in this application and I authorize the Festival to reproduce company contact information in its publications exactly as supplied below. The OUTrageous Film Festival collects personal information supplied in the application solely to facilitate management and administration of its activities and responsibilities as it relates to the film being submitted. By supplying this personal information you consent to its use.

Permission for film clips not exceeding three minutes in length to be used for promotional purposes on television, radio programmes and the Internet is granted upon entry unless otherwise stated.

The person who has completed this entry form has READ and AGREES TO ABIDE BY all regulations and statements provided with this form.