OUTshine Film Festival is South Florida's premiere showcase for LGBTQ+ films producing a large scale festival in Miami (April) and Fort Lauderdale (October)
OUTshine - Miami Edition, is a critically acclaimed event, based in the world-renowned South Florida city of Miami.
The 25th edition of OUTshine - Miami will take place from April 20 - 30, 2023.
OUTshine is committed to its mission: To inspire, entertain and educate the public, encourage 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.
The festival has grown from a 3-day event in which 25 films were presented to the current format of 10 days with 65+ films. OUTshine is an internationally acclaimed event serving as a platform for numerous World Premiers, North American Premiers and East Coast Premiers. Special emphasis on highlighting and premiering the best pin GLBT Spanish language films.
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.
OUTshine Film Festival is a d/b/a of the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit.
Best Full Length Feature: Audience Favorite Selection
Runner-Up Best Full Length Feature: Audience Favorite Selection
Best Documentary: Audience Favorite Selection
Runner-Up Best Documentary: Audience Favorite Selection
Best Short: Audience Favorite Selection
Runner-Up Best Short: Audience Favorite Selection
Best Full Length Feature: Jury Selection
Runner-Up Best Full Length Feature: Jury Selection
Best Documentary: Jury Selection
Runner-Up Best Documentary: Jury Selection
Best Short: Jury Selection
Runner-Up Best Short: Jury Selection
ONLINE LINKS ONLY!
OUTshine only accepts on-line screener submissions via FilmFreeway and preferably with a Vimeo link.
Only films completed after January 1, 2022 will be eligible, unless used a retrospective or classic.
To be eligible for the festival, a film must NOT have had a theatrical run in South Florida.
NEW RULE: A film being released on VOD/DVD or otherwise available on-line will be considered on a case by case basis, but will no longer be an automatically disqualified, but the film must meet all the other rules for inclusion.
Once we receive your link we will check FilmFreeway to ensure all of the submission process has been fulfilled.