WE ARE A GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL AND THEREFORE ALL OF THE FILMS SUBMITTED MUST HAVE CONTENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE THEME.
OUTshine is South Florida's premiere showcase for LGBTQ+ films producing a large scale festival in Miami (April) and Fort Lauderdale (October).
OUTshine - Fort Lauderdale, is a critically acclaimed event, based in the world-renowned South Florida city of Fort Lauderdale.
The 13th Fort Lauderdale festival will take place from October 7 - 17, 2021. WE ARE HOPING THAT WE ARE ABLE TO CREATE A HYBRID EVENT WITH MOST FILMS BEING IN-PERSON, BUT A VIRTUAL COMPONENT WILL STILL EXIST.
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 Premieres.
CASH PRIZE OF $1,000 FOR WINNERS OF AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE, BEST DOCUMENTARY AND BEST SHORT WILL BE AWARDED TE CASH PRIZE. A COMPLETE LIST OF AWARDS ARE BELOW:
Best Full Length Feature: Audience Favorite Selection ($1,000 CASH PRIZE)
Runner-Up Best Full Length Feature: Audience Favorite Selection
Best Documentary: Audience Favorite Selection ($1,000 CASH PRIZE)
Runner-Up Best Documentary: Audience Favorite Selection
Best Short: Audience Favorite Selection ($1,000 CASH PRIZE)
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
Programmers Award For Excellence
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE A LGBTQI+ FESTIVAL AND THEREFORE ALL FILMS MUST FIT THAT NICHE
ALL FILMS MUST BE PRODUCED IN 2020 AND 2021. NO FILMS PRODUCED PRIOR WILL BE ELIGIBLE
WE ONY ACCEPT FINISHED FILMS OR FILMS THAT WILL BE FINISHED AT TIME OF FESTIVAL.
NO SCRIPTS PLEASE!
ONLINE LINKS ONLY!
OUTshine only accepts online screener submissions. Please send Vimeo links, dropbox, secure youtube or other on-line links to email@example.com.
Physical screeners that are sent to the office will not be accepted, reviewed or returned.
Once we receive your link we will check FilmFreeway to ensure all of the submission process has been fulfilled.
Films must not be currently or prior to the end of the festival, be available on VOD/SVOD/DVD, TV, On-Line, or theatrical released in South Florida