Out On Film, Atlanta's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Film Festival, is one of the leading LGBT film festivals in the United States. In 2018, we will hold our 31st annual film festival! Each year, we showcase 75-100 films - narratives, documentaries, short films. We show everything from international fare to local programming to retrospectives. We also place a big premium on working with filmmakers. Our visiting filmmaker series is one of the most respected in the industry.
Last year was our biggest year ever. We screened 124 films

We offer Audience Awards for Best Overall Feature, Best Documentary, Best Men's Film, Best Women's Film, Best Trans-Themed Feature, Best Comedy, Best Men's Themed Short Film, Best Women's Themed Short Film and Best Foreign Film

We offer Jury Awards for Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Foreign Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best First Film and Best Ensemble.

1- Submit online via FilmFreeway.
2- DVD screeners must have Film Title, Running Time, and Contact Info on it.
3 - If your work is accepted, you will be notiļ¬ed by August 14, 2018. An exhibition tape or print is required by September 7, 2018.
4- Shipment of exhibition materials to the festival must be paid by the applicant. Return shipment of exhibition materials will be paid by the festival.
5- Due to the large number of entries, we cannot return preview screeners.
6- Films that we screen need to be Atlanta premieres. Under very few exceptions will we shown a film that has already screened locally.

Overall Rating
  • Carlos Ruano

    A very good festival. The staff made us feel at home. Thanks for the selection!

    November 2017
  • Adam Stephenson

    I was unfortunately unable to make the timing of attending this festival work out. It is a lengthy-festival running across a little more than a week with screenings and events. That makes it a little difficult to attend the entirety of it but the lineup did look pretty stellar. I would recommend submitting and hope to do so again in the future.

    October 2017
  • Thank you , Thank you, Thank you for your selection !

    October 2017
  • Anthony Newsome-Bawn

    It was great and enjoyed the festival and organization.

    November 2016
  • Max Cole

    Good communication and very appreciative to have my film accepted to this festival.

    October 2016