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 2019, we will hold our 32nd 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.
2018 was our biggest year ever. We screened 128 films and had a staged reading as well.

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.

We will also offer a prize for Best Local Film

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, 2019. An exhibition tape or print is required by September 9, 2019.
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
  • Thais Andrade

    Unfortunately, we couldn't attend the festival, but we intend to attend it in the future. Communication was great, we felt welcome and thrilled to be part of this festival. Thank you, Out On Film!

    November 2018
  • Jeffrey James Keyes

    We had an excellent experience with Out on Film - Jim and Ed were outstanding and we were thrilled to be part of the event. Thank you for including Uniform in your lineup!

    October 2018
  • Kevin McCarthy

    Out on film was a fantastic experience. The organizers were solicitous and engaging. There were ample opportunity to meet other filmmakers, and sponsors, and have meaningful conversations with them.

    October 2018
  • We LOVED Out On Film! It was the first LGBT Festival our movie played, and could not have asked for more welcoming and responsive audience. Thanks to Jim, Craig, and the rest of the team and volunteers.

    October 2018
  • Claudia Carino

    Communication was great! Wasn't able to attend but felt very excited to be included!

    October 2018