Though this is the 3rd year for our Film Festival, Outlantacon will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2018. For the last decade, the convention has been offering a fun welcoming place for queer geeks to gather. Additionally we’ll have an extra element as Outlantacon will host Gaylaxicon, an international convention run by the Gaylactic Network.
Three years ago, with the growing local film industry we decided to reach out to filmmakers who share with us a common ground and help showcase their work. This will be our third film festival and we plan to make more memorable than the first two. Our audiences last year were receptive and engaged. We've included new panel discussions, filmmaker Q&A as well as guest speakers from the Atlanta Film community as well as abroad. You'll also find fun events all weekend long to attend between screenings.

In Our Image Productions llc presents: OutlantaCon Short Film Festival

While there is no specific type of film we are looking for our festival is geared towards the “Geek” and LGBTQIA community. The festival is for people who are not only coming to watch films but engage in discussion on issues relating to film, fandom and LGBTQIA issues around the globe. Visitors, on a lighter note, also have the possibility to meet convention guests and directors behind the films, engaging with known figures in our community who have been in attendance and participating in panel discussions.

If you are a filmmaker and would like to be a part of our film festival in Atlanta, Georgia then please submit your work for our consideration.

Outlantacon is an Atlanta-based event for the Queer Geek audience! You'll find all the usual convention fare here, the difference is that it all has a queer 'bent' to it. Here you can enjoy all the convention trappings in an atmosphere where you're free to be yourself! Let it not be said that this convention is just for LGBTQIA. There are straight people here and there are few more awesome ways to support equal rights than to attend a Convention with such interesting folks.

For the discounted room rate at our host hotel visit:

Best first film
Best Narrative Film
Best Documentary
Best Animated Short
Best Performance
Best Cinematography
Best Sound
Best Score
Best Director
Best Production Design
Best Student film

Audience Choice
In Our Image Award

1. We want you to save money wherever possible so electronic submissions are the best way to get your work to us. We must have a downloadable copy available if you are chosen to screen.
2. Clearly label any electronic submissions with your contact information.
3. Your application will not be eligible for review by our jury until payment of the application fee has been received.
4. If your submission is accepted by our jury, you will be asked to provide a downloadable version of your submission for inclusion in the Film Festival.
5. By submitting you agree to the following terms and conditions:
OutlantaCon and its representatives reserve the right to utilize any submitted materials for the purpose of promoting the OutlantaCon Film Festival. This includes but is not limited to video stills, video excerpts (up to 1 minute or official trailer), and biographical information provided by the applicant.
If your short film is accepted, you agree that your film can be screened at the 2018 OutlantaCon Film Festival determined by the Convention Program Director.

Overall Rating
  • Unfortunately unable to attend, but the organizers were very sweet and provided lots of information. Great queer film festival. :)

    June 2017
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    Olga and Andrii Andreiev

    Thank you for the wonderful festival! Were very happy to participate in it!

    May 2017
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    Pedro Jaen R.

    Very good festival! Interesting content. You help greatly to promote new films and authors.

    May 2017
  • Great bunch of folks. Great feedback and hard work. Loved it.

    May 2017
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    Giulio Ciancamerla

    Great Festival!
    I was sad to not attend the festival but I found myself intrigued by all of the movies that have been selected and their communication were very good!
    We won for best horror and were very honored, we really liked their positive approach!

    June 2016