Though this is the 4th year for our Film Festival, however over the last decade, the convention has been offering a fun welcoming place for queer geeks to gather.
Four 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 fourth film festival and we plan to make more memorable than the first three.

This year we have an exciting announcement!
After the festival ends and the winners are announced those films will have a special screening in the historic Plaza Theater in Atlanta Georgia!

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 OutlantaCon Film Festival determined by the Convention Program Director.

Overall Rating
  • Excelente festival organization and realization.

    July 2018
  • Gopal Shivakoti

    My short documentary "Pinky Gurung" was selected and screened, unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend the festival. However, the communication was great and I was very pleased to be part of the official selection. Thank you so much!

    June 2018
  • Rocket Ear

    Thanks for showing my film (and the audience choice award!). Really great communication from the staff.

    May 2018
  • David Cave

    Happy to have had my work included in the 2018 Official Selection and will definitely be submitting future projects to this awesome festival! Thank you OSFF for super communication and keep up the great work!

    May 2018
  • Jason Seelmann

    Although we were not able to attend, the communication and hospitality felt leading up to the event was awesome. Thank you so much to the organizers and audience of the event!

    May 2018