About Us

It's time to OUTshine

The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival started in 1998; the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in 2008. Both were brought together under one brand: OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival - underscoring our broad appeal and dynamic multi-cultural location. Critically and internationally acclaimed, it serves as a platform for numerous premiers and is the largest LGBT cultural arts event in South Florida.

Outshine is everything you want in a film festival... inviting, glowing, and eclipsing all others before it. Our mission is to inspire, entertain, and educate; encouraging a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video, and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the LGBTQ+ experience.

OUTrageous. OUTspoken. And OUTstanding in what we deliver. Join us in 2023 for the Miami Edition of OUTshine. April 20 - 30, 2023 and the Fort Lauderdale Edition of OUTshine, October 19 - 29, 2023.

OUTshine is an all year cultural arts event with monthly screenings, sneak-peeks of upcoming films with both In-Person events and virtual screenings AT-HOME.

OUTshine Film Festival is a d/b/a of the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit.

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services of Florida by calling toll-free within the state to 1-800-HELP-FLA(435-7352) or by visiting www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State.

You can download our IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter here, and our tax-exempt certificate here.

Board of Directors and Staff are listed under Festival Team

Contact Us

OUTshine Film Festival
6360 NE 4th Court
Miami, FL 33138

Presenting Sponsors

Edge Media Network OUTshine Film Festival OUTshine Film Festival