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 2020 for the first Virtual Edition of OUTshine. August 20 - 30. https://outshinefilm.com



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Review: 'The Sound Of Identity' Goes Backstage for a Dramatic Premiere

Review: 'The Sound Of Identity' Goes Backstage for a Dramatic Premiere

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Aug 26
This exhilarating documentary relates how the U.S. premiere of trans opera singer Lucia Lucas stole everyone's heart.

Review: 'Sex' Treats Youthful Desire Honestly

Review: 'Sex' Treats Youthful Desire Honestly

MOVIES | By Noe Kamelamela | Aug 24
In "Sex," twenty-something Cathrine struggles to communicate with her boyfriend Simon, while lusting after her coworker Selma.

Review: 'Nowhere' a Compassionate Look at Gay Immigration Issues

Review: 'Nowhere' a Compassionate Look at Gay Immigration Issues

MOVIES | By Megan Kearns | Aug 24
David Salazar and Francisco Salazar's film compassionately highlights the intersection of immigration and being gay, through the lens of a gay Latino couple.

Review: Energetic and Refreshing, 'A Worm in the Heart' Will Shake You Out of Your Comfort Zone

Review: Energetic and Refreshing, 'A Worm in the Heart' Will Shake You Out of Your Comfort Zone

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Aug 21
A fresh set of young eyes on the old problem of the plight of the LGBTQ community in Russia.

OUTshine ONline: LGBTQ Film Fest Goes Virtual

OUTshine ONline: LGBTQ Film Fest Goes Virtual

MOVIES | By Frank J. Avella | Aug 20
Are you a Floridian seeking new ways to occupy your time during this pandemic? Why not binge on some wonderful queer content via the all-new virtual Miami Edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival?

Review: Triumphant, Sensitive 'Valentina' a Trans Coming of Age Story

Review: Triumphant, Sensitive 'Valentina' a Trans Coming of Age Story

MOVIES | By Megan Kearns | Aug 20
This triumphant film, starring trans actress Thiessa Woinbackk, shows the struggles young trans people face while championing transgender rights.

Review: 'Transformistas' Captures Joy, Elation

Review: 'Transformistas' Captures Joy, Elation

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Aug 20
A wonderfully engaging documentary about the pioneer drag queens of Santa Clara, Cuba.

Review: 'First Blush' Gets to the Heart(s) of a Poly Relationship

Review: 'First Blush' Gets to the Heart(s) of a Poly Relationship

MOVIES | By Noe Kamelamela | Aug 18
Nena and her husband Drew decide to open up their marriage after Nena meets Olivia and they attempt to be happy together, all three of them.

Review: 'My Father Marianne' A Gentle Comedy

Review: 'My Father Marianne' A Gentle Comedy

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Aug 17
A Swedish dramedy about a very unusual father/daughter relationship.

Review: 'Stage Mother" is a Frothy Crowd-Pleaser

Review: 'Stage Mother" is a Frothy Crowd-Pleaser

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Aug 14
Two-time Academy Award Nominee Jacki Weaver steals this delightful, campy comedy, and is a sheer joy to watch.

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