The OUTshine Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary season in Fort Lauderdale this year with over 50 films, a red carpet and celebrity studded opening night, a week of parties, and exclusive panel discussions with up-and-coming directors, producers, and film talent from the LGBTQ community.
The film festival’s 10th anniversary season will kick off on October 18th, 2018 with the Opening Night documentary film, “Studio 54”, which highlights nightlife entrepreneurs Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell as they recount the story of how they created one of the greatest clubs of all time. The film will be followed by the opening night party at a stunning private waterfront residence in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
“10 years is a milestone anniversary, and we’re very excited to be part of the cultural landscape in Fort Lauderdale. We’ve been growing steadily every year, and have extended the film festival by an additional day to be able to bring in more award-winning films and accommodate more attendees.” says Victor Gimenez, Executive Director of the OUTshine Film Festival.
The OUTshine Film Festival’s 10th anniversary season will include over 50 films, with 34 feature length films and 17 shorts, multiple panel discussions with filmmakers and talent, and nightly parties and events throughout the 8 day festival.
“Greater Fort Lauderdale has always been a hub for creativity, and we’re excited to see the OUTshine Film Festival continue to thrive in our destination. Greater Fort Lauderdale offers both the LGBT+ and the Ally community, a place where they can come together, share experiences, and enjoy award-winning films with their friends and peers.” says Noelle Stevenson, Vice President Film, Music, Fashion & Create at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.
“This year, we’ll kick off the festival with a private filmmaker’s soiree at the “Manor Mansion” estate, featuring DJ Tracy Young, hosted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale’s CVB film, music, fashion & create division.”
Attendees can find a full schedule of films at http://outshinefilm.com/films/program, along with links to purchase tickets. A full schedule of parties and special events can be found herehttp://outshinefilm.com/events.
About OUTshine Film Festival
The OUTshine LGBT Film Festival is a bi-annual film festival with a mission to inspire, entertain, and educate the public and encourage a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.