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Outfest is an LGBT-oriented film showcase and festival in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1982 as the "Gay and Lesbian Media Festival and Conference," the name was changed to Outfest in 1994.
- Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – The oldest continuous film festival in Los Angeles.
- Outfest Wednesdays – An LGBT weekly screening series.
- Fusion: The Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival – A multi-racial, gender-inclusive People of Color film festival.
- Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation – The first film preservation program in the world dedicated to saving and protecting LGBT films.
- Access LA – Forging connections between filmmakers and established industry professionals.
- Outfest Screenwriting Lab – A program for emerging screenwriters.
Outfest gives annual "Outie" awards in 16 categories. Awards are given by grand juries, festival audiences and the Program Committees. Jury awards are given for: US Narrative Feature; Screenwriting; Actor in a Feature Film; Actress in a Feature Film; International Feature; Documentary Feature. Audience awards are given for: First Narrative Feature; Narrative Feature; Lesbian Narrative Feature; Documentary Feature; Narrative Short Film; Documentary Short Film; Soundtrack. Programs awards are given for: Freedom Award; Outstanding Emerging Talent; Outstanding Artistic Achievement. Outfest also presents the Outfest Achievement Award, the Outfest Honors, the Outfest Screenwriting Lab Award and the Screen Idol Award.
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