A Signature Event For Durham
About the Festival
The OutSouth Queer Film Festival is the second largest LGBTQ+ film festival in the Southeast, attracting thousands of patrons to downtown Durham every year since 1995.
Since beginning in 1995 as QFest and running from 1996-2019 as the North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival, this event has always featured a diverse array of shorts, documentaries and feature films. Discover Durham named this festival a Signature Event for Durham, the highest honor bestowed on a cultural event or attraction by the organization.
OutSouth Queer Film Festival celebrates a worldwide glimpse of today’s LGBTQ+ life, helps bring the community together and features entertaining and sophisticated films and filmmaking.
The OutSouth Queer Film Festival is no longer accepting submissions.
The Best in LGBTQ+ Filmmaking
The 26th OutSouth Queer Film Festival contains 25 programs
Your Passport To The Festival
Individual film tickets cost $12. Individual tickets will be available online ONLY.
All-Access Passes enable the pass-holder to see all 25 film programs for $100. All Access Passes will be available online ONLY.
Tickets and All Access Passes purchased online include additional fees and taxes.
Once films unlock on August 13, you’ll have until 11:59 pm (EST) on August 19 to start watching. Once you begin a film, you’ll have 10 days to finish watching.
No tickets or passes will be sold through the Carolina Theatre Box Office. This is a virtual festival.