Submit a Film

OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival is seeking new narrative and documentary feature films that have not yet been released (or planned to be released) on Netflix, DVD/Blu-ray, or other pay services prior to August 16th, the first day after the end of festival. (If your feature film is only available for purchase on your website but not on any other service such as Amazon, etc., it is indeed eligible.)

Short films that are available on YouTube, Vimeo or other streaming services are not eligible, although you can submit if you remove the link or make it “private/unlisted” until the fest is over.

Submissions start: March 1, 2024

Early Bird deadline: April 19, 2024

Shorts deadline: May 10, 2024

Features deadline: May 31, 2024

SUBMIT A FILM


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.

Festival History

Since beginning in 1995 as “A Salute to Pride” 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.

Festival Mission

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.


Thank You To Our 2023 Title Sponsor

 


Thank You To Our 2023 Sponsors

THE 28TH OUTSOUTH AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
STUDIO ONE FOREVER
Directed by Marc Saltarelli

 

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM
TWO LIVES IN PITTSBURGH
Directed by Brian Silverman

 

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM
BIG BOYS
Directed by Corey Sherman

Thank You To Our Committee Members

 

2023 OUTSOUTH Programming Committee

Programming Chair, Chuck Wheeler

Mark Ambrose
Dustin Britt
Jermanni Cooper
Rey Garcia
Debra Billieux Hawkins
Caitlin Herguth
Tracy Holt
Brian Johnson
Marc Lee
Stephen Lee
Kim McHugh
Joylynn Miller
Paul Neebe
Le June Perrin
Courtney Satterfield
Mel Scherer
Mary Thorn
Bob Winstead

 

Social Media Committee

Ronnie Rozbox, Co-Chair
Chuck Wheeler, Co-Chair

 

Audience Services Committee

Jim Manchester, Team Lead
Paul Cain
Anne Everitt
Carson Farley
Ron Miller
Carl Patterson
Linda Warren

 

Artist Hospitality Committee

Lisa Cordileone
Taylor Hensley
Caitlin Herguth
Tracy Holt
Andrea Horn
Brian Johnson
John McHugh
Kim McHugh
Mel Scherer
Chuck Wheeler
Bob Winstead

Over the past 28 years, OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival (formerly NCGLFF) has evolved to bring the best in LGBTQ+ films to North Carolina, featuring a diverse array of shorts, documentaries, and feature films that challenge perceptions and inspire action. The 2022 festival presented 124 independent films. As the 2nd largest LGBTQ+ film festival in the southeastern United States, OUTSOUTH is a vibrant and vital member of the downtown Durham and Triangle communities.


Thank You To Our 2023 Title Sponsor

 


Thank You To Our 2023 Sponsors

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $14 (plus taxes and fees)
Individual tickets are available for purchase online, in-person, or by calling the Carolina Theatre’s box office at (919) 560-3030. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

10-PASS: $120 (plus taxes and fees)
OUTSOUTH 10-Passes enable the pass-holder to see 10 film screenings. The 10-Pass is available in-person only at the Carolina Theatre’s box office. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.