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 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.

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 Sponsors

Thank You To Our Committee Members

OUTSOUTH Programming Board

Mark Ambrose
Dustin Britt
Jermanni Cooper
Debra Billeux Hawkins
Brian Johnson
Marc Lee
Joylynn Miller
Chuck Wheeler


OUTSOUTH Programming Jury

Laurie Amagan
Reymundo Garcia
John Gebhardt
Tracy Holt
Stephen Lee
Shawn Long
Mikki Marvel
Keith McCormick
Kim McHugh
Paul Neebe
David Young Oh
Melissa Scherer
Mary Thorn
Kaye Vassey
Bob Winstead


OUTSOUTH Social Media Committee

Ronnie Rozbox
Chuck Wheeler


OUTSOUTH Audience Services Committee
Jim Manchester
Carl Paterson
LeJune Perrin
Linda Warren