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 2024 Title Sponsor


Thank You To Our 2024 Sponsors

Thank You To Our Committee Members


2024 OUTSOUTH Programming Committee

Festival Manager, Chuck Wheeler

Mark Ambrose
Dustin Britt
Réymundo Garcia
Debra Billeux Hawkins
Caitlin Herguth
Tracy Holt
Brian Johnson
Stephen Lee
Dave McDonald
Kim McHugh
Joylynn Miller
Paul Neebe
Le June Perrin
Melissa Scherer
Carrie Varnedore


Social Media Committee

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



INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $15 (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.