The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival started in 1998; the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in 2008. Both were brought together under one brand to become The MiFo LGBT Film Festival in 2015, with a seasonal event serving each city. Critically and internationally acclaimed, it serves as a platform for numerous premiers and is the largest LGBT cultural arts event in South Florida. Because of its increasing popularity and success, MiFo has been rechristened to the OUTSHINE Film Festival, underscoring its brightness, broad appeal and dynamic multi-cultural location. Outshine is everything you want in a film festival... inviting, glowing, and eclipsing all others before it. Our mission is to inspire, entertain, and educate; encouraging a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video, and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience. OUTrageous. OUTspoken. And OUTstanding in what we deliver. Join us in 2019 for our 21st Annual Miami Edition, April 18-28 and 11th Annual Fort Lauderdale Edition, October 10-20.



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Everybody Changes

Everybody Changes

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Oct 15
When Frederico decides dressing as a women is no longer enough for him, his decision to transition doesn't sit easily with his family or the small community they live in.

From Zero To I Love You

From Zero To I Love You

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Oct 15
When a gay man has a penchant for dating married straight men, he's usually asking for trouble; but Daryl Stephens spins a different take with this unmissable romance.

Carmen & Lola

Carmen & Lola

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Oct 14
Two teenage gypsy girls living in an ultra-conservative community fall in love, which could end very badly for them and their families.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Where Do We Go From Here?

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 14
Writer-director Anthony Meindl puts a human face — a group of human faces, actually — on the epidemic of gun violence that plagues the United States with this anthology film, in which three parallel stories unfold while historic tragedies loom.

Label Me

Label Me

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Oct 14
When a wealthy German gay man picks up a straight Syrian refugee to have sex, both men bite off more than they can chew.

Unsound

Unsound

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Oct 14
A disillusioned gay musician thinks a deaf transman may be who he's been looking for all along.

The Sympathy Card

The Sympathy Card

MOVIES | By Noe Kamelamela | Oct 9
When Emma gets a terminal cancer diagnosis, she asks her wife Josie to find a new partner to replace her as soon as possible.

HAM: A Musical Memoir

HAM: A Musical Memoir

MOVIES | By Rob Lester | Oct 9
His warts-and-all, somewhat self-congratulatory recollections go on (and on and on - more talk than singing). Within the narrated memory lane trip, Harris takes on roles of family, teacher, career-guiders, etc., and, eventually, his young son.

For They Know Not What They Do

For They Know Not What They Do

MOVIES | By Louise Adams | Oct 9
Daniel G. Karslake presents a poignant documentary look at the impact of conversion therapy and evangelical zealotry on four LGBTQ families.

Little Miss Westie

Little Miss Westie

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Oct 9
This touching tale is the story of how a Connecticut family dealt with the fact that both their children were transgender.

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