OFFICIAL SELECTIONS FROM OUTFEST LOS ANGELES LGBT FILM FESTIVAL AVAILABLE TO STREAM ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.
DIRECTV is proud to present Outfest Online, which gives nationwide access to official selections from the Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival – the nation’s leading LGBT film festival. Featuring a special collection of LGBT shorts, documentaries and feature length films from Outfest past and present, Outfest Online will be available for streaming on computers, phones and tablets starting on July 9, 2015 to coincide with the start of the 2015 festival. Download the app or visit www.outfestonline.com to be a part of the festival anytime and from anywhere in the United States.
“Outfest Los Angeles, which attracts audiences exceeding 40,000 annually, delivers creative, diverse and innovative films,” said Dan Ferguson, senior director, Marketing, DIRECTV. “As a proud supporter of the LGBT community, and a sponsor of Outfest Los Angeles festival for the past several
years, DIRECTV is excited to take this next step, and help expand the reach of these films beyond traditional festival attendees.”
“The films showcased at Outfest Los Angeles increase LGBT visibility; sharing them strengthens understanding, and in turn, creates meaningful change,” said Christopher Racster, Interim Executive Director, Outfest. “Outfest is an irreplaceable launch pad making sure that our storytellers are supported and with the help of partners such as DIRECTV, assuring that their work reaches around the world.”
Outfest – the Los Angeles–based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen – recently announced the complete programming lineup for 2015 being held July 9 – July 19. For more information and for a complete listing of films in 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, log on to www.outfest.org/fest2015 or call 213-480-7065.
Films participating in Outfest Online include selections such as The Heroes of Evil, Tomgirl, Gideon’s Cross, Maybe Next Season, The First Date, Caged, Gay Over, The BrocKINGton, No Boundaries, Tomorrow, Noah and Anya, Calavera, Elise, and more. The full lineup of films will be available on www.outfestonline.com.
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Founded by UCLA students in 1982, Outfest is the world’s leading organization that promotes equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBT stories on the screen. Outfest builds community by connecting diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBT lives. Over the past three decades, Outfest has showcased thousands of films from around the world, educated and mentored hundreds of emerging filmmakers, and protected more than 35,000 LGBT films and videos. Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival is 11 days of world-class films, panels, and parties.