OutSouth Queer Film Festival
About the Festival
As of March 1, 2020, OUTSOUTH is accepting film submissions for the 2020 festival through FilmFreeway.
Submit a film HERE. Shorts submission window closes May 8. Features submission window closes May 29.
The North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF: 1996-2019) was renamed as the OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival. The inaugural event is scheduled for September 11-12, 2020.
The OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival is the second largest queer, lesbian, gay and transgender film festival in the Southeast, attracting thousands of patrons to downtown Durham every August. 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. OUTSOUTH celebrates a worldwide glimpse of today's queer, lesbian, gay and transgender life, helps bring the community together and features entertaining and sophisticated films and filmmaking.
Schedule of Events
Be a Part of the Festival's Success
Each year our corporate sponsors, individual donors, local businesses and volunteers come together to make the OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival a celebrated home for queer film and filmmakers. Thanks to our supporters' time, energy and financial support, the festival has grown into a yearly commemoration of today’s queer community.
The Carolina Theatre would like to extend a special thanks to all of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to present the NCGLFF year after year. Exposure to thousands of audience members brings a host of benefits. If you are interested in being a 2020 sponsor or have questions, please email or call Carolina Theatre Development Manager Audrey Shore audrey [at] carolinatheatre [dot] org or (919) 560-3033.
2019 Festival Sponsors
Over the years, many friends of the Festival have supported our efforts while also receiving fun benefits! If you would like to join us this year, please return this form and payment.
INDIVIDUAL DONOR OPPORTUNITIES -- CONTRIBUTIONS OF ANY AMOUNT ARE APPRECIATED, AND…
Local businesses that want to show off their Durham pride can participate at more accessible levels of support with benefits and visibility to the thousands of Festival-goers. If you are interested in being a Business Partner in 2020 or have questions, please email or call Carolina Theatre Development Manager Audrey Shore audrey [at] carolinatheatre [dot] org or (919) 560-3033.
Volunteers Make The Difference
The Carolina Theatre could not present the OUTSOUTH Film Festival without the steadfast support of our volunteer committees and the volunteers that staff the festival each August.
To volunteer, please register to become a Durham Wayfinder, then sign up for the team "NC Gay & Lesbian Film Festival."