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.

The 24th North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival has announced the winners of the 2019 Audience Awards.

 

BEST COMEDY FILM

THESE THEMS (Directed by Jett Garrison)

 

BEST DRAMA FILM

FROM ZERO TO I LOVE YOU (Directed by Doug Spearman)

 

BEST FOREIGN FILM

THE SHINY SHRIMPS (Co-directed by Maxime Govare and Cédric Le Gallo)

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH (Directed by David Charles Rodrigues)

 

2019 NCGLFF AUDIENCE AWARDS

The Audience Awards are a balloted award selected by the ticket-buyers who attended eligible screenings. Upon entry to the screening, ticket-buyers are handed a paper ballot upon which they are requested to “score” the film on a 1-10 sliding scale, where 1 is the lowest and 10 is the highest rating. Ballots are collected from boxes within the venue and counted by NCGLFF committee members. Films in respective categories which receive the highest cumulative score are announced as the winners. In cases of a “tie” the final scores must be within .1 per cent of each other. 
 

Schedule of Events

The North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) will become the OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival in 2020. OUTSOUTH is scheduled for September 11 & 12, 2020.
Tickets and Ten-Passes will go on sale by August 1, 2020. Tickets to individual film screenings are $10. 10-Passes, which enable guests to choose 10 film screenings, cost $85.

 

Films

 
 

Tickets

Please note there is a convenience fee for ordering tickets online or over the phone. 
Fees vary based on ticket type and purchase method. 
 

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.

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Corporate Sponsors

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 

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Individual Donors 

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…

Donors of $1,000 or more will receive benefits in other levels PLUS:
$815 of your donation is tax deductible
➢ A total of twenty Festival ticket vouchers
➢ Two GLFF collectible T-shirts
➢ Admission for an additional two guests (total of four) to the VIP Reception, Filmmakers Brunch, and Filmmakers Party 
➢ Four parking vouchers 
➢ Ticketing assistance so you don’t have to come to Theatre to exchange vouchers  
 
Donors of $500 or more will receive benefits at the lower level PLUS:
$450 of your donation is tax deductible
➢ Early entry to films
➢ A total of four Festival ticket vouchers
➢ Admission for two to the Filmmakers Brunch
➢ Admission for two to the VIP Reception.
 
Donors of $250 or more will receive the following benefits:
$220 of your donation is tax deductible
➢ Two official 2018 NCGLFF Lanyards/Badges identifying you as a Festival donor
➢ Recognition in the 2018 NCGLFF Program Book
➢ Two Festival ticket vouchers
➢ NCGLFF gift bag of swag
➢ Admission for two to the Filmmakers Party

Business Partners 

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."

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