DIRECTV is proud to announce today’s launch of Outfest Online, which gives free nationwide access to official selections from the Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival – the nation’s leading LGBT film festival (no satellite or cable subscription required).
Featuring a special collection of more than 60 LGBT shorts, documentaries and feature length films from Outfest past and present, Outfest Online is available for streaming on computers and tablets starting TODAY, July 9, 2015 to coincide with the start of the 2015 festival, and will be available through the end of the year. New content will continually be added.
Download the app on Google Play or iTunes (coming soon), or visit www.outfestonline.com today and be a part of the festival anytime and from anywhere in the United States. A full lineup of films is available on the website.
“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.”
Films participating in Outfest Online include selections such as Tomorrow, The Heroes of Evil, Tomgirl, Gideon’s Cross, Maybe Next Season, The First Date, Gay Over, BrocKINGton, The Friend from Tel Aviv, No Boundaries, More of Last Night, Café au Lait, Transfigure, Contribution of a Verse, Caged, Elise, Cherry Waves, Rubber Duckie, A Bitter Pill, Eargasm, and more. See the full lineup of films at www.outfestonline.com and check back regularly for additional films.
Outfest – the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen – also launches today, July 9, and runs through July 19. For more information and for a complete listing of films, log on to www.outfest.org/fest2015.
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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.