OUTshine Film Festival

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OUTshine Film Festival

Apr 16 - 26, 2020

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By: Gino R. Campodonico | February 14, 2020

Cinephiles, rejoice! The 22nd annual edition of Miami’s OUTshine LGBTQ Film Festival will be back for 10 days, spotlighting the best of LGBTQ cinema from around the world. Taking place April 16-26, 2020, the festival will once again present more than 80 full-length features, short films and documentaries at the Regal South Beach on Lincoln Road and The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater in Overtown.

Critically and internationally acclaimed, OUTshine serves as a platform for countless premieres and is the largest LGBTQ cultural arts event in South Florida. The mission of the festival is to inspire, entertain and educate, encouraging a sense of community through culturally diverse films that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the LGBTQ experience.

Year after year, OUTshine delivers a festival that is OUTrageous, OUTspoken and OUTstanding. The 2020 edition is poised to keep this momentum with offerings ranging from comedies to dramas and everything in between, so there’s sure to be something for everyone. Looking for recommendations? OUTshine’s executive director, Victor Gimenez, says, “Films to look out for are The Capote Tapes about Truman Capote, House of Cardin and all the intrigue of the famous fashion house, as well as many incredible films from around the world, including El Principe (Chile) and Tu Me Manques (Bolivia).” The full 2020 program will be announced soon.

“We always try to do different events where people watch the movie and then go to the party afterward to continue the conversation about the movie they just saw and hopefully meet somebody new that was in the same theater to talk about it,” adds Gimenez.

In addition to an amazing lineup of films, OUTshine also hosts an eclectic number of special events and parties to complement the movies. Marquee events include the Opening Night Film and Party at the Lyric Theatre in Overtown (April 16); the Ladies' Spotlight Film and Party (April 18); the Centerpiece Film and Party (April 22); the Men's Spotlight Film and Party (April 25); and the Closing Night Film and Awards Party (April 26) at the Miami Theater Center (MTC) in Miami Shores. These events offer opportunities to meet and greet the stars, directors and producers, as well as Q&A sessions with many of the filmmakers after the screenings.

Festivalgoers coming from out of town or locals who want to indulge in a staycation during the festival are encouraged to keep an eye out for OUTshine’s travel packages.

The unwavering support from the LGBTQ community and its allies has made the OUTshine Film Festival an important cultural event in Miami and beyond. Aside from offering the best of the best in cinema, OUTshine also serves an inspiring purpose as it provides an opportunity for those who identify as LGBTQ to see themselves and their stories reflected on the big screen.

So this April, gather your friends, grab the popcorn, sit back and enjoy a movie – or two – at Miami’s OUTshine Film Festival.

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