Hollywood’s First LGBTQ Web Fest Returns for OWF 2017!

Based in Hollywood, California, our mission is to provide the opportunity for all LGBTQ content creators to connect with the global community and celebrate the progressive evolution of queercentric entertainment.

We showcase and highlight the best of contemporary and undiscovered LGBTQ actors, directors, and producers across the vast digital landscape. OUT Web Fest celebrates its 2nd annual event on May 6th and 7th, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. As Hollywood’s premier LGBTQ short-form digital festival, this uniquely diverse event brings together a global community of creators, producers, and viewers to engage in a series of programming that celebrates the cultural significance of this emerging and revolutionary medium.

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The inaugural festival will take place in Los Angeles on May 7th, 2016.


AFI Louis B. Mayer Library 2021 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027


Submissions are now closed - get your tickets now!

Showcasing unique voices and compelling stories of the LGBTQ community





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Stay tuned for our featured selections!

We priced our submission fees lower than many other festivals because we believe in allowing everyone the opportunity to be recognized.

  • Early

  • $20 Until 11/01
    • $20 Early Submission
    • Open on August 1st 2016
    • Closes November 1st 2016
    • Submit via FilmFreeWay

  • Submit Now
  • Regular

  • $30 Until 02/01
    • $30 Regular Submission
    • Open from November 2nd 2016
    • Closes February 1st 2017
    • Submit via FilmFreeWay

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  • Late

  • $40 Until 04/01
    • $40 Late Submission
    • Open from February 2nd 2017
    • Closes April 1st 2017
    • Submit via FilmFreeWay

  • Submit Now
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  • Really Late

  • $50 Until 04/15
    • $50 Really Late Submission
    • Open from April 2nd 2017
    • Closes April 15th 2017
    • Submit via FilmFreeWay

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OUT Web Fest recognizes brilliance across 6 categories

OUT Web Fest is dedicated to showcasing the unique voices and stories of the LGBTQ community as told through this dynamic and innovative storytelling medium. OUT Web Fest provides a global platform to champion and highlight queercentric stories and offers the opportunity for visibility, networking, and celebration of the LGBTQ community.

  • Vlogger / YouTuber

    Are you a vlogger? Do you have video content with a unique point of view that resonates with your audience? Send us your best, most popular or most celebrated vlog!

  • Pushing The Envelope

    Think you have something that pushes it to the next level in terms of story and/or format? We’re looking for avant-garde submissions that represent the future of directing, storytelling, eye-candy and more. Work can be an animated short, VFX, VR, shot entirely on mobile devices (e.g. iPhone, Android, etc.), photographic, or other digital/mixed medium.

  • Non-Fiction

    Any news, documentary, talk show, reality, or lifestyle pieces that relates to the LGBTQ community.

  • Drama

    Dramatic web series with a predominant LGBTQ-related plot, theme, character, or storyline.

  • Music Video

    Any original music video featuring an out LGBTQ musical artist.

  • Comedy

    Comedic web series with a predominant LGBTQ-related plot, theme, character, or storyline.

Festival Producers

Influencers and trailblazers in the media, legal, and tech industries have come together to bring this amazing opportunity to the LGBTQ community. Each Festival Producer brings their unique perspective and wealth of experience to the table and adds to the diversity that makes OUT Web Fest a one-of-a-kind event.

Damian Pelliccione
Festival Director
Wadooah Wali
Head of Programming
Alia J Daniels
Head of Business Affairs
Chris Rodriguez
Head of Operations
LaShawn McGhee
Head of Production
Ben Mason
Head of Advertising