About Us

It's time to OUTshine

The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival started in 1998; the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in 2008. Both were brought together under one brand to become The MiFo LGBT Film Festival in 2015, with a seasonal event serving each city. Critically and internationally acclaimed, it serves as a platform for numerous premiers and is the largest LGBT cultural arts event in South Florida.

Because of its increasing popularity and success, MiFo has been rechristened to the OUTSHINE Film Festival, underscoring its brightness, broad appeal and dynamic multi-cultural location. Outshine is everything you want in a film festival... inviting, glowing, and eclipsing all others before it. Our mission is to inspire, entertain, and educate; encouraging a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video, and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience.

OUTrageous. OUTspoken. And OUTstanding in what we deliver. Join us in 2018 for our Miami Edition, April 20 - 29, 2018 and our Fort Lauderdale Edition, October 12 - 21, 2018.

OUTshine Film Festival is a d/b/a of the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit.

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services of Florida by calling toll-free within the state to 1-800-HELP-FLA(435-7352) or by visiting www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State.

You can download our IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter here, and our tax-exempt certificate here.

Board of Directors and Staff are listed under Festival Team

Contact Us

OUTshine Film Festival
6360 NE 4th Court
Miami, FL 33138
(305)751-6305
operations@outshinefilm.com