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2020's festival was virtual, hosted on OutFest Now, but it still included an extensive selection of films. 70% of those were directed by women, trans people or people of colour, reflecting the festival directors' commitment to showcasing a wide diversity of stories.

The festival runs from 20 to 30 August.

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Minyan
Minyan
New York in the 1980s. Seventeen-year-old David, who is tentatively beginning to express his homosexuality in the East Village gay scene, gradually starts to question the strict rules of his Jewish community.
Shiva Baby
Shiva Baby
A college student's day takes an unexpected turn when her sugar daddy arrives at the shiva she's attending with his accomplished wife and crying baby.
Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt)
Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt)
In this romcom, Ellie’s dead aunt has the perfect dating advice for her. But will she listen to it?
Two Of Us
Two Of Us
Two retired women, who have been in a secret relationship for decades, find their relationship turned upside down when the truth begins to come out.
Tahara
Tahara
A queer, coming of age drama set in Rochester, NY about an anxious teen girl who is manipulated into a romantic encounter with her best friend during the funeral service of their former Hebrew school classmate.
Cicada
Cicada
A young man is forced to face past traumas when he embarks on a new relationship.
Breaking Fast
Breaking Fast
Mo, a practising Muslim living in West Hollywood, is learning to navigate life post heartbreak. Enter Kal, an All-American guy who surprises Mo by offering to break fast with him during the holy month of Ramadan.
T11 Incomplete
T11 Incomplete
Past mistakes haunt the present and threaten a new love affair between an older woman and her patient.
Bloodsisters: Leather, Dykes And Sadomasochism
Bloodsisters: Leather, Dykes And Sadomasochism
Eight self-described leather dykes discuss queer politics, power and self-determination.
S.A.M.
S.A.M.
Two teenage boys from opposite side of the tracks meet at the swings each week to escape their dysfunctional homes.
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Outfest Los Angeles Features

Fair and square
Olivia Peace on teenage friendships and Tahara
Back on the trail
Anna Kerrigan on depicting mental illness and creating backstories for Cowboys
Montana story
Anna Kerrigan on gender, casting and locations in Cowboys
Secrets you know
Barbara Sukowa and Filippo Meneghetti on Two Of Us
Hiding and seeking
Filippo Meneghetti on Two Of Us and working with Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier
A flavour of happiness
Mike Mosallam on love, food, Superman and Breaking Fast
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