This year's festival is virtual, hosted on OutFest Now, but it still includes an extensive selection of films. 70% of these are 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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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.
Two teenage boys from opposite side of the tracks meet at the swings each week to escape their dysfunctional homes.
Troy and his young transgender son Joe are on the run from his conservative mother in the Montana wilderness, with a detective in hot pursuit.
The Twentieth Century
The Twentieth Century
A faux biopic that charts the roller coaster rise to power of famed Canadian Prime Minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King.
Any Day Now
Any Day Now
A gay couple fight for the right to look after a Down's Syndrome teenager.

Outfest Los Angeles Features

A flavour of happiness
Mike Mosallam on love, food, Superman and Breaking Fast

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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