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OutFest Los Angeles returned in 2021 with a blended programme of in-person events and online screenings, bringing you some of the best of LGBTQ+ cinema from all over the world.

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Just as the Earth is, our inner selves are made up of many layers that make up our identity and tell the story of our existence.
Nine-year-old Johnny sends his spirit into his babysitter Melanie and gets to be a woman for a day.
The Novice
The Novice
A queer college freshman who joins her university’s rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it to the top varsity boat, no matter the cost.
Invisible: Gay Women In Southern Music
Invisible: Gay Women In Southern Music
This documentary explores a group of gay women songwriters who have successfully navigated the male dominated country music genre and have written number one hits for some of country music's greatest stars.
Lady Buds
Lady Buds
The story of six women who come out of the shadows of the cannabis underground to enter the new commercial industry in California.
Boy Meets Boy
Boy Meets Boy
A brief encounter in a Berlin nightclub changes the course of two lives.
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
A teenager overcomes prejudice to fulfil his ambition of becoming a drag queen.
When Molly moves into her new apartment after a tragic accident, a strange noise from upstairs begins to unnerve her. As its intensity grows, she confronts her neighbours – but no one seems to hear what she is hearing.
We Need To Do Something
We Need To Do Something
Trapped inside their bathroom for days after a tornado ravages their home, a family of four struggles to keep their composure. That’s nothing, however, compared to what’s coming for them beyond the bathroom’s walls.
Potato Dreams Of America
Potato Dreams Of America
A true story about a gay boy growing up in the collapsing USSR, his courageous mail-order bride mother, and their adventurous escape to Seattle in the Nineties.
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Outfest Los Angeles Features

All or nothing
Lauren Hadaway on obsession, self harm and shooting The Novice
Raising their voices
TJ Parsell on Nashville, misogyny and Invisible: Gay Women In Southern Music
Bowled over
Lyle Kash on creating new narratives and making Death And Bowling
At close quarters
Sierra McCormick on pandemic filmmaking and We Need To Do Something
First contact
Brielle Brilliant on forming connections, becoming more free, and Firstness
Five must-see films at OutFest LA
LGBTQ+ films breaking the mould
Three's company
Marion Hill on queer identity, polyamory and Ma Belle, My Beauty
A natural thing
Park Kun-young on A Distant Place and the ongoing struggle for acceptance in South Korea
Between two women
Mari Walker, Pooya Mohseni and Lynn Chen discuss getting real in See You Then

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