Thursday, October 10
Celebrate diversity in film achievement with the 11th annual Fort Lauderdale Edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival, a bi-annual film festival designed to inspire, entertain, educate and encourage a sense of community through international and culturally diverse media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the LGBTQ+ experience. Presented by Gilead, Broward County, and Culture Builds Florida, this year’s hotly anticipated film festival will spotlight 33 stirring, contemplative, comedic and creative full-length features plus 18 inventive shorts from 13 countries, panel discussions with filmmakers and talent, and various parties and special events.
The festival kicks off on October 10 with the Southeast premiere of “Adam” and a Q&A with its star, Nicholas Alexander, at the Museum of Discovery & Science AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater. Directed by Rhys Ernst, this lively coming of age comedy of errors follows a young high-schooler (Alexander) as he navigates life, love and Brooklyn’s young LGBTQ+ community. An after-party with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment plus special recognition of community partners will take place at Stache.
WHEN: Thursday, October 10
5:30 p.m. – Filmmakers Soirée
7 p.m. – “Adam” Southeast Premiere
9 p.m. – Opening Night Party at Stache (109 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale)
WHERE: Museum of Discovery & Science AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater
401 SW 2nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
TICKETS: Tickets for the 11th annual Fort Lauderdale Edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Opening Night showing of “Adam” plus the afterparty are $65. Additional tickets and a full schedule of films is available at outshinefilm.com/films/program. A full schedule of parties and special events can be found at outshinefilm.com/events.