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July Events...

  • (S)exhibition
  • Cherry Grove Archives Collection Film Festival
  • Comic-Con International: San Diego
  • Damn These Heels
  • Espacio Queer
  • Fantasia Festival
  • Festival de Cine LesBiGayTrans de Asuncion
  • FilmPride
  • Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
  • Jerusalem Film Festival
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • Kashish: Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
  • LA Shorts International Film Festival
  • LesFlicks
  • LFest Film Festival
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival
  • Motovun Film Festival
  • OUR PRIDE Video Fest
  • Outfest - L.A.
  • PriFest
  • Queer Arts Festival
  • Sheffield International Documentary Festival
  • Vermont International Film Festival
  • Voiceless International Film Festival
Out Here Now

Out Here Now

Kansas City Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

OUT HERE NOW: The Kansas City LGBT Film Festival is one of the Midwest's most visible and highly-regarded LGBT film festivals and the city's oldest and best-attended community film program. Our festival spans eight days and, in 2018, we screened 61 films from around the world with record attendance

We are especially proud of our long standing commitment to showcasing timely, independent films by, for about the LGBT community as well as shining a light on the works of emerging filmmakers from around the world with our appreciative audiences here in the Heartland of America.

We also have a special outreach to showcase the works of LGBT filmmakers who are natives and/or current residents of Missouri & Kansas.

To learn more about us, we encourage you to look over our 2018 line-up at our website.

In addition to the films chosen by the jury as our Opening Night, Closing Night and Centerpiece Selections, the festival bestows these special honors with honorariums to filmmakers.

JURY AWARDS
• Celebration of Courage Award - Narrative Feature
• Celebration of Courage Award - Documentary
• Celebration of Courage Award - Short Film

AUDIENCE AWARDS
• Best Narrative Feature
• Best Documentary
• Best Dramatic Short
• Best Comedy Short
• Best Foreign-Language Short
• Best Youth-Themed Short
• Best Short Documentary
• Best Short Film (under 10 minutes)

There are additional jury and audience awards for outstanding performances and outstanding ensemble