Out On Film


Jim Farmer, Festival Director

Trent Farrington, Festival Manager

Submission Policy:

Season: Fall (late September)
Deadline: June (regular deadline)
Entry: $30 for narrative, documentary, and shorts. $25 for Short Film Screenplay Competition and Feature Film Screenplay Competition. Prices are based on Regular Deadline entries.


Features, Shorts, Documentaries

Festival Season:



Out On Film, Atlanta's LGBTQ film festival, is one of the leading LGBTQ film festivals in the United States, as well as an Oscar qualifying event. Short films that win the festival’s Best Drama Short award are eligible to enter the Academy’s Live Action Short film competition for the concurrent season, provided their films otherwise comply with the Academy rules. Each year, the festival showcases approximately 150 narratives, documentaries, and short films, showing everything from international fare to local programming to retrospectives.