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Finding aid to the Outfest records, 1986-2011 Coll2012.174
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Description
The collection documents the board, staff, and committee activities; event planning and operations; outreach, marketing, and merchandising; fundraising; volunteer operations; financial management; collaborations; and general administration for Outfest, the Los Angeles lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film festival, 1986-2011. Over the three decades from its founding in 1982, Outfest has showcased thousands of films from around the world, educated and mentored hundreds of emerging filmmakers, and protected more than 20,000 LGBT films and videos.
Background
"Founded by UCLA students in 1982, Outfest is the leading organization that promotes LGBT equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBT stories on the screen. Outfest builds community by connecting diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBT lives. Over the past three decades, Outfest has showcased thousands of films from around the world, educated and mentored hundreds of emerging filmmakers and protected more than 20,000 LGBT films and videos. Outfest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, [who's mission is to] protect our past, showcase our present and nurture our future by fostering artistic expression of gender, sexuality and LGBT cultures and its transformative social impact on the world."
Extent
14.0 linear feet. 8 archive boxes + 4 clamshell boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.