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OUTeast is dedicated to presenting the very best in queer independent cinema from around the world to our community in Halifax. We are committed
to showcasing work that will challenge, educate, and unite our audiences, and to celebrating artistic excellence in the medium of film.

The 2013 OUTeast Film Festival will be held from June 20 - 23 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. All screenings will be at the Neptune Studio Theatre .

2013 Presenting Sponsor - RBC


Download the full 2013 Festival Program Guide HERE!

Wanna see it all? Get the all-OUT, all-access pass and get the VIP treatment at OUTeast 2013 Click HERE to purchase now.

Thursday, June 20, 2013
5:00 PM Installation Opening
Khyber Centre for the ArtsFREE
7:30 PM I Am Divine
Neptune Studio Theatre$10
9:00 PMA Toast to Opening Night w/ Rosie PorterNeptune Studio Theatre LobbyIncl w/ Film Ticket
9:30 PMCock Tail Party w/ Heavy PettingNeptune Studio Theatre LobbyFree

Friday, June 21, 2013
7:00 PM God Loves UgandaNeptune Studio Theatre$10
9:00 PM Interior. Leather Bar.
w/ Jackpot
Neptune Studio Theatre$10
10:00 PM mmmPOP Retro @ The CoHo
The Company House

$5


Saturday, June 22, 2013
3:00 PMNeptune Studio Theatre$10
6:30 PM Shorts
Neptune Studio Theatre$10
8:30 PM G.B.F.
Neptune Studio Theatre$10
10:00 PM B.G.P. - The Big Gay Prom
Atrium @ Spatz Theatre$15

Sunday, June 23, 2013
11:30 PM Over Easy: OUTeast Awards BrunchThe Company House$10
3:00 PMWork-in-Progress
Emerging Artist Screening
Neptune Studio Theatre$10



2013 Program Launch

Join us at the Neptune Studio Theatre at 5:00 PM on Friday, May 31 to get your first look at the official 2013 OUTeast Film Festival program and pick up your Program Guide.

See the details and RSVP via our Facebook event HERE.

2013 Call for Submissions

To apply, download the entry guidelines and form HERE and mail, with DVD submission and entry fee*, to

OUTeast Film Festival

2-6041 Cunard Street
Halifax, NS
B3K 1E6

Submissions may be fiction, documentary, animation or experimental of any length. We will accept films dealing with queer subject matter as well as those made by queer filmmakers. Only films completed no more than 18 months prior to the OUTeast Film Festival will be considered for admission. Preference will be given to submissions that have not been distributed theatrically or broadcast on television in the Atlantic region prior to the 2013 Festival.

Deadline for all submissions is April 30, 2013.

Please read the entry guidelines carefully and make sure to include your completed entry form with your submission. If you have any questions, please contact Jenna Dufton, Programming Manager: jenna@outeastfilm.com

*There is a $25 entry fee that must be included with the film submission. Cash, cheque, or money orders are accepted. There is no entry fee for Nova Scotian entries. Proof of residency must be provided.


Download the full 2012 Festival Program Guide HERE!

Thursday, June 14, 2012
7:00 PM Opening Night Film
The Wise Kids
Neptune Studio Theatre$10
8:45 PMA Toast to Opening Night w/ Rosie PorterNeptune Studio Theatre LobbyFree event
9:30 PMOpening Night Gala CockTail PartyThe Listening Room @ La TrinidadeFree event

Friday, June 15, 2012
7:00 PM Documentary
Vito
Neptune Studio Theatre$10
9:00 PM Documentary
Wish Me Away
Neptune Studio Theatre$10
10:00 PM Retro @ The Coho
Pop it Like it's Hot
The Company House

$5 (free w/OUTeast Pass)


Saturday, June 16, 2012
3:00 PMNeptune Studio Theatre$10
7:00 PM Feature
Mosquito y Mari
Neptune Studio Theatre$10
9:00 PM Feature
I Am A Woman Now
Neptune Studio Theatre$10
11:00 PMShort Shorts Takeover
w/ Guerilla Gayfare
Location TBA

Sunday, June 17, 2012
3:00 PM Special ProgramWork-in-ProgressNeptune Studio Theatre$10
9:00 PMClosing Night Film
I Want Your Love
Neptune Studio Theatre$10
11:00 PMClosing Night is a DragReflections Cabaret$5 (free w/OUTeast Pass)



OUTeast is currently accepting film submissions for the 2012 OUTeast Film Festival, to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia in June of 2012.

To apply, download the entry guidelines and form HERE and mail, with DVD submission and entry fee*, to

OUTeast Film Festival
3176 Vincent Street
Halifax NS
B3K 3M9

Submissions may be fiction, documentary, animation or experimental of any length.  We will accept films dealing with queer subject matter as well as those made by queer filmmakers. Only films completed no more than 18 months prior to the OUTeast Film Festival will be considered for admission. Preference will be given to submissions that have not been distributed theatrically or broadcast on television in the Atlantic region prior to the 2012 Festival.

Deadline for all submissions is May 4, 2012.

Please read the entry guidelines carefully and make sure to include your completed entry form with your submission. If you have any questions, please contact Jenna Dufton, Programming Manager: jenna@outeastfilm.com

*There is a $25 entry fee that must be included with the film submission. Cash, cheque, or money orders are accepted. There is no entry fee for Nova Scotian entries. Proof of residency must be provided.

OUTeast partners with the Atlantic Film Festival to present Maryam Keshavarz's highly acclaimed film Circumstance, the final screening of the That's So Gay series, followed by the That's So Gay-la reception and dance party.

September 23rd, 2011

Circumstance

7:05pm, 107 min
Empire Theatres, Park Lane
Buy Tickets
View Trailer

That's So Gay-la

9pm-2am
Niche Lounge
See Facebook Event

Emerging Artist Mentorship Program

OUTeast Film Festival Association is pleased to announce the first participant in their Emerging Artist Mentorship Program.

OUTeast will offer ongoing, hands-on mentorship to 21-year old emerging film and video artist Morgan Strug through the process of creating, producing, and presenting an original queer video project. The mentorship will culminate in a presentation of Morgan’s work at the OUTeast Film Festival in June, 2012, headlining an Emerging Artists Showcase Event.

The mentorship will provide Morgan individualized hands-on training with the staff of the OUTeast Film Festival, offering support in technical production, editing, and pitch development, as well as promotion and coordination of the Emerging Artists Showcase Event.

The Emerging Artists Showcase will feature Morgan’s film, and the work of other young queer filmmakers. This fall, OUTeast will encourage submissions from young queer filmmakers throughout our region. Please stay tuned for updates.

Queer Film in Public Spaces:
The OUTeast peepIN Project

The OUTeast Film Festival is launching its first public screening series Queer Films in Public Spaces: The OUTeast peepIN Project. As one of the earliest precursors to cinema, the peep show has played a role in public storytelling and entertainment for nearly 600 years. From live shows to the traveling "wonderbox", OUTeast re-envisions these models as a stage to present contemporary queer film.

The first presentation of the OUTeast peepIN will take place October 15 in the windows of the CBC Radio Building at Halifax's visual art festival, Nocturne: Art at Night. OUTeast will present collaborative video work by Canadian artists Nolan Natasha Pike (Toronto), Kim Sheppard (Halifax), Krista Davis (Halifax) and Cari Tangedal (Dawson City).