2016 Festival Schedule Announced!

On May 19, 2016, OUTeast released the full lineup of films and events for the 2016 OUTeast Queer Film Festival, presented by RBC. 

Check out our 2016 trailer here - and head over to the '2016 Schedule' page to pick up your tickets!

Opening Night Gala Announced - And Passes On Sale Now!

OUTeast is proud to announce the Opening Night Gala for our 2016 Festival - MAJOR!

Join us on Thursday, June 16, as we kick off the 5th annual OUTeast Queer Film Festival. MAJOR! will screen at Neptune Theatre Fountain Hall, 1593 Argyle Street, at 7:30 PM.

Get your tickets HERE!

2016 All-OUT, All-Access passes are also on sale now at the early bird price of $60 (tax and fees included). Quantities are limited - pick up yours HERE!


Join us on May 19th at The Company House, 2202 Gottingen Street, Halifax, for the Program Launch of the fifth annual OUTeast Queer Film Festival, presented by RBC!

At 5:30 PM on Thursday, May 19th, OUTeast will host a toast to the 2016 program of films and special events we're bringing to Halifax from June 16-19, 2016.

Get a sneak peek at the festival films, and be the first to get your hands on the official 2016 Program Guide and visit the OUTeast Box Office, presented by Ticketpro. 

Tickets for all screenings will go on sale immediately after the program is announced. Screening tickets start at $12 each, with the All-OUT, All Access Festival Pass starting at $60 (Early Bird pricing).

Raise a glass with us to this celebration of LGBTQ+ film and culture, the only event of its kind in Atlantic Canada.

The Program Launch is a free, all-ages event - those under 19 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Company House is wheelchair accessible and has several gender neutral washrooms.

RSVP here! 

Call for Volunteers

OUTeast is looking for volunteers for our 2016 Festival. We are currently seeking individuals passionate about film, special events, and our LGBTQ+ community.

In particular, we are looking for volunteers in the areas of social media, street team (postering / program deliveries), audio visual and technical, festival lounge (bartenders and hosts), and theatre volunteers (ushers and box office).

We are seeking volunteers for the 2016 OUTeast Film Festival, held from June 16 - 19.

Sign up today by completing the form HERE! 

Thanks for your support!

xoxo Team OUTeast

2016 Call for Submissions

Submissions for the 2016 festival are currently open!

To apply, complete the online entry form HERE

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 2016 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 2016 Festival.

Deadline for all submissions is April 1, 2016, 11:59 PM AST.

Please note: only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please include a secure online screener link to your film with your submission form.

Questions? Contact Jenna Dufton, Director of Programming, jenna@outeastfilm.com