2017 Outfest Fusion Festival announces lineup, tickets available now

The lineup was announced recently for the 2017 Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival, the only multicultural LGBTQ film festival of its kind. Now in its 14th year, Outfest Fusion will be held March 1-7 with screenings at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, Highland Park Cinema and various locations throughout Los Angeles. The festival will include short and feature film screenings, special filmmaker Q&As and panels, filmmaking workshops, and networking events to give an opportunity for new filmmakers to connect with each other and with those in the industry. Check Outfest's site to get the full lineup and buy tickets now.

The festival begins Wednesday, March 1st and will kick off at 7:30 p.m. with the premiere of the TV web series Cheetah in August. Friday, March 3rd will feature a special screening of Moonlight, which is also nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. A conversation discussing the film's impact within the LGBTQ community and the intersections of black and LGBTQ experiences will follow the screening. Friday will also include the premieres of titles such as Santa Y Andres, Cherry Pop, Brujos, and Spectrum London.

Saturday will feature a screening of an unaired episode of Star, a new series airing now on FOX, a screening of the Netflix show One Day at a Time. After the screening of One Day at a Time, the cast and crew of the show will discuss the queer experience within the Cuban American culture. The day ends with the Annual Fusion Gala Shorts.

On Sunday, March 5th there will be a panel titled "In Living Color." This panel is moderated by Gil Robertson of the African-American Critics Association and Tre’vell Anderson of the Los Angeles Times. The panel will examine LGBTQ people of color within the media. The festival will also feature screenings of The LatinX Files: Queer Shorts, No Place Like Home: Queer Asian Shorts, Black Queer Magic: African Diaspora Shorts, No Dress Code Required (Etiqueta No Rigurosa), Angry Indian Goddesses, Chee and T, Apricot Groves, And Still We Rise, and Out Run.  

During the festival there will also be a series of nine different workshops covering topics including acting classes, how to create diverse content, smartphone filmmaking, finding your story and more. The workshops will be led by Brittani Nichols, Anthony Newsome-Bawn, Favio Florencio, Deondray and Quincy Gossfield LeNear, Andrew Ahn, Taylor Morales, Marla Ulloa, Nidhin Patel, Ean Weslynn, and Barney Cheng.

Tickets for the festival are now available. Discounted tickets are available for Outfest members, and youth membership (21 and under) is free. For more information and to buy tickets visit their website.