What is the OutWest Film Fest?

OutWest Film Fest is northern Nevada's LGBTQ Film Festival held in Reno and Lake Tahoe.

OutWest is hosted by Northern Nevada HOPES, Reno's nonprofit community health center and a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community.


When and where is the OutWest Film Fest?

The 2016 OutWest Film Festival is scheduled for August 19 – 21 and will take place in Reno, NV and Lake Tahoe, CA.


How can I submit my film?

You can submit your film to the OutWest Film Fest by visiting our page on Film Freeway.


When will tickets go on sale? How do I get my tickets?

Check back or sign up for our email list below to find out when tickets go on sale!


How much are tickets?

Tickets for individual showings cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door.   


What types of film will be shown?

The film festival will show international LGBTQ documentaries, feature films, and shorts.


Will these movies be suitable for kids?

Not all films will be suitable for children, but there will be clear labels on which films are appropriate for various audiences.  


Where can I stay if I'm visiting from out of town or just want to stay in downtown Reno?

Harrah's, an official OutWest sponsor, is offering discounted rooms for OutWest participants. 

Discounted rates are as follows:

Friday – $69, Saturday – $89, Sunday – $50


Is there any way I can help or volunteer?

Yes! We need volunteers to help us run this awesome event.

Contact Suzy Shaffer, Event Coordinator, to let us know if you're interested.


2015 OutWest Film Fest Blocks