The Out On Film Festival is celebrating its 33rd annual edition this year. For the first time ever it has been named an Oscar-qualifying event. This year will be markedly different than years in the past due to the pandemic. In another first, their lineup will be entirely available to stream online.
The festival will offer a wide selection of LGBTQ+ films from all around the world, with 39 features and 15 short programs and web series. It will open with the documentary “Surviving The Silence” which follows on the landmark 1992 military review of Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer for admitting she was a lesbian.
Festival director and executive director of Out On Film Jim Farmer joined “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes for a conversation about the Festival and the many films on offer this year.