Film Blocks on September 23rd and 24th in Reno
Only $10 ticket for each block or
$25 pass to see all three blocks of films!
We are proud to present this years OutWest Film Fest taking place September 23rd and 24th at Bruka Theatre located at 99 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89501, with a Short Film event kick-off in South Lake Tahoe on September 21st at the Lake Tahoe Community College’s Duke Theatre.
This year features two different themed screenings on Saturday (at 4 pm and 7 pm) along with a Best of International Short Film presentation on Sunday, the 24th accompanied by MIMOSAS!
Both days will feature some of the best of this year’s LGBTQ short films (comedies, dramas, and documentaries) in a fun-filled atmosphere at Reno’s Bruka Theatre.
Tickets are $10 for each section or $25 for a pass to all three and are available online. You can click here for tickets or use the link on the outwestfilmfest.org website. If there is still availability, tickets will also be sold at the door of each session including the Tahoe Kick Off.
99 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501
Sept. 23rd | 4:00pm – 6:00pm | Bruka Theatre
The Talk – Tales of Coming Out To Family And Friends
This selection of short films highlight the joys and fears of coming out to family and friends. From unexpected acceptance to fear of losing family and friends including the comedy “Checkmate.”
Sept. 23 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Bruka Theatre
The LOVE Block – Dating, Falling In Love And Yes – Marriage!
Celebrating the quest for romance, falling in love, and tying the knot, our evening block of films will have you laughing, crying, and falling in love with the wonderful storytellers in this section.
Films include the madcap and heartfelt comedy “The Marriage” and other great love stories!
To get your date night started, the Bruka Theatre will be selling cocktails and there will be appetizers. Get your tickets early as our block of love is sure to sell out before the 23rd.
Sept. 24 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Bruka Theatre
We Are One – Best Films From Around The Globe
Our final day of the festival, we hilight the best of LGBTQ short films from the U.S. and across the world. The wide variety of films includes the short film “Versatile” which features two actors from the “Open Relationship” which screened at the 2015 festival and the exquisitely filmed story of young love “Queen’s Mile.”
We will toast this final showing of the best of 2017 short films and with mimosas and international snacks. Following the “We Are One” screening, awards will be announced as selected by the audience and our jury and a final toast of mimosas to celebrate our LGBTQ community.
Sept. 21 | 6:00pm – 8:20pm | Duke Theatre, Lake Tahoe Community College
South Lake Tahoe Short Film Kick-off
The Duke Theater will host the first OutWest event with a kick-off of short films that serve to educate and entertain. The event begins at 6pm with a 50 minute Youth/Educational “Coming Out” block and after a short intermission resumes at 7:20m with “Living Proud,” a block of films directed more toward an adult audience. (A portion of ticket sales for the September 21st event will be donated to the LTCC Foundation earmarked for the Tahoe Pride Equality Scholarship, est. 2013.)