The 11th Fort Lauderdale festival will take place from October 10 - 20, OUTshine is committed to its mission: To inspire, entertain and educate the public, encourage a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience. OUTshine only accepts online screener submissions. Please send Vimeo links, dropbox, secure youtube or other on-line links to joe outshinefilm. Once we receive your link we will check FilmFreeway to ensure all of the submission process has been fulfilled. Love this festival and the people who make it happen.
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Since the transition into the modern-day gay rights movement , homosexuality has appeared more frequently in American film and cinema. Compared to the s, it is clear that the greater acceptance of homosexuality in the modern era has allowed more gay characters and issues to be seen with more respect and understanding in film and cinema. The first notable form of homosexuality depicted in film was in between two men dancing together in the William Kennedy Dickson motion picture The Dickson Experimental Sound Film , commonly labeled online and in three published books as The Gay Brothers. Though, at the time, men were not seen this way as queer or even flamboyant, but merely acting fanciful. Oftentimes male characters intended to be identified as gay were flamboyant, effeminate, humorous characters in film. It was also during this time that characters in prison were being portrayed at homosexual. While homosexual male characters became associated as Pansies and sissies, gay female characters were not given a title rather, they were associated with cross dressing, having a deep voice, confusing and emasculating men, and as having a "man's job.
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