OutSet is The Young Filmmakers Project from the Los Angeles LGBT Center and Outfest. In 2016, OutSet celebrated its 5th anniversary of successfully training young LGBTQ and allied filmmakers. OutSet is the only LGBT Film School in existence today, and is currently admitting 15 new filmmaking fellows for our 2017/2018 cycle. This will be a 6 month commitment (January 2018-July 2018), with 2 in-person classes per week, in addition to homework. This application will take 30 minutes to complete, so please leave enough time to complete thoroughly. Please fill out the application below and email jessica@outfest.org with any questions.

* 1. First Name

* 2. Last Name

* 3. Email Address

* 4. Phone Number

* 5. Zip Code

* 6. Date of Birth


* 7. What is the highest level of education you've received?

* 8. What language(s) do you speak fluently?

* 9. Please describe your race/ethnicity.

* 10. What is your gender identity? 

* 11. What is your sexual orientation? (i.e. lesbian, bisexual, gay, etc.)

* 12. How did you hear about OutSet?

* 13. What is your favorite movie and why?

* 14. Have you ever attended Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, Outfest Fusion Celebration of LGBT People of Color Film Festival, an OutSet screening or Models of Pride?

* 15. Do you have any experience making a film or have you worked on a film or television set production in the past? If so, briefly describe.

* 16. Does your current work or school schedule allow you to make a 6-month commitment to focus on this program and the production of making a short film? Coursework would be one weeknight and one weekend class per week in Hollywood, in addition to homework. Attendance is required at each session.

* 17. What conflicts in your daily life and schedule concern you about committing to the OutSet filmmaking lab?

* 18. Have you ever been in a mentoring relationship?

* 19. Do you have any medical or health requirements that would need to be accommodated?

* 20. Why do you want to be a part of this program (In 250 words or less)?

* 21. A pitch is a presentation of an idea for a film generally made by the screenwriter or director to a producer or studio executive in the hopes of attracting financing to pay for the making of the film. Imagine you had to pitch the producers at OutSet your idea for a film you wanted to make, what is your idea in 250 words or less? Feel free to pitch one or two ideas, and they can be fiction, non-fiction, or experimental.