Miami’s annual MiFo LGBT Film Festival ready this time to Outshine

Mark Gilbert welcomes the opening night audience at the 2015 MiFo LGBT Film Festival in Miami. The festival will now be known as the Outshine Film Festival.

The MiFo LGBT Film Festival —known until two years ago as the Miami (and Fort Lauderdale) Gay & Lesbian Film Festival —is rebranding itself again, just in time for its 19th season opener on April 21.

“Outshine Film Festival,” board chairman Mark Gilbert said.

“The unique thing about this is that for the first time in our 19-year history, we’re not using the words ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian,’ but more accepted innuendo, like ‘out,’ Gilbert said. “The word ‘out’ in ‘Outshine’ covers all the bases for us. It makes us shine like a community, we’re out and shiny like our community. All the elements of being LGBT are there without necessarily having to say LGBT.”

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