Friday, April 13, 2018

Amazon and Outfest Partner to Streat 60+ LGBT Films

Amazon yesterday announced that over 60 official selections feature films from Outfest are now available on Prime Video. The collection of films are made available through the Prime Video Direct (formerly Amazon Video Direct) self-publishing program which enables rights holders, from filmmakers to distributors, to make their content available to Prime members and earn royalties based on customer engagement.

"These are challenging times for many and reports of violence against LGBTQ citizens are on the rise,” said Christopher Racster, Executive Director of Outfest. “I still believe though in the power of our stories to change that narrative be it for a young teen in Iowa can watch a fully developed LGBTQ character to see a path forward for their own life, to a parent turning on the TV to better understand their child, to the millions who have attended any of our Outfest film festivals over the past 35 years who want to relive a favorite Outfest moment or see something they missed. It is a relationship like this with Prime Video Direct that will carry our stories across the widest network and reach the most individuals."

The official selections from past Outfest Film Festival’s currently streaming on Prime Video include: 

• A Sinner in Mecca, winner of 2015 Outfest Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary
• Open, the first American film to win the Teddy Jury prize at the Berlin Film Festival
• The Gymnast, winner of 2006 Outfest Grand Jury Award: Outstanding American Narrative Feature
• GBF, Outfest Screenwriting Lab script and 2013 Outfest Los Angeles Closing Night Film
• Women Who Kill, nominated for Film Independent's 2018 Best First Screenplay

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