Out on Film Introduces First Executive Director

Out on Film, Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ film festival, recently announced the appointment of its first-ever executive director, Matthew Terrell. This exciting new development marks a significant milestone for the festival, as it continues to grow and expand its reach within the LGBTQ+ community and beyond.

Terrell, a well-known figure in Atlanta’s arts and culture scene, brings with him a wealth of experience and a deep passion for LGBTQ+ representation in film. As a writer, curator, and arts advocate, he has been instrumental in promoting diverse voices and stories within the city’s creative landscape. His appointment is a testament to Out on Film’s commitment to elevating LGBTQ+ voices and creating a more inclusive and dynamic festival experience for its audiences.

In a press release announcing his appointment, Terrell expressed his excitement for the new role, stating that he is “thrilled to join Out on Film during such an exciting time in the festival’s history.” He also emphasized the importance of providing a platform for LGBTQ+ filmmakers to showcase their work and connect with audiences. “I look forward to building on the festival’s legacy and working with the incredible team to continue elevating LGBTQ+ stories and voices through the power of film,” Terrell added.

Out on Film, founded in 1987, has a long history of showcasing groundbreaking LGBTQ+ cinema and providing a space for dialogue and celebration within the community. The festival has grown over the years to become one of the largest of its kind in the Southeast, attracting filmmakers, industry professionals, and audiences from diverse backgrounds. With Terrell at the helm, the festival is poised to embark on a new chapter of growth and innovation, further solidifying its position as a cultural staple in Atlanta’s vibrant arts scene.

In addition to his work at Out on Film, Terrell plans to expand the festival’s programming and partnerships, with a focus on highlighting underrepresented voices and fostering dialogue around LGBTQ+ issues. He also aims to strengthen the festival’s role as a hub for LGBTQ+ storytelling and community engagement, offering a diverse range of films, panels, and events that resonate with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

As Out on Film enters this exciting new phase under the leadership of its first executive director, the festival is poised to make an even greater impact in the years to come. With a strong commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and authentic representation, Out on Film continues to be a vital force for LGBTQ+ storytelling and empowerment in the world of cinema. Terrell’s leadership promises to take the festival to new heights, further solidifying its place as a cornerstone of Atlanta’s vibrant cultural landscape.

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