Frontiers Media Expands its Role in Outfest 2015 as Grand Sponsor and Host of the LGBT Film Festival Lounge

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Frontiers Media to be Grand Sponsor and host of the Frontiers Media Lounge at Outfest, where it will distribute the award-winning annual Outfest issue of its flagship magazine, Frontiers.

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We're so pleased to welcome Frontiers Media as a Grand Sponsor. Frontiers magazine has provided the richest coverage of the festival for many years, and we know the Frontiers Media Lounge will be a hot spot throughout the festival, says Christopher Racste

Frontiers Media announces today that it has expanded its role in Outfest, recognized as one of the most important LGBT film festivals in the world. As the 11-day event kicks off July 9, Frontiers Media will support the festival as a Grand Sponsor, host the Frontiers Media Lounge at the main venue, the Directors Guild of America, and distribute the award-winning annual Outfest issue of its flagship magazine, Frontiers.

The Frontiers Media Lounge will be in the atrium and patio of the DGA Theater Complex at 7920 Sunset Boulevard, and will feature a hosted bar each day, giving attendees the opportunity to meet the stars and creators of many of the festival’s films.

Frontiers magazine devotes its early July issue to the festival with interviews, anecdotes, photos and reviews of the films and events. The Los Angeles Press Club’s Southern California Journalism Awards just awarded Frontiers’ Outfest 2014 issue First Place for Magazine Design, beating out Variety’s Bill Murray feature and The Hollywood Reporter’s Oscars 2014 issue. In addition to its broad circulation across California and Nevada, the Outfest issue will be distributed widely to the 70,000 festival attendees from all over the world. It will also be available digitally, with bonus interactive features found nowhere else, like behind-the-scenes videos, picture galleries and interviews.

“Outfest is more than just great films. Frontiers has called it the Gay Cannes because it is an 11-day festival that combines incredible talent and passionate audiences to celebrate LGBT film with a mad tangle of events and parties, including the wildly fun opening night gala,” says Michael Turner, President and CEO of Frontiers Media. “This year we’re particularly excited about hosting the Frontiers Media Lounge, which will make the festival a more engaging, interactive experience for everyone involved.”

Outfest 2015 will undoubtedly go down as one of the most spirited film festivals in memory, with legacy screenings of queer classics such as Truth or Dare, 54: The Director’s Cut, Velvet Goldmine, as well as an evening with actor /pop star Nick Jonas and a very timely panel on trans roles and representations in Hollywood. In addition to six world premieres and three U.S. premieres, Outfest will screen movies from an astonishing 28 first-time filmmakers and 158 films in total over the 11-day festival.

“We're so pleased to welcome Frontiers Media as a Grand Sponsor. Frontiers magazine has provided the richest coverage of the festival for many years, and we know the Frontiers Media Lounge will be a hot spot throughout the festival,” says Christopher Racster, Interim Executive Director of Outfest.

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For more information and for a complete listing of Outfest 2015 films, log on to frontiersmedia.com/outfest2015 or call (213) 480.7065.

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About Frontiers Media

Frontiers Media is the 21st century’s LGBT media company, spanning digital, mobile, print, radio, television, outdoor signage and unique experiential events. With the authority that comes from being a first in gay publishing nearly 35 years ago and incredible access to the entertainment industry, Frontiers Media serves the sophisticated, influential and nuanced LGBT community like no company has before. In addition to publishing its biweekly gay print magazine FRONTIERS, distributed throughout California, Nevada and online, Frontiers Media co-produces The Horizon, the world’s most popular gay web series with over 35 million views hosted on its Frontiers TV platform. Frontiers Media is proud to be a certified LGBT Business Enterprise and a founding member of NEPA, representing LGBT publishers from the top 20 U.S. markets. Visit http://www.frontiersmedia.com for more information.

About Outfest

Founded by UCLA students in 1982, Outfest is the world’s leading organization that promotes equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBT stories on the screen. Outfest builds community by connecting diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBT lives. Over the past three decades, Outfest has showcased thousands of films from around the world, educated and mentored hundreds of emerging filmmakers, and protected more than 35,000 LGBT films and videos. Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival is 11 days of world-class films, panels, and parties.

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