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FilmOut San Diego postpones LGBTQ film fest

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The San Diego FilmOut LGBTQ Film Festival has postponed their event until later in the fall.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak festival organizers have decided it would be best to take preventative action in light of the national epidemic. They aren't canceling the event entirely according to a statement they sent out on Thursday, they are just moving it to later in the year. 

The festival hosts big-name stars in San Diego every year to showcase some of the newest, best, and sometimes provocative, LGBT movies to hit the big screen. Often times these films make their premieres at FilmOut. 

Here is their statement about the schedule change:

Dear Filmmakers/Distributors,

Due to the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and the recommendation from the California Department of Public Health, FilmOut San Diego has decided to postpone our scheduled film festival from April 30–May 3, 2020 to a later date in the fall.

We appreciate your understanding with this difficult decision, but the safety of our filmmakers, attendees and staff must take priority.

At this time our film schedule is finished and all filmmakers have been notified. Ideally, we would like to keep our selected films and just delay the festival until the fall.

However, we do realize this might interfere with your schedule or rollout of your film. If you would like to withdraw your film from our festival, please contact Michael McQuiggan at the email below to let us know.

Once again we apologize for this inconvenience. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and be in touch with new selected dates and confirmation of venue.

Thank You! FilmOut San Diego

Board of Directors