Happening Tonight:

Spring Open House & Second Thursday Networking Joint Event

Join ImageOut and Human Rights Campaign Western & Central NY tonight (Thursday, April 13), 5:30-7:30pm for our Spring Open House & Second Thursday Networking Joint Event at the Village Gate Square Atrium (274 N. Goodman St.).

The event will include: hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar by Madeline’s Catering, sweet treats, music by DJ Brian Buttlet of Juice Box ROC, a Spring Film Festival preview, membership enrollment, merchandise sales, festival pass sales, volunteer signup opportunities, raffles (with items provided by HRC and RGMC), and more! Non-alcoholic beverages are free, courtesy of Madeline's. There are two drink specials with a portion from each benefiting HRC WCNY and ImageOut respectively too!

Accessibility: There are multiple RTS bus route stops in the neighborhood for those using mass transit, including near the corner of University Ave and Goodman St by MAG's Centennial Sculpture Park. There is also paved parking available in the lots beside and behind Village Gate Square, as well as across the street at the corner of Goodman St and College Ave. Street parking may also be available along College Avenue. Elevator access can be found inside the Lento door hallway just through the Village Gate gate or by entering through the back doors and coming through to the front of the complex.

$5 suggested donation. No reservation required.

On Sale Now:

Spring 2023 Full Festival Passes

ImageOut 2023 First Cut Spring Festival Passes - our best deal for movie lovers - are on sale now! Your $75 (+ processing fee) Full Festival Pass includes all 11 in-person film screenings from Friday, April 28 - Monday, May 1 at The Little Theatre and The Dryden Theatre, as well as the Kickoff and Wrap Parties. More details on festival films screenings are coming very soon with a sneak peek at our Spring Open House!

For more information or to purchase a festival pass: go to or use the button below.

Note: Once you purchase your Full Festival Pass(es), you still must go in and reserve your free seat(s) to both the Kickoff and Wrap Parties. Your Pass alone does not guarantee your spot at the parties. Go to:

Marquee Society Members: Please hold off on purchasing your festival pass until we reach out to you very soon. You will be entitled to an additional discount or free pass(es), depending upon membership level.

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Spring 2023 Kickoff & Wrap Parties

2023 Spring Film Festival Kickoff Party: Join us for an evening of celebration and community, as we toast our third annual Spring Film Festival! Enjoy beer, wine, spirits, and soft drinks at the cash bar. Sample a variety of delicious hors d’oeuvres. Feast your eyes on entertainment from local drag performers Ambrosia Salad, Carmen Adore and Samantha Vega. Plus, it’s your last chance to purchase film tickets and passes before opening night screenings on Friday, April 28!

$5.00 Tickets. Limited capacity. Pre-purchase is highly recommended. Event is included with a Full Festival Pass, but you must still RSVP online separately after pass purchase!

Accessibility: ASL interpreters requested. Venue is wheelchair accessible.

2023 Spring Film Festival Wrap Party: After a long weekend of wonderful films, celebrate the Spring Festival being wrapped… while munching on wraps! Enjoy complimentary sandwich wraps and a cup of coffee or tea, as you “spill the tea” to discuss the films with fellow festival-goers. Plus, a cash bar, kitchen available to order, and ample parking. Outdoor seating available (weather permitting). Lovin’ Cup Open Mic starts at 7:00pm: stay to listen or perform! Join us for a chill Tuesday night!

$5.00 Tickets. Limited capacity. Pre-purchase is highly recommended. Event is included with a Full Festival Pass, but you must still RSVP online separately after pass purchase!

Accessibility: ASL interpreters requested. Venue is wheelchair accessible.


Happening Tomorrow: MEAN GIRLS

Friday, March 14


The Little Theatre

ImageOut is pleased to be the community partner for The Little Theatre’s special “So Fetch” film series screening of MEAN GIRLS on Friday, April 14 at 7:30pm in The Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.).

“It’s not a Wednesday (or Oct. 3rd), but wear pink, and make fetch happen (hey, that’s the series name!) with this 2004 instant classic teen rom-com.

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.”

More information and tickets:


Tuesday, May 23


The Little Theatre 1

Special Announcement: For our next ImageOutExtra film program, ImageOut is pleased to present a special live theatre and film screening collaboration, in partnership with our friends at OFC Creations Theatre Center. OFC Creations will present Billy Elliot: The Musical, a live theatrical show with music by Elton John, from May 12-21, 2023 at OFC Creations Theatre Center (3450 Winton Pl.). ImageOut will then screen the film Billy Elliot (2000) on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 7:00pm at The Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.).

Live Musical: For more information and to purchase tickets to the Billy Elliot: The Musical show, go to

Film Screening: For more information and to reserve your FREE seat(s) to the Billy Elliot (2000) film screening, go to Donations kindly welcomed.

Lastly, be sure to stop by the OFC Creations table at ImageOut’s Spring Open House on Thursday, April 13, 5:30-7:30pm in the Village Gate Square Atrium and the ImageOut table before select Billy showings at OFC Creations Theatre Center in May!


Complete a New or Renewal Membership Today!

NOTE: Those interested in Marquee Society level membership should complete their new or renewal membership soon to ensure an invitation to our Spring Marquee Society Member Brunch!

Memberships are the lifeblood of a small, local non-profit. We rely heavily upon the support of our members to sustain our community programming and events throughout the year. Please help us to continue our mission of celebrating and supporting LGBTQ+ arts and culture in Rochester and Monroe County, NY by purchasing a new or renewal 2023 annual membership today! We’d love to have you join our ImageOut family!

ImageOut Membership Information Packet: To learn more about our new 2023 membership levels and benefits, click here:, or use the button below.

There are many quick and easy ways to purchase a membership:

Online: This is the quickest, easiest option! Complete a new or renewal membership enrollment online with credit card or account debit at

Mail: Members can download and print out a membership enrollment form (above) or email [email protected]. Simply complete and mail back the form with check enclosed (if applicable).

Phone: Give us a ring at 585-271-2640, and we can complete membership enrollment via phone with credit card or account debit. Leave us a voicemail with your name and number for a callback if we miss you!

In-Person: Call or email us to schedule an in-person appointment at our office at 274 N Goodman St, Ste A203. Face masks required.

Thank you for your continued support!

For information about 2023 Sponsorship, click here.

Questions? Email [email protected].

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A Celebration of Life

for Michael Gamilla

Save the Date! Join ImageOut for A Celebration of Life for Michael Gamilla on Saturday, June 17 at Geva Theatre Center (75 Woodbury Blvd.), as we celebrate, honor and remember our beloved colleague, community member and friend. 12:30pm doors and 1:00pm program with a reception to follow. The event will also be live-streamed for those unable to join in-person. Please stay tuned for additional details in the coming days and weeks.

Honoring Michael's Legacy

In conjunction with Michael's Lifetime Achievement Award last fall, we created The Michael Gamilla Fund to provide underwriting support for our film festival. We're certain that he would want to see LGBTQ+ film continue to thrive in our community, and this is a great way to ensure that.

Those interested can contribute to the Fund in honor of Michael’s legacy and in memory of our beloved dear friend. Checks can be mailed to our office at 274 N. Goodman St., Ste. A203 Rochester, NY 14607. They should be made payable to “ImageOut” with “Michael Gamilla Fund” in the memo line. Online donations can also be made via credit, debit or EFT at

ImageOut: The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival, Inc. is a tax exempt, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our mission is to promote awareness, foster dialogue, and build community by showcasing LGBTQ+ arts and culture through films and other creative works in the greater Rochester, New York area. All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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View ImageOut's Anti-racism Commitment here.

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