About the Festival
The Don Thompson LGBT Film Festival began as an outdoor movie-night fundraiser coordinated by USC Lambda co-founder and former president Amy Ross PhD ’86 and LA Frontrunners. Today, the festival showcases the work of up-and-coming LGBTQ and allied Trojan filmmakers and is one of USC Lambda’s signature events. The Don Thompson Scholarship in Cinematic Arts, which celebrates Thompson’s passion for LGBTQ film, as well as his “family” at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, is available to graduate or undergraduate students enrolled at the school who demonstrate a commitment to advancing LGBTQ issues through creative work, scholarship and/or community engagement.
The Don Thompson LGBT Film Festival will return in spring 2022. Details will be announced during the fall 2021 semester.