Don Thompson LGBTQ+ Film Festival

panel at the Don Thompson Film Festival

Save the date! One of our most popular events, the Don Thompson LGBTQ+ Festival, will take place in February 2024 (details TBD). A must-see for cinema lovers, our festival is a prime showcase for short films by LGBTQ+ and allied USC students and alumni. Check back for more details soon and plan to join us next February.

About the Festival

The Don Thompson LGBT Film Festival began as an outdoor movie-night fundraiser coordinated by one of the founding board members and former presidents of the Lambda LGBTQ+ Alumni Association, Amy Ross PhD ‘86, and LA Frontrunners. 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.