Don Thompson LGBT Film Festival

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.