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2023 Outfest Fusion Film Festival Opening Night Gala & Red Carpet Looks

Updated: Mar 25, 2023

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The 2023 Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and People of Color) Film Festival had its opening gala this Friday (March 24th), in celebration of elevating global LGBTQ+ creators and preserving and amplifying their stories.


During the festival's opening night, they honored Indigenous activist and filmmaker Bird Runningwater with the 2023 Fusion Impact Award and honored Outfest alum Elegance Bratton with the 2023 Fusion Achievement award.


Check out some exclusive photos from the night!

Angelica Ross Outfest Fusion Film Festival 2023
Angelica Ross | Courtesy of Outfest Fusion
Jerrie Johnson Outfest Fusion Film Festival
Jerrie Johnson | Courtesy of Outfest Fusion
David Granados | Courtesy of Outfest Fusion

Cesar Camacho Outfest Fusion
Cesar Camacho | Courtesy of Outfest Fusion
Isis King | Courtesy of Outfest Fusion

Asha Doucet & Jesse Randall | Courtesy of Outfest Fusion
Kausar Mohammed | Courtesy of Outfest Fusion

Tolliver | Courtesy of Outfest Fusion

Daniel Franzese | Courtesy of Outfest Fusion
Elizabeth Ludlow | Courtesy of Outfest Fusion

Johaira Michelle Dilauro | Courtesy of Outfest Fusion
Jordan Hull | Courtesy of Outfest Fusion


Tony Moore | Courtesy of Outfest Fusion


Leo Sheng | Courtesy of Outfest Fusion
Kausar Mohammed on Stage | Courtesy of Outfest Fusion

Damien Navarro | Courtesy of Outfest Fusion
Elegance Bratton & Damien Navarro at Outfest fusion film festival 2023
Elegance Bratton & Damien Navarro | Courtesy of Outfest Fusion

Elegance Bratton boyfriend chester algernal gordon at outfest fusion
Chester Algernal Gordon & Elegance Bratton | Courtesy of Outfest Fusion
Chester Algernal Gordon, Damien Navarro, Elegance Bratton | Courtesy of Outfest Fusion

Alexandra Gray on Stage

Patrik Ian Polk at Outfest Fusion Film Festival 2023
Patrik Ian Polk on Stage
Patrik-Ian Polk presenting to Director Elegance Bratton

Elegance Bratton with the Fusion Achievement Award at Outfest Fusion Film Festival 2023
Elegance Bratton with the Fusion Achievement Award


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