It comes as no surprise, but we need to say it: there will be no OUT.FEST this year. We thought long and hard on how to make sense of a festival in the most unpredictable year we've traversed so far – but even though we witnessed and admired some good examples and possibilities of format reinvention all over the world, we've concluded that it would be impossible to maintain the ever more open, participatory and inclusive character we've been pursuing, that which is unique to OUT.FEST.
Immersing ourselves in the city, wandering, meeting and sharing – all of these need physical proximity to happen. We're therefore already in full OUT.FEST 2021 mode, ready to navigate through guaranteed uncertainty but also firmly dreaming that we'll be able to resume the journey on a port more familiar to the one where we've met last time. See you there!