November 10th-12th, 2017!
OutReels Cincinnati is the LGBTQ movie festival of Northern KY and Cincinnati. Its purpose is to present stories that entertain, speak on sociopolitical issues, create conversations around the films and issues, and honor filmmakers in the professional industry who use the medium of a motion picture to make the change in our society and the world through their art.
Founder and Festival Director
Chuck Beatty has worked for 6 years as the Festival Director and founder of the CNKY Film Festival, which later took on the name “OutReels Cincinnati”, the film festival started by The Gay and Lesbian Center of Cincinnati.
Chuck is a member of Imperial Sovereign Queen City Court of the Buckeye Empire (ISQCCBE) and a committee member for Northern Kentucky Pride. He served as editor for two former local LGBTQ lifestyle magazines: CNKY Magazine and Unite Cincinnati.
Chuck has a reputation as a tireless supporter of the LGBTQ community in the Greater Cincinnati area and has produced several cabaret fundraisers for local charities including Caracole.
David has been involved with the festival since its inception and has juggled a variety of roles. His main focus is on helping to choose films that are entertaining, relevant, topical, and thought-provoking for an LGBTQA audience.