The mission of ImageOut [the Rochester Lesbian and Gay Film & Video Festival, Inc] is to inform, entertain, educate, and enrich the Greater Rochester and Western New York community through the exhibition of multi-racial and multi-cultural films and videos, and through various artistic and educational programs by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. International in scope, ImageOut fosters connections among people from all racial, religious, gender, sexual, ability, economic, class, age and ethnic groups, and serves as a major thread in the progressive art and cultural fabric of the region. ImageOut is dedicated to supporting the distribution and exhibition of LGBT multi-media art forms, and the compensation for and recognition of the creative work of these artists and arts professionals by deepening the appreciation of their work. Its chief program is ImageOut, The Rochester Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival which takes place annually in October.
* ImageOut is a proud sponsor of Rochester Pride and also proudly displays The Empty Closet newspaper in their office.