HBO & Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds BELIEVER Premieres At Out Web Fest

HBO & Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds BELIEVER Premieres At Out Web FestPremiere queer global streaming network, Revry, is proud to present the 3rd annual Out Web Fest (OWF), the first queer web festival celebrating the best in independent LGBTQ digital storytelling.

At Youtube Space LA, this year's opening night film will be the West Coast premiere of the acclaimed HBO documentary film, BELIEVER, directed by Don Argott, produced by Live Nation Productions and starring Imagine Dragons' frontman Dan Reynolds. Prior to the screening, OWF will celebrate its annual Revry Visibility Awards honoring Youtube sensation Ingrid Nilsen and LGBTQ advocate organization LOVELOUD. The festival continues through the weekend at The London West Hollywood hotel with screenings, panels and two Powerhouse Industry Pitchfests for content creators wanting to pitch today's top executives in the digital domain. OWF is a three day festival that introduces international and local digital content creators, producers, and fans to inclusive programming, acknowledging the cultural significance of this revolutionary intersection of medium and storytelling. Festival Tickets Available Now at: https://www.OutWebFest.com Only Pitchfest Tickets HERE.

BELIEVER (West Coast Premiere): Imagine Dragons' frontman Dan Reynolds comes to a crossroads when he witnesses fellow members of the Mormon church spurned due to their sexual orientation. Since 2008, teen suicide rates in Utah have skyrocketed, which many people attribute to the Mormon church's official stance regarding same-sex relationships. Director Don Argott follows Dan and openly gay former Mormon Tyler Glenn, lead singer of Neon Trees, as they decide to create LOVELOUD, a music and spoken-word festival designed to spark dialogue between the church and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Produced by Live Nation Productions, BELIEVER will debut June 25th on HBO.

The Revry Visibility Awards annually honors those persons and/or organizations that participate in evolving society's perspectives on LGBTQ issues. This year Revry is proud to honor Youtube icon Ingrid Nilsen for her profound impact in LGBTQ advocacy and Dan Reynold's non-profit organization LOVELOUD for bringing unconditional love and support to out LGBTQ+ friends and families. (Bios Below) Presenters of these awards include Tegan Quin of Tegan and Sara, as well as past Visibility Award winners.

May 19th & 20th - Festival @ The London West Hollywood Hotel

2018 Full Program & Tickets at: https://www.OutWebFest.com

OWF 2017 Trailer: https://youtu.be/dmuVo3Mal-4

OWF POWERHOUSE INDUSTRY PITCHFEST are both days and will will provide content creators the rare opportunity to pitch their stories to a variety of industry executives from the most influential digital production companies today. Tickets for the Pitchfest are limited and separate from the festival passes. For PITCHFEST tickets go HERE. The prestigious list includes:

Saturday May 19th (2pm-3:30pm) - OWF's POWERHOUSE INDUSTRY PITCHFEST: Brian Graden Media - Brian Graden Brian Graden Media - Ben Jehoshua Funny or Die - Chris Michael Seed&Spark - Emily Best Entertainment One - Angela Nikas The Sims Group - Matt Sims TheMachine - Kevin Herrera Blue Fever - Madison Kern Black & Sexy - Dennis Dortch
Sunday May 20th (2pm-3:30pm) - OWF's POWERHOUSE INDUSTRY PITCHFEST: Tello Films - Christin Baker Powderkeg Media - Laura Fischer IFC - David Person INTO - Brandon Burcl FamiLeague - Aimee Helfand Anti-Villan Media - Brent Trotter Anti-Villan Media - Paris McCoy Queerty - John Halbach Nacelle Company / Comedy Dynamics - Griffin Gmelich Adaptive Studios - Kate Grady
OWF PANELS Saturday May 19th (4pm-4:45pm) - Buffer Festival LA Saturday May 19th (5:15pm-6pm) - StartOut Sunday May 20th (4pm-4:45pm) - How to Create a Successful Podcast Sunday May 20th (5:15pm-6pm) - Creating Content for Music
OWF is proud to welcome Q.Digital as an official Media Sponsor. HBO & Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds BELIEVER Premieres At Out Web Fest
LOVELOUD Mission Statement: "Ignite the vital conversation about what it means to unconditionally love, understand, accept, and support out LGBTQ+ friends and family."

Dan Reynolds Dan Reynolds, a third generation Las Vegas native, is lead singer for the Grammy winning band Imagine Dragons. Born to a family of nine children, Dan grew up writing and recording music before beginning his studies at Brigham Young University and later UNLV. Dan left his schooling to form Imagine Dragons, which had its start making ends meet playing casinos and bars in Las Vegas before signing to KidinaKorner/Interscope Records. The band has since sold over 12 million albums and 35 million singles worldwide. In 2016, Dan formed Interscope imprint Night Street Records, whose first signing, K.Flay is nominated for two 2018 Grammy Awards. Having publicly expressed his concern for the rising suicide rate in LGBTQ+ youth, Dan founded the LOVELOUD Foundation in 2017 to bring awareness to the growing crisis. Its mission is the bring communities and families together to help ignite the vital conversation of what it means to unconditionally love LGBTQ+ youth. Dan also currently serves as a board member for The Tyler Robinson Foundation, a charity he co-founded which helps support pediatric cancer families in financial distress. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife Aja and their three girls.

Ingrid Nilsen Ingrid Nilsen is a Lifestyle Expert and Online Video Personality, who has amassed over 7 million followers across all her social channels and over 4 million subscribers on her Youtube channel alone. Since coming out on her channel, Ingrid has become a voice for strong, independent young women. Nilsen was named a Change Ambassador to the UN focusing on the global fight for gender equality and regularly speaks out on advancing the awareness of the tampon tax. Her voice on the matter has been featured in publications such as Newsweek, TIME and Cosmopolitan. Additionally, Ingrid was recently featured in the 2016 OUT 100 list.

About Out Web Fest (OWF)

OWF is the world's only digital festival dedicated to celebrating web series, short films and music videos by and for the global queer community. OWF's mission is to provide the opportunity for all queer content creators to connect with the global community and celebrate the progressive evolution of LGBTQ+ entertainment. OWF breaks the mold of other festivals by giving prominence and a voice to the honest and unfiltered digital short-form storytelling that does not rely on access to resources, lofty budgets, or elite "movers and shakers" in the industry.

In the 21st Century short-form content leads as the hottest and fastest growing category in digital entertainment and we believe it is the perfect forum to share multiple perspectives of queer culture that make our stories some of the most innovative, ground-breaking, and unique in the world. OWF introduces international and local digital content creators, producers, and fans to inclusive programming that acknowledges the cultural significance of this revolutionary intersection of medium and storytelling.

This festival will feature screenings, panels with industry experts, and a pitchfest which will allow creators a chance to speak one on one with working industry professionals. The festival will conclude with an awards ceremony and closing night party. For more information, please visit http://www.outwebfest.com/

About Revry

Revry is the premiere queer digital media network for the inclusive 21st century LGBTQ+ community. As the first-ever global queer streaming service, Revry offers a uniquely curated selection of domestic and international entertainment that includes iconic, award-winning narrative and documentary films, cutting-edge series and originals along with the world's largest queer libraries of groundbreaking podcasts, music albums and videos. Revry is available worldwide on seven OTT, mobile, and online platforms, and hosts an exclusive linear channel on Pluto TV with a reach of over 10 million people in over 100 countries. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Revry is led by an inclusive team of queer, multi-ethnic and allied partners who bring decades of experience in the fields of tech, digital media, and queer advocacy. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @REVRYTV. Go Online to: www.Revry.com.

ABOUT Youtube SPACES

YouTube Spaces are state-of-the-art production facilities designed specifically for Youtube creators to produce great video content, from production and editing through uploading to YouTube. Run by YouTube's in-house experts, the Spaces serve as a creative production facility for both established and emerging Youtube creators who are part of the Youtube Partner Program. Located in Los Angeles, Dubai, London, Tokyo, Paris, New York, Mumbai, Sa?o Paulo, Toronto and Berlin, Youtube Spaces enable creators to learn from industry experts, collaborate with other creators, and have access to the latest production and post-production digital video equipment. The Youtube Spaces offers numerous programs that are free of charge for creators, provided they qualify and their application to use the Space is accepted. For more information, please visit https://www.youtube.com/spaces.

About StartOut
StartOut connects LGBTQ entrepreneurs to empower great leaders and businesses. Learning, growing, sharing, and enriching YOUR BUSINESS is at the heart of StartOut's mission. Our goal is to create jobs and prosperity for LGBTQ individuals and the local communities they contribute to, and to be recognized and respected for those efforts. Our main programs are networking, access to capital, mentorship, and education. In our efforts, we are driven to inspire all LGBTQ entrepreneurs to achieve new heights. For more info, visit: http://www.startout.org

About Buffer Festival LA

Buffer Festival is an annual showcase of Youtube world premieres, bringing the most acclaimed digital creators and their audiences together. The festival includes a variety of programming, including a red carpet gala and premiere screenings, with YouTube's highest quality content on full display. Now entering its sixth edition, the festival will host its annual four day event in September. For Ticket and Show information please visit https://bufferfestival.com

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