Jim Farmer Photo Credit: DJ Pulce [2023]

Jim Farmer

2023 Grand Marshal

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Jim Farmer has served as the festival director of Out On Film, Atlanta's LGBTQIA+ film festival, for the last 15 years. He has helped lead the organization to become one of the major LGBTQIA+ film festivals in the country and an OscarĀ® qualifying one as well. Earlier this year, Out On Film was named as the top film festival in the nation by the readers of USA Today/10Best. As a journalist, he has written about queer arts for Southern Voice/ The Georgia Voice for the last 25 years. Last year he won writing awards from both the NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists and the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and was also nominated for the Online Journalist of the Year Award by the latter. Named as the 2019 Business Man of the Year from the Out Georgia Business Alliance, Farmer has been named to Atlanta Magazine's Atlanta 500 Most Powerful City Leaders list in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. Jim is also an ambassador for the Out Georgia Business Alliance and was on the Atlanta Hawks LGBTQIA+ Pride Council. He lives in Avondale Estates with his husband Craig and dog Douglas.