Alli Logout (they/them) is a black, gender non-conforming filmmaker and performance artist whose work explores the South, the abject, and the body. Most recently Logout won the 2019 Barbra Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant. Their work creates cinematic social experiments in collaboration with non-professional actors to author counter-narratives from within their own communities and subcultures. Centering Blackness and Queerness in the South, the creation of those identities, and their deconstruction, Logout’s work utilizes the material of lived-in stories to propose a new form of being, not as a fantasy, but with feet firmly planted in the now.

Their work has been seen nationally and internationally, including exhibitions and screenings at the SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco, BFI Flare, London, Mix NYC, New York, and the Korea Queer Culture Festival, Seoul. Their film Lucid Noon, Sunset Blush (2015) won ‘Best Feminist Short’ at the Scottish Queer International Film Festival. Logout is also the writer and vocalist of the punk band, Special Interest. They are co-founder and co-director of Studio LaLaLa, a black and trans operated production studio focused on aiding underprivileged communities in the creation of their own narratives.