11th Annual

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival

September 20, 2018 to September 23, 2018

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555 East San Lorenzo Road
Palm Springs CA 92264
Phone: 760-880-4921
Fax: 760-322-0784

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LGBT Feature Length Films
LGBT Shorts


CINEMA DIVERSE: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival, is dedicated to advancing and further strengthening our diverse gay community through the establishment of a world-class forum that presents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cinema from around the world. We bring together film artists, film lovers and industry professionals in a celebration of motion pictures that reflect, inform, enrich and often transform lives.

Cinema Diverse is a program of the Palm Springs Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals. For more information, please visit http://www.psculturalcenter.org.


Since 2008, CINEMA DIVERSE: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival, has been bringing LGBTQ cinema to members of the Greater Palm Springs community. We believe LGBTQ films and LGBTQ film festivals are critical to our local community, and to the world community, because they tell stories that remind us of where we came from, who we are, and who we can be. They tell stories that not only inform and transform those within our community, but also have the power to change the lives and attitudes of people outside our community.

LGBTQ Film-makers, and the stories they tell through the movies they make, empower our community, advance our efforts to gain equal rights, and often introduce us to a world that has heretofore never known us.


Michael Green (Director); Michael Green (Director); Michael Green (Director); Michael Green (Director)


Films and videos should be of interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgendered people. We will consider narrative, documentary, experimental and/or animated films and videos (features and shorts). Only DVDs can be accepted for viewing.

Festival prefers not to exhibit in DVD format.


Should your submission be selected, you are granting non-exclusive rights for us to screen your film at our festival. We also require non-exclusive rights to use an excerpt of your submission for publicity purposes on the internet, radio or on television.