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.

Best of Fest - Audience Choice

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

Festival prefers not to exhibit in DVD format.

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  • Richard Louprasong

    It was an honor to be back at this festival. Lots of fun movies! Thank you again for having my film play there!

    October 2021
  • Kelsey Faamausili

    It was a wonderful experience being a part of this LGBTQ+ festival. The festival team was so communicative and we were so excited to be a part of such a diverse lineup of films. Thanks for making us a part of it this year! And thanks to the audience for making us a Fest Favorite.

    October 2021
  • Always a great experience being a part of this LGBTQ+ festival -- great communication and a supportive team. The fest itself is an amazingly broad selection of films. Thanks for making us a part of it this year! And thanks to the audiences for making us a Fest Favorite.

    October 2021
  • This was our third film to screen with this festival, and they have always been kind and responsive. Looking forward to a 4th! :-)

    October 2021
  • Aaron Bear

    An amazing Queer film festival with lots of thoughtful programming.

    October 2021