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

Festival Favorites - Audience Choice
Director's 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). DCPs, Blu-Rays or DVDs can be accepted for viewing.

Festival prefers not to exhibit in DVD format.

Overall Rating
  • Charzette Torrence

    Love this film festival it communicated very well with all the Filmaker’s and we enjoyed it .This Festival is awesome .Our film “Jillian’s Peak “ Sweet Tea Won the favorite shot drama thanks . Charzette and Danielle

    November 2022

    Thanks to the committee and to the festival organizers. Thank you to the jury of the Cinema Diverse Film Festival for awarding me the festival favorite prize for "Paroles, paroles" (Words, words). Best wishes from France.

    October 2022
  • Kai Morgan

    Thank you to Michael Green for his kind assistance throughout the festival and for championing indie films such as our own, NOT A TAME LION and including them alongside studio films within their impressive lineup.

    October 2022
  • Amir Zargara

    Thanks for having us :)

    October 2022
  • Stephanie Trudeau

    I'm so glad I was able to attend the screening of my short film at Cinema Diverse - Palm Springs Film Festival. I'm also glad I was able to see many other films screened. The festival director, Michael Greene was gracious and supportive. Actually, all the staff was. I was so wowed by the other films and humbled to be included among so much talent. And the audience attendance and response was huge. What a great film festival.

    October 2022