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

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.

Overall Rating
  • James Carter

    Cool now I'm waiting for some Executive Producers to ask about doing it as an feature or TV Series.

    January 2021
  • Great Festival!
    Incredible team, awesome Program! It was a pleasure to have our film screening at this year's Cinema Diverse! <3

    September 2020
  • Jason Boegh

    This festival is amazing. The organizers and volunteers are incredibly kind and helpful. This festival really supports the work, the artists and the filmgoing experience in a wonderful, inclusive and fun way. Highly recommend it!

    September 2020
  • Vanessa Leigh

    Thrilled to be part of this festival. Thank you for elevating LGBTQ projects.

    September 2020
  • Robin Wang

    Professionally run. Great communication and programming. I am very proud to have two of my films selected for cinema diverse. Thank you!

    September 2020