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.

Rules & Terms

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). Online submissions or DVDs can be accepted for viewing.

Festival prefers not to exhibit in DVD format.

9 Reviews

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • false
    Angie Comer

    I wish I could've stayed much longer, but I enjoyed meeting the staff and programmers of the festival and the filmmakers as well. Everyone was so kind and I really loved the audience for the block of shorts where my film screened.

    October 2017
  • false
    Edward King

    What a great experience!! Cinema Diverse is a wonderful festival for filmmakers. Everyone was very genuine and nice. They made us feel right at home. The quality of the films was outstanding. I will definitely be recommending them to my fellow filmmakers. Thank you Cinema Diverse for a wonderful experience!

    October 2017
  • false
    Max Cole

    Excellent festival. Excellent. Thank you for selecting our film. Hope to attend in the future. 5 stars!

    October 2017
  • false
    Noelle Messier

    I had such a wonderful time at this festival. Everything was well organized, films well programmed, and filmmaker lounge discussions were excellent. Fabulous networking opportunities with LGBT media companies and a personable and grateful, staff, and audience. Thank you Michael. :)

    October 2017
  • false
    Bin Chen

    Great Festival! Michael is a very friendly and responsible person! Will visit it next time!

    October 2017