The Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival seeks to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender lived experiences through the visions of innovative film and video makers. We seek films and videos that enrich, entertain, and encourage a sense of community. This festival hopes to recognize the diversity of local, regional, national, and international LGBT communities.
Since 2009 the Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival has provided a much-needed source of insight and entertainment, through the eyes of Queer filmmakers. From documentaries to romantic comedies the film festival provides a wide range of film exposure opportunities for our viewers.
Each year, a representative jury views a wide range of submissions to bring you the most thought-provoking, entertaining, and pivotal films.
The FMLGBT Film Festival takes place annually at the historic Fargo Theatre in downtown Fargo. An online component has been added to allow these important films to be seen in rural parts of the state that do not traditionally have access to the festival.
Each category within the festival will host a juried competition for "Best of...". Additionally, an executive committee will award a "Best of Show" award annually to recognize work with high artistic and informational value. Additional awards may be given within each category at the judgment of the jury (i.e. best cinematographer, editing, sound, etc.).
Award-winning filmmakers will receive a physical award and a small stipend to help with travel to the festival.
Filmmakers who have their films selected for the festival will receive an admissions package to the festival.
We are seeking films and videos that have content that addresses Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender lived experiences.
We recognize that filmmakers from marginalized groups are often also economically disadvantaged. For that reason, we have kept our entry fees very low.
We do not have a standing budget for rentals. If your film will require a rental fee you MUST LET FESTIVAL STAFF KNOW ON SUBMISSION. If you do not let us know, we will assume that the film can be screened without a fee.