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.

Award-winning filmmakers will receive a virtual 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.

All selected films will be available both at our in person festival and virtually online, hosted on our eventive platform. Upon selection, all films will need a DCP file for in person screenings and an Mp4 or.MOV file for virtual screenings.

Overall Rating
  • Wonderful festival executed with the highest level of professionalism. I truly enjoyed my experience as a film maker at the FM LGBT Film Festival!

    October 2022
  • I loved this fest! Such a boost to my morale as a filmmaker!

    October 2021

    Incredible top-notch festival! Sean and everyone involved at FM LGBTQ Film Festival were communicative, friendly and enthusiastic to promote the films. Although the festival had to be virtual this year due to the pandemic, it was handled so professionally and the screenings were successful! We were honored to receive the Outstanding Documentary Feature award and look forward to attending in person in the future! Submit to this festival - you will not be disappointed!

    September 2021
  • Sydne Horton

    It was an absolute treat finding a home with FM LGBT for our film META!! The curated films were an impressive batch of queer narratives and the festival communication was top notch. Though the festival was online this year, the team made the most of it and I couldn't recommend this festival enough.

    September 2021
  • An exciting and interesting festival, from a group of kind and inclusive people. I highly recommend both submitting as a filmmaker, and participating as an audience member!

    October 2020