The Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival seeks to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender lived experience 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 film-makers. 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 a 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 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 experience.

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.

Overall Rating
  • 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
  • נטע שלו

    Such a great festival, well orginazied, really good communication with us film makers, and off course- great films! highly recommended

    September 2020
  • Tathagata Ghosh

    A brilliant festival with a brilliant curation. Great communication and the respect for the films and the filmmakers is truly something that amazed me. Kudos to Sean for putting together the festival and for having our film "Miss Man". Eager to be back again with a future project.

    September 2020
  • Brandon Krajewski

    Sean and his team were very clear communicators from the start; even during the submission process. This is in stark contrast to so many festivals which don’t even send you a boiler plate rejection letter anymore, you just get an email from Film Freeway notifying you that the judging status has been changed to “Not Selected.” Thankfully, my film Stone | Fruit was included in the festival and they were champs about setting things up online for the first time and things ran smoothly. The festival was virtual in 2020 due to Covid-19, so I can’t speak to what an in person gathering was like. But I imagine if the friendliness and professional level were translated to an in-person event, it would be a great fest to attend. I so wish I could have. Definitely include it in your queer circuit submissions.

    September 2020
  • Alex Crozier

    This is a great festival. They are warm, welcoming, and engaged with the filmmakers they're presenting.

    September 2020