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

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.

4 Reviews

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    Ron Williams

    Beautifully managed festival at the beautiful Camelot and Desert Cinema venues.

    October 2016
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    Tom Goss

    Had a great time at Cinema Diverse! Great people, moving films and everyone was very hospitable!

    October 2016
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    Steve Parker

    Michael Green directs a great festival, and brings together an amazing group of staff and volunteers. It's a very warm and friendly atmosphere, and especially well programmed. I've had three films there, and all the experiences were outstanding.

    September 2016
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    Mario J Novoa

    Fantastic festival with a welcoming and supporting group of staff and volunteers!

    May 2016