Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival

Cinema Diverse // Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

11th edition

Sep 20 - Sep 23, 2020
Palm Springs , United States

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Commercial, Docu-feature, Documentary, Multimedia, Music video, Narrative fiction, Web
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre LGBT, Transgender

Mission / description 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 film festival that presents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cinema from around the world.

Each year, we invite filmmakers, writers, directors, producers, actors, film artists,
film lovers, distributors and other industry professionals to join us in Palm Springs for an exciting celebration of the motion pictures that reflect, inform, enrich and
often transform lives.

We believe LGBTQ films and LGBTQ film festivals are critical to our local community, and to the world community, because they tell stories
that remind us of where we came from, who we are, and who we can be. They tell stories that not only inform and transform those within our community, but also have the power to change the lives and attitudes of people outside our community.

LGBTQ Film-makers, and the stories they tell through the movies they make, empower our community, advance our efforts to gain equal rights, and often introduce us to a world that has heretofore never known us.

Join us.
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Class Founded: 2008
Festival category: C (national relevance, national player)
Dates Open call: Mar 15, 2018

Early bird deadline: May 04, 2018
Regular deadline: Jun 08, 2018
Late deadline: Jul 20, 2018

Notification date: Aug 10, 2018

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Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
General rules 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). Only DVDs can be accepted for viewing.

Festival prefers not to exhibit in DVD format.

Should your submission be selected, you are granting non-exclusive rights for us to screen your film at our festival. We also require non-exclusive rights to use an excerpt of your submission for publicity purposes on the internet, radio or on television.