Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival

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

10th edition

Sep 21 - Sep 24, 2018
Palm Springs , United States

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films 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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LGBTQ Features

Description This Category is for LGBTQ Feature Length Films (55 minutes +) of all types.
Dates Open call: Feb 15, 2017

Early bird deadline: May 07, 2017
Regular deadline: Jun 07, 2017
Late deadline: Jul 22, 2017

Notification date: Aug 08, 2017
Plan OFF
Full length
Plan ON
All lengths
Early bird deadline    34.44 USD    27.45 USD
Regular deadline    39.01 USD    32.02 USD
Latest deadline    43.59 USD    36.60 USD
Plan OFF prices include the FFL service fee; this is why a fee applies even for festivals without fees.
Plan ON prices guarantee the cheapest price among platforms. Up to 3.40 USD cheaper.
Submitting with a Film Plan on FFL is cheaper than submitting 'for free' on other platforms.
Turn on your Film Plan now!
Restrictions Premiere status is not required
Category 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). We accept submissions either online (via FFL's online player, YouTube or Vimeo) or via regular mail (DVDs).

Festival prefers either DCP or Blu-Ray for exhibition, along with a standard DVD back-up.


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.

Submissions for this category are closed.