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Cinema Diverse 2014 is now accepting submissions.

We are now accepting submissions for our 2014 Festival (September 18-21, 2014).


and Film Freeway

for film Submissions.

Posted by Michael Carroll Green on May 6, 2014 at 3:05pm

Coming soon: Cinema Diverse at Sea Spring Cruise and Fundraiser

Cinema Diverse at Sea: Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

7 nights | Apr 26-May 3, 2014 • All Aboard the Celebrity Century!

Pursue your passion for screening the best new independent gay and lesbian films on cruise vacations designed for the entire LGBT community, our families, friends and supporters. Produced by Michael C. Green, Managing Director of The Palm Springs Cultural Center, and hosted by the incredible (and VERY funny) Shann Carr, Cinema Diverse at Sea supplements the 7-year history of this world-class LGBT film festival.

Your All-Access Pass for screenings and exclusive events is included in…


Posted by Michael Carroll Green on April 7, 2014 at 6:00pm


Thank you for a very successful 2013!
Check out this year's record number of Festival Favorites:

Audiences chose a record number of Festival Favorites (16 Feature Films and 22 Shorts). To be a Festival Favorite, a film must score an average audience approval rating of 8.5 or higher on a scale from 1 to 10. 

Feature films selected by audiences as Festival Favorites include Southern Baptist Sissies, Undressing Israel: Gay Men in the Promised Land, Chicken Soup with Knives, Carl(a), Disturber of the Peace, Lewd and Lascivious, Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years: 1984-1992, Big Gay Love, Out West, What’s the “T”, Teach Your Children Well, In the Name Of (which also had the highest average among the favorites), Birthday Cake, In Harvie: Superhero, I Am Divine and The Last Match.


Audience picks as Festival Favorites among Short Films included Brighton, The Package, The Denied, Families are Forever, Dear Santa, Barbie Boy, Straight with You, Whispers of Life, Bakersfield, Earth, Way too Many Problems, Playing it Straight, Straight Talk, Cologne, Dry Dock, An Exchange, Greg's List, The Ugly Duckling, Lavender Hill, Being Stavros, Remember to Breathe, Scotty Works Out, Happy Birthday, and Born to Dance This Way.

Welcome to Cinema Diverse: The Gay & Lesbian Film Festival • Palm Springs

All screenings take place at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs.

Tickets and passes on sale now!

IN PERSON: Camelot Theatres Box Office
(11:30 AM - 8:00 PM) 2300 E. Baristo Road

BY PHONE: 888-718-4253

2014 Schedule to come

Schedule announcements coming soon!


CINEMA DIVERSE: The Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the best in LGBT Cinema.

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


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