People who attend Cinema Diverse every year are sure to recognize some familiar faces when it comes to the filmmakers attending this year's festival. That's because no less than ten of the filmmakers have had films featured in Cinema Diverse in the past. "Independent filmmakers, especially those who are producing films with LGBTQ content, tend to submit to the same festivals each year," Said Michael C. Green, Festival Director. "And the really good ones end up being selected again and again. We have one filmmaker from the United Kingdom who has had a short in the festival for the last three years. We were on of the first festivals to select his first short. This year, his new short was also featured at Frameline and OUTfest. Another, a filmmaker out of Nashville, consistently creates award-winning films that we have been fortunate enough to screen just as they've started the festival circuit. We love to follow them as they find distribution deals and get released."