Serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and gender and sexual minority communities of Bloomington and South Central Indiana

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2019 PRIDE Film Festival

The Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival explores the lives and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community through feature-length and short films, talkbacks, and programming that promote community-wide attitudes of awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of diversity. 

The 17th annual festival takes place February 1–2 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington, Indiana. 

film submissions

The submission window for the 2019 Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival closes on Saturday, December 8. 



The 2018 lineup included nine screening blocks with 25 films and two filmmaker talkbacks. Short and feature-length films included After Louie, The Wound, TransMute, Signature Move, The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, and Snapshots.


friday, jan. 26 at 5pm
Buskirk-chumley theater


festival week schedule

Film Festival activities kick off Sunday, Jan. 21 and run through Saturday, Jan. 27. Check out the event schedule to get all of these great events on your calendar. If you have a fringe event taking place during Film Festival Week, be sure to let us know and we'll add it to the schedule!


Filmmaker Awards

Bloomington PRIDE will award the following prizes at the 2018 PRIDE Film Festival: 

Alfred C. Kinsey Prize: given to a film that furthers our understanding of gender and sexuality. The winning filmmaker is invited to submit a copy of the film to the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.  

Danielle McClelland Emerging Filmmaker Award: honors a new filmmaker (who has submitted no more than two films on the festival circuit) who contributes to the advancement of LGBTQ film.

Jury Selection: honors the overall favorite of members of the Film Selection Committee. 

See 2018 winners »


2018 Film Festival Sponsors

Please contact us if your business or organization is interested in supporting the Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival. For the complete list of Film Festival sponsors and donors, please visit the festival's sponsorship page