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. 


Pre-sales for VIP and Weekend passes opens on Black Friday, November 23. The early bird pricing continues through Saturday, December 1. Sales for day passes and individual screening blocks opens on January 2. All tickets and passes can be purchased at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater Box Office.

  • VIP passes: Entry to all film screenings, VIP reception, VIP brunch, and other planned events

  • Weekend passes: Entry to all film screenings

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.


2018 Screening: the wound

The South African film was a hard-edged but beautifully wrought study of clashing Xhosa models of masculinity, as well as with the agony involved in suppressing the truth about your sexuality—and also in revealing it.


festival week schedule

The 2019 Film Festival schedule is not set but will include additional screenings at the IU Cinema and community workshops. 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