Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival

2023 North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival

The Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival returns September 26-29, 2024, to celebrate its 16th season at the Fargo Theatre in downtown Fargo, North Dakota. An online encore takes place September 30- October 14 via our virtual cinema on Eventive.

Online Encore

Online Encore

Join our Online Encore September 30- Oct 14.

Explore the Program

Explore the Program

Explore the films and events for the 15th annual Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival.

Our History

The Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival grew out of a Queer Film Series artist Raymond Rea curated for Minnesota State University Moorhead upon his arrival from San Francisco in 2008.

Since 2009, the festival has screened films from national and international sources, all focusing on the lived experience of the Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Transgender communities (we realize that those communities encompass more than the letters LGBT).

In 2020, Raymond retired from the festival to return his attention to his own artistic career. Beginning with the 12th season, the Human Family proudly committed to continuing Ray’s vision of bringing current and relevant queer film to the northern communities of Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota.

The festival hosts an average of 35 narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental films each year. The festival takes place over four days annually in September at the historic Fargo Theatre in downtown Fargo, North Dakota. The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 closed the Fargo Theatre and prompted the festival to move online, introducing it to a global audience for the first time.

When asked to develop a festival statement at its most concise, we landed on this:

“There is a place where you are seen. Let us show it to you.”

2023 Advisory Board

Colleen Egan

Colleen Egan

Moorhead, MN

They/Them/Their

Cindy Roholt

Cindy Roholt

Fargo, ND

She/Her/Hers

Cody Schuler

Cody Schuler

Fargo, ND

He/Him/His

Festival Staff

Shawn Cotter

Shawn Cotter

Festival Director

He/Him/His

Ben Efron

Ben Efron

Technical Director

He/Him/His

Our Supporters

Upcoming Events

26 Sept

Festival Begins

The Fargo Theatre | Fargo

30 Sept

Online Encore Begins

Eventive | Virtual Cinema

14 Oct

Online Encore Ends

Eventive | Virtual Cinema
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