Movies being screened for the 5th annual Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival start at 11 a.m. today with a 15-minute short film, followed by a feature.
The festival at Camelot Theatres starts with “Between Ring and Pendant,” followed by the 96-minute feature “Mixed Kabob.”
The short-feature format repeats itself through the day, wrapping up with the 12-minute “The Altered Lives of Lavonne Sallee,” followed by the 132-minute feature “Funky Town,” starting about 7:45 p.m.
A wrap party will follow the final movie.
Festival director Michael Green said the festival is hosting about twice as many movies as in previous years, including 38 short films.
“For the last few years, we’ve screened around 11 feature films. This year we will have 23 feature screenings,” Green said. “We will also continue to include a number of short selections paired with the feature films.”
Green said that, with the increase in screenings, “we expect to be able to both broaden our scope and explore the genre more deeply.”
Tickets are $13 each and available from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Camelot box office, 2300 E. Baristo Road, by calling 760-325-6565 or 888-718-4253 or logging on to www.camelottickets.com.
For a festival schedule, go to www.cinemadiverse.org.
The Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is presented by the nonprofit Palm Springs Cultural Center.