“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” -Henry David Thoreau

Level Ground fills an important niche in both the film-festival circuit and the wider national dialogue around faith, gender, and sexuality. By focusing on small-venue programming, offering intimate discussions and provocative panels featuring prominent leaders, writers, artists, and pastors, and hosting events around the films, the festival is quickly becoming a national innovator in festival programming, art curation, and the LGBT dialogue.

Films featured in the festival will be screened in local theaters and businesses in the Pasadena Playhouse District. In addition to opening and closing galas and the awards ceremony, we will also offer dinner galas, each limited to 40 guests. These events will include a meal, a screening, and an intimate conversation with filmmakers as well as LGBT and faith leaders.

With continued investment and support, the Level Ground Film Festival will, in a few short years, be among the world’s leading LGBT, independent film, and art house festivals.

“Blessed are your eyes because they see….truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but did not see it.” -Matthew 13:16-17