Kaleidoscope's mission is to provide innovative and unique programming that will engage the hearts and minds of audiences in the State of Arkansas and the surrounding region.
Kaleidoscope celebrates the diversity of the LGBT community and filmmakers by presenting poignant and thought-provoking films documenting LGBT lives truthfully and with respect. The festival exhibits the power of film to transform lives and opinions of those both inside and outside the LGBT community through the universal medium of the cinema.
Kaleidoscope is Arkansas's only major outlet for LGBT films, as well as LGBT filmmakers.
Festival special awards include:
Best Southern Film
Best Student Film
Cheryl Maples Social Justice Award for Documentary Film
Brothers of the Night
The Death of Life of Marsha P Johnson
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin
God's Own Country
The Watermelon Woman