resist easy answers.

The Level Ground festival experience is a one-of-a-kind event that gathers a community around meaningful art for conversation and connection. Our hope is that Level Ground will inspire empathy, create a listening space, and cultivate a better way of speaking with one another across our many differences in identities and beliefs. 

Each Level Ground festival experience is specially curated to include a diversity of film screenings, live music, dance, and theater performances, visual art exhibits, catered meals, panel discussions, stand-up comedy, live podcasts, and workshops for the purpose of resisting easy answers regarding topics of gender identity and human sexuality. 

We draw a unique audience that reflects the full spectrum of religious (and non-religious) beliefs, gender identities, and sexual orientations. All denominations, theologies, beliefs, races, and ages are welcome. 

To be in a room with such a diverse group of people and to hear personal stories of grief, faith, sexual identity, self-discovery, longing, love and what it means to be human, is to recognize that we are much more united than we realize.
— 2014 Festival Attendee
Going to Level Ground was a game changer for our outreach and engagement efforts around the film. The festival helped me understand that we have the opportunity to really make a difference in the evangelical faith community. I often talk to other audiences and the press about the dialogue we had at Level Ground because of the profound effect on me. I will always be grateful to Level Ground for showing me that dialogue and tolerance for LGBT rights is possible in the evangelical faith community.
— Director Roger Ross Williams, God Loves Uganda
Moral of the story: human beings are NOT caricatures and we hold more things in common than we ever thought possible.
— 2015 Festival Attendee
The film festival was first rate in every way sparking conversation and granting insight.
— Dr. Rob Johnston, professor of Theology and Culture