33 Lovers Film Festival Turin LGBTQI Visions (20th – 24th April 2018) has just ended. It saw an increase by 20 % of spectators in the cinema (from 18.000 in 2017 to 21.500 in 2018) notwithstanding its shorter duration (one day less), while the success of OFF EVENTS is confirmed with more than people.


This trend confirms strong sense of community which has permeated the festival. With its cinema-friendly, militant and pop spirit it stands out as a story-proof about LGBTQI rights trough cinema competitions, Special and OFF Events.  Even the number of the Festival cultural partners has increased.


Many International guests took part in 33 Lovers Film Festival, directed by Irene Dionisio and chaired by Giovanni Minerba, from Rupert Everett, who attended the national preview of the film The happy prince in which he performed as director and as actor. Well-known guests from the world of entertainment and culture livened up the five days of the Festival: the godmother Valeria Golino, the presenter Pino Strabioli, music guests Francesco Gabbani, Nina Zilli, Immanuel, jury members Pif, Concita De Gregorio, Margherita Giacobino, Lucia Mascino, Davide Scalenghe, Olga Gambari and Cosimo Terlizzi.


Many personalities involved and linked to LGBTQI world such Francesca Vecchioni or senator Monica Cirinnà gave a great contribution.



days of programming (1 One day less than in 2017)

26.600 spectators between the cinema and off events

2 sold out premières

81 scheduled titles

6 international previews

4 European previews

52 Italian previews

24 countries represented

4 competitive sections and 4 juries

1 newIndustry event

4 money prizes

11 venues

11 off events

20 live performances

3 master-classes

1 workshops

10  talks

1exhibition itinerary

24 partners

7 media partners

100 students involved

50 volunteers

515 accreditation released (with an increase by more then 20%) of which 87 journalists

20. 000 followers on social networks (Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) with an increase by20%
10. 000 programmes distributed

2.000 photos

30 videos of which, 1 teaser, 1 spot and 5 daily video-pills