Lovers Goes Industry

At the 33rd Lovers Film Festival 2018, for the first time in Italy, a place dedicated to the LGBTQI film industry




The 33rd Lovers Film Festival– Torino LGBTQI Visions, the oldest LGBTQI film festival in Europe(directed by Irene Dionisio with Giovanni Minerba as a president, in collaboration with Associazione Culturale Drugantis, and sponsored by Compagnia di San Paolo) this year will hold the first Lovers Goes Industry forum. This will be the first space set up as part of a film festival for movie professionals working in the LGBTQI film industry to meet and share experiences. It will be held on Saturday 21 April, during the 2018 Lovers Film Festival (Turin, 20 - 24 April 2018).


Lovers FF will thus become a prestigious meeting point for all the professionals in the LGBTQI industry: producers, distributors, movie theatre owners and filmmakers will be invited to take part in a day of networking, an event that will include panels, debates, and movie pitches. There will also be presentations of some work-in-progress film projects. Selected through a call for submissions, these will be movies in post-production or very recently completed, which are in search of partners or distributors. The Festival will also be issuing invitations to some international agencies to present their catalogue of films. The aim of the event is to facilitate networking between professionals in this sector, with a particular focus on the distribution of LGBTQI movies.


Turin and the Lovers FF will host a real movie market for LGBTQI-themed contents, an event that does not exist at any other festival, a market that will grow over time, becoming an important, not-to-be-missed, yearly date for all professionals in this sector.


Lovers Goes Industry intends to make this forum a point of reference for LGBTQI film festivals in Italy, an event that completes the mission of our Turin festival.

Another of our aims is to attract interest in the Festival from industry professionals (producers, distributors, directors, festival delegates) and from the press.

The day-long event will be supported by Piemonte Film Commission, Torino Film Lab, ARCI Torino, and Ucca.