35th year for the oldest LGBTQI film festival in Europe and the third oldest in the world

Submissions for selection now open. Entries must reach us by 19 March 2020. New Director Vladimir Luxuria, together with the selection panel (Angelo Acerbi, Elsi Perino and Alessandro Uccelli) are hard at work preparing this year’s festival.

Lovers Film Festival is now open for submissions. This will be the 35th year for the oldest film festival in Europe on LGBTQI-themes (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex), and the third oldest in the world. The venue will be Cinema Massimo, the National Cinema Museum’s multiplex theatre, the dates are from 30 April to 4 May.

The festival will consist of four competition sections: All The Lovers, International Competition for Feature Films; Real Lovers, International Competition for Documentaries; Future Lovers, International Competition for Short Films and the Gio’ Stajano Prize, which Lovers Festival, inspired by an idea from writer Willy Vaira and Claudio Carossa, awards to honour the memory of Giò Stajano, one of the most important and influential figures for LGBTQI culture in Italy. Entries can be submitted using the entry form on the festival website or through the FilmFreeway platform by and no later than 19 March 2020.

Meanwhile, our new Director Vladimir Luxuria is hard at work on the programme of our 35th festival, which promises to be full of the innovative ideas and fresh creative inputs that have been a feature of the festival for more than three decades.

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