37th edition of Lovers Film Festival – ConiglioViola for the Lovers Film Festival

The Lovers Film Festival, the oldest festival dedicated to LGBTQI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and intersexual) topics, will be held from April 26 to May 1, 2022 at the Cinema Massimo, the multiplex of the National Cinema Museum in Turin.

The festival, directed by Vladimir Luxuria and founded by Giovanni Minerba and Ottavio Mai, will last 6 days and has returned to its historical time frame.

ConiglioViola has created the 2022 image.

The image of the 37th Lovers Film Festival is a celebration of major icons of LGBTQI+ films, from Marlene Dietrich to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, from The Night Porter to Querelle, passing by way of  Brokeback Mountain and  Priscilla. I am infinitely grateful to ConiglioViola for their graphic re-elaboration; I consider them some of the most interesting, surprising, and creative minds on the international artistic scene. Our Festival will be equally iconic, colorful, and thrilling”, commented the director, Vladimir Luxuria.

Working in close contact with the director Vladimir Luxuria has let us reflect on and give voice and form to some of the pop icons that have always inspired our artistic pathway,” noted ConiglioViola.

The films and the competitive sections

Over 60 movies– feature films, documentaries, and shorts – from all over the world, including 50 in competition.

3 competitive sections: All The Lovers, international feature film competition; Real Lovers, international documentary competition; and Future Lovers, international short film competition.

A jury composed of young students will assign the Young Lovers award, selecting a movie competing in the International Feature Film Competition. A special award dedicated to Giò Stajano will be assigned; based on an idea by the author Willy Vaira and by Claudio Carossa, Lovers dedicates the award to the memory of Giò Stajano, one of the most important and significant figures in Italy’s LGBTQI culture.

The Riflessi nel Buio award is back, assigned to a movie made in a country where being homosexual is a danger and a risk, sometimes mortal.

Another return is the Torino Pride Award, assigned by the Coordinamento Torino Pride, in collaboration with the association Amiche e amici della cultura e del Festival del Cinema LGBT, to a movie which best represents the struggles and militancy of the LGBTQI+ community.

The Lovers Film Festival is realized by the National Cinema Museum of Turin and takes place with the contribution of the Ministry of Culture, the Piedmont Region, and the Municipality of Turin.