Fire!! is a film show organized by El Casal Lambda, a non-profit association whose objective is the normalization of homosexuality. Since 1976, it has been offering a meeting and orientation space for gays and lesbians, and it is also a documentation center on sexuality for professionals. Casal Lambda carries out important work to raise awareness among public institutions, political parties and society as a whole, with the organization of cultural activities, including the Mostra Internacional de Cinema Gai i Lesbià de Barcelona, which this year reaches its 28th edition.

The name of the festival is a tribute to the New York magazine FIRE!!! which was published at the end of the 1920s and was directed by the black and homosexual writer Richard Bruce Nugent. Bruce Nugent belonged to the Harlem Renaissance movement and was portrayed in one of the festival's most emblematic films, "Brother to Brother", which the festival screened in its 2008 edition.

La Mostra FIRE!!! is a pioneer festival of gay and lesbian cinema in Spain, and is an essential reference in the history of the LGTBI collective in our country.

The 2023 edition of the Mostra FIRE!!!

La Mostra FIRE!!! returns with its current edition, consolidating itself as an outstanding LGTBI film festival at national and international level. Barcelona is once again positioned as a world capital in this field. With 28 in-person editions and one digital edition, the festival has challenged social norms and promoted the power of love in all its manifestations. The slogan "Love conquers all" summarizes the clear message that the festival has defended since its inception: to vindicate the transforming power of love.

Outstanding films of this year's edition

  • Eismayer
  • Los agitadores
  • Pornomelancolía
  • Petit Mal
  • Two Eyes
  • Alteritats
  • A distance place
  • Te estoy amando locamente
  • Les Meilleures

Festival sections

Opening film

FIRE!!! opens at the Institut Français with the Austrian film Eismayer on June 8 at 8:00 pm. Based on a true story, Eismayer deals with the stereotypical image of men and explores the extent to which sexual orientation is automatically associated with certain social roles.

Official section: feature films

Fiction feature films, most of them premiered in our country or in Barcelona, which have been screened at the most important film festivals in the world.

Official section: documentaries

Documentaries that are mostly premiered in our country or in Barcelona, and that have been screened at the most important film festivals in the world.

Official section: short films

A special section of aesthetically forceful short films.

Trans Screen

A section that focuses on the representation of transsexuality in fiction films.

East of Eden

A section prepared in collaboration with Casa Àsia, dedicated to LGBT cinema from Asian countries.

Best of FIRE!

The best films that have gone through FIRE!!!

Fire!!! on tour

FIRE!!! leaves Barcelona and goes on tour to other cities in Catalonia.

FIRE!!! Pro

Section aimed at professionals in the film industry, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the world of cinema.

Educational Program

Two-day educational program at the Institut Français, for ESO and Bachillerato school groups and their teachers.

Closing film

FIRE!!! will close on Sunday, June 18 at 10:00 pm with the feature film Crissy Judy, a bittersweet comedy that shows us the most fragile side of queer culture.

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Zip code
Sarrià Sant Gervasi
Institut français de Barcelona, Carrer de Moià 8

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