Interview with Festival Director Antoine Leonetti (Fire!! Barcelona LBGT Film Festival)

Festival Reviews

The FIRE!! Mostra is the first LGBT film festival in Spain: established in 1995 by Casal Lambda, in Barcelona, it addresses affective diversity in its broadest sense through a careful selection of feature films, documentaries and short films. A selection of art-house cinema and an educational approach are its main characteristics.

Interview with Antoine Leonetti:

Matthew Toffolo: What is your Film Festival succeeding at doing for filmmakers?

Antoine Leonetti: Our festival only screens movies that haven’t been shown, at least, in Barcelona, though they’re generally almost all Spanish premieres. So that’s a great opportunity for a filmmaker to introduce its movie in our country in order to find, eventually, a local distributor so to show the movie in many other theatres. We also – as far as our contacts with the embassies can work for that – try to invite them from their country, in order to attend the festival…

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By matthewtoffolo

Filmmaker and sports fan. CEO of the WILDsound Film and Writing Festival

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