About the Festival
The Queer Popcorn festival is composed by three sections: the international short film competition, the national amateur short film competition – dedicated to everyone - and a selection of films and documentaries newly awarded in international festivals.
The festival’s philosophy is to present films treating socially or politically committed subjects but also humorous ones: the public is challenged by important topics that stimulate discussion and, at the same time, we also want to provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where socialization is encouraged during the “Apéros” taking place in the evenings, for instance. Queer Popcorn represents a unique opportunity for the public to discover stories that wouldn’t be screened in our cinemas.
Queer is an umbrella term that indicates the refusal of normative identities, societies or politics. Sexual orientation and gender identity cannot be reduced to binary alternatives. Queer people don’t see the point in defining people as bisexual, homosexual, transgender or heterosexual: what really matters is to be recognized as a person who has the right to live and love without being considered as unequal to the majority.
The Queer Popcorn festival is thought as an event that can bring people together by sharing a common cinematic experience. We believe that such a cultural and social exchange can be both significant – approaching social and political subjects - and also entertaining and funny.
Queer PopCorn is realized with the support of the following sponsors who are committed to the dissemination of film culture.
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