The visual arts are a powerful, sometimes more immediate, means of opening the mind, raising awareness and creating social responsibility. IREOS, the self-managed Florentine queer community that created the Florence Queer Festival, is well aware of this. Today, it’s the most important Tuscan event dedicated to queer video, cinema, theatre, photography, literature and costumes: gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and all other identities.
The 21th edition of the festival will take place from October 18 to 22, 2023 in Florence.
History and friends of the FQF
Formed in 2003 as a small, 4-day local event at Teatro Puccini, thanks to the skill of IREOS and the passion of the public, it has gradually transformed into one of the most important LGBT events in Italy. It gathers together many friends and collaborators on the Florentine scene: Teatro Puccini, Teatro di Rifredi (joining the festival in 2008 with the Queer Theater), Spazio Uno, Cinema Alfieri, La Compagnia, IED Florence, and, last but certainly not least, the Odeon Cinema, becoming part of its 50-day-long International Film Festival.
The festival is now a vast archive of high-quality video-cinematographic material of great international scope that interests a wide-ranging audience.