“Da Sodoma a Hollywood”:17th-25th April, 2008
“Da Sodoma a Hollywood”, the Torino International GLBT Film Festival, enters its 23rd consecutive year, and the third jointly organized and administrated in collaboration with the National Museum of Cinema: 23 years of exploration and construction of queer imagination. With a sharp discerning eye for perceiving new developments, the Festival has gone from strength to strength, becoming one of the major drivers of dialogue between the GLBT community and the public. Moreover, it has introduced Italian audiences to the works of established directors such as François Ozon, Gus Van Sant, Derek Jarman and Todd Haynes, as well as less known filmmakers including Eytan Fox, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Alain Guiraudie, Auraeus Solito and Brillante Mendoza.
Three sections: feature films, shorts and documentaries. Three international juries, one for each section, will award the Ottavio Mai Prize to the best feature film and a best in its category prize to winners in the other sections. An audience prize will be awarded the best film in each section.
Along with the competition sections, this year edition will also focus on a retrospective on Japanese queer films from the 1960s to the present and on full retrospective tributes to Sébastien Lifshitz and Stanley Kwan (who will both be present at the festival). Controversial artist Terence Koh will be present too with the première of his new feature "God".