Just a week after it opened, Barcelona LGBTI Centre was attacked. Glass was broken, and homophobic insults painted on the walls. This attack – yet more proof of the need for better education on affective.... (Read + )

Antoine Leonetti,
Director of Mostra FIRE!!
Antoine Leonetti
Cultural manager, Doctor of Law and professor of event management at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Coordinator of several cultural and educational projects, such as El Meu Primer Festival, the “Pequeños cinéfilos” program at La Caixa Foundation, and the open-air cinema festival Sala Montjuïc. Author of studies on the right to artistic education and collaborator of the Swiss art magazine "Art Passions".
Joako Ezpeleta
Co-founder of the International Festival of Benicàssim, journalist and cultural manager, director of the radio and television show " Viaje a los Sueños Polares " for many years and editor of "Spiral" Magazine. Currently, he coordinates and produces exhibitions and cultural projects.
Image & web development
Online agency dedicated to visual communication, graphic design & web, digital marketing, ecommerce and video.
Jorge Vañó
short films coordinator
Degree in audio-visual communication. Master degree in filmmaking at ESCAC. Specialised in direction and writing, he is currently working as a programmer of VOD (video on demand) contents..
Jonás Torres
communication and production
Bachelor in Audiovisual Communication and Master in Marketing and Digital Communication. Founder of the agency Play On, that develops strategies in communication, branding, content curator and PR.
Erle Gutiérrez
Erle works in the advertising sector and lives in Barcelona. As a music, comic books and cinema lover, if she could find a gate directly to the past, she would travel to the 50ies… or the 80ies… depending on the movie she would like to be in. Her project: to be a screenwriter.

Gregorio Soria
graphic image
Graphic and Audiovisual Designer, he has worked mainly in the cultural sector and specifically for the record industry. He has created dozens of album covers. Among his Spanish clients we can highlight La Casa Azul, Elefant Records, Naïve, Rock de Lux, CD Drome, 40 Principales, Stop Sida and many more. He has also worked for companies from Japan, Norway, Korea, Germany, and the U.K. He has also his own record company named Annika.  
La costa
press and communication
La Costa Comunicación is a communication agency set up in Barcelona by Sandra Costa in 2008… in the middle of the recession! Since then, Sandra has built up a solid business, gradually making a name for herself and working on all sorts of different projects, reflecting the identify of a fearless agency that is always looking for something new. La Costa Comunicación has been engaged in many spheres of activity: culture, fashion, food and drink, branding and so on. The Costa team love projects driven by enthusiasts with a story to tell. Their own story.
Marta García Moreno
Community Manager
Graduate in communication, specialising in cultural production and management. Has worked in Africa and Latin America for international organisations and institutions, including the AECID Network of Cultural Centres and FIIAPP. Currently engaged in several cultural projects, such as the Sala Montjuïc film festival and the Ca la dona FemArt feminist art show, as well as co-directing the programme Whiskey Bar on Radio Fabra.
Daniel Compte
Graduated in Communication. He has worked in TV, radio and theater production, for companies such as TV3-El Terrat, Rac1, RAC105, Grup Balaña and Ovideo TV. Since quite a few years now, he works as a Communication Manager in La Cubana Theater Company. He also regularly collaborates with young film directors in short films and webseries.
> Alan Cabañas, Xavi Camós, Mar Canet, Paloma Cordón, Daniel Compte, Rodrigo Escamilla, Berta Fernández, María Giralt, Francesc Gonzalo, Menene Gras, Joan Manel Jubany, Joaquin Ausejo Asiáin, Nori Furlán, Xavier Lezcano, Josep María Machado, Ester Marquina, Carlos Mayor, Willy Melguizo, Alan Moore, Adriana Ribas, Cristina Rius, Víctor Sastre, Antti Savinen…
> The volunteers' team of Casal Lambda. AMPGIL.


> To all we could have forgotten..
> To all the public that supports us all year long..

Not one step back

Just a week after it opened, Barcelona LGBTI Centre was attacked. Glass was broken, and homophobic insults painted on the walls. This attack – yet more proof of the need for better education on affective diversity – occurred exactly 50 years after the international movement for LGBT rights began to expand after the Stonewall riots in New York. All this only increases our admiration for the combative courage of those early activists.

This year, the graphic image for FIRE!! pays tribute to those early fighters for gay rights and to their first rainbow flag with its eight colours. Our film selection also reflects the determination shown by members of the movement worldwide in those early days: Riot is a magnificent portrait of birth of the movement in Australia; An Army of Lovers is devoted to the first Swedish lesbian and gay film-makers who dared, playfully, to put their lives on screen, while Dyke, Camera, Action! reflects a similar scene in the USA. Another hero was the ice skater John Curry, the first Olympic athlete to come out of the closet (The Ice King). Other fighters today include trans people in the US army (TransMilitary); elite American athletes (Alone in the Game); trans women in the village of Santuario, Colombia, portrayed in the documentary Usted no es mujer (“You Are Not a Woman”); and the Kenyan activist Gerald Hayo (Now You Are a Woman). And there are also other heroes, fictional in this case, though that does not make them less useful for our educational purposes, including Johan, a South African soldier (Kanarie); Nancy, the hairdresser who bravely attempts to unravel the mystery of her daughter’s murder in Enigma; and young Maia, determined to live her gender identity freely in Zen sul ghiaccio sottile.

To all these activists, fighting for our rights today, to all those people who do not have such rights or whose freedoms are under threat today – in Brazil, for example – to all the young people in our country who mistakenly believe that there is no longer any need to fight for what we have "achieved", and to that Europe of true LGBT equal rights that is taking so long to arrive (see Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania), we can only say: "Not one step back!"

Antoine Leonetti, Director of Mostra FIRE!!