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.
Throughout two weeks at the beginning of June, a wide range of public is invited to enjoy this Barcelona cultural reference, with stories and testimonials of free people, creators who break barriers and fighters for human rights, all of whom help with love to build a fairer and freer world.
The name of the festival is a tribute to the homonymous magazine of the late twenties, FIRE!!, directed by black and homosexual writer Richard Bruce Nugent. Nugent belonged to the Harlem Renaissance movement, portrayed in one of the most emblematic films of the festival, Brother to Brother, screened in the 2008 edition of our festival. Nugent himself was inspired by the Negro Spiritual Fi-yer!, written by his friend Hall Johnson, homosexual himself and leader of the famous Hall Johnson Choir, and whose house in the Sugar Hill neighborhood was a meeting point for the LGBT community.