Our cinema is different either in languages, genres and styles because it is the result of the complexity that forms us as a culture.
And our festivals are not only different by nature, but they clearly bet on diversity. This is the case of the GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL of Catalonia which continues for 15 years already and it is showing us that diversity, in every sense, should not be understood as a hindrance, but as richness. I wish that the excellence of your work make the still existing prejudices on people sexual freedom fall down.
My best congratulations for contributing to the inclusive and open image of Catalonia and particularly that of the Catalan cinema as a space where freedom and non-discrimination is a splendid visiting card of presentation to the world.
Chairwoman of The Academy of Catalan Cinema