The 28th edition of the LGBTQI&+++ Film Festival, "Chéries, chéris", supported by the Drac Île-de-France, offers from 19 to 29 November 2022 in the MK2 (Bibliothèque, Beaubourg, Quai de Seine) cinemas a rich program with a selection of 70 feature films and 64 short films, including "Le Lycéen", Christophe Honoré’s new film screened at the opening. This year, for the first time, the "Libertés Chéries" award will be presented.


First film festival in Paris and first LGBT film festival in France in terms of attendance and programming volume, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and ++++ Paris Film Festival Chéries-Chéris has become an essential cultural and artistic event over the years. Chéries-Chéris offers its audience the best in film production - special screenings, fiction, documentaries and new short films - dealing with homosexualities and transidentities.

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Grégory Tilhac, Artistic Director of the Festival observes: "For 28 years now, Chéries-Chéris gives visibility, an echo to all struggles for LGBTQI+ dignity and pride, whether individual or collective, and is an essential moment of rallying, celebration and representation of these struggles. It also reflects the tremendous diversity and creativity of LGBTQI+ cinema. Everywhere, filmmakers, their teams and those they film, fight to question prejudice, to reduce intolerance with courage and sincerity (...) read the rest of the editorial

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For this new edition, the public will be able to discover new works from all over the world. Some 40 nationalities are represented (France, Ireland, Poland, Finland, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Morocco, Lebanon, Egypt, Colombia, Turkey, Taiwan, Japan, Iran, Sudan, Pakistan, Rwanda and Indonesia.

Opening and Closing Ceremonies

The high school student


The high school student by Christophe Honoré (2022) with Paul Kircher, best performance award at the 2022 San Sebastian International Film Festival and Juliette Binoche, photo © JeanLouisFernandez

The Immensità


The immensità of Emanuele Crialese, presented in competition at the Venice Mostra 2022. The Italian filmmaker directs Andrea (Luana Giuliani) as his double teenager and pays tribute to his own mother played by Penélope Cruz © Angelo Turetta

Creation of the "Libertés Chéries" prize

In many countries LGBTQI+ people are poorly accepted. In order to meet the realities experienced by LGBTQI+ citizens in these countries where freedoms are restricted, in order to encourage the production and distribution of films, "Chéries-Chéris" and the NGO Solidarité internationale LGBTQI+ (SIL) have created this year the "Libertés Chéries" prizeFive documentaries and five fictions are presented in competition.


Joyland, directed by Saim Sadiq with Rasti Farooq, Sarwat Gilani (2022). The film has been awarded the "Queer Palm", LGBT award and Jury Prize: a certain look in May in Cannes, Joyland will represent Pakistan at the next Oscars © Noruz Films, Film Manufacturers dr

Documentaries : Mouth shut Anicea Gohar (Egypt), The art of sin Ibrahim Mursal (Norway/Sudan), Nun of your business Ivana Marinić Kragić (Croatia), Silent love Marek Kozakiewicz (Poland), Travesia Travesti Nicolás Videla (Chile).

Fictions. Camila will be out tonight de Inés María Barrionuevo (Argentina), Joyland Saim Sadiq (Pakistan), The damned don’t cry Fyzal Boulifa (France, Belgium, Morocco), Our fears and our hopes Łukasz Ronduda & Łukasz Gutt (Poland) A Varón by Fabián Hernández (Colombia).

Four juries participate in the festival

Feature film jury, short film jury, documentary jury and the Libertés Chéries jury

Event Sessions

All the programming of the Event Sessions

Animals, film by Nabil Ben Yadir (Belgium) 2022, co-produced by Luc & Jean Pierre Dardenne. The director is inspired by a true story: the homophobic assassination of Ihsane Jarfi in Liège in 2012.


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Special sessions

Heritage: Cambio de Sexo, Glitter, Forget Cheyenne, Madam SÃT, carte blanche at the Arab World Institute 1 and 2 (this programme is part of the exhibition "Habibi, the revolutions of love" to theIMA until 19 February 2023), carte blanche to Hugo Bardin.

All programming Feature Film Fiction Competition, Panorama fiction, documentary competition, short film competition