IMMAGINARIA is the first International Independent Film Festival in Italy with a Lesbian and Feminist theme. It was founded in Bologna, in 1993, by the Cultural Lesbian Association Visibilia.

For 25 years, our goal has always been the same: narrating lives, culture, art, history, politics of past and present, lesbian, feminist, bold and rebellious women, committed to building a different world.
Immaginaria tells about them through the eyes of independent female directors, proposing a film selection where movies, coming from all over the world, have been directed by women.


1993 – 2005 Twelve integral editions of Immaginaria Film Festival (Bologna: Cinema Lumière, Cinema Nosadella, Cinema Jolly – Casalecchio di Reno: Municipal Theatre)

2010 Film selection at the “Cinque Giornate Lesbiche” events (Roma, Casa Internazionale delle Donne – International House of Women)

2011 – 2017 Film Days at the “Lesbiche Fuori Salone” events (Milano: Cinema Mexico – Roma: Cinema Aquila)

2015 – 2018 Partnership with Festival Mix Milano (Strehler Theatre, Milano) for the lesbofeminist film programmation.

2018 – April 27th, 28th 29th XIII Immaginaria International Film Festival Edition – Casa del Cinema – Villa Borghese – Roma

2019 – January 25th Immaginaria presents a Short Film Selection during INTERSEZIONI _LFS 7 Event- Milano

2019 – April 11th, 12th,13th,14th XIV Immaginaria International Film Festival Edition – Nuovo Cinema Aquila – Roma

2020 – 1st 2nd 3th 4th October XV Immaginaria International Film Festival Edition – Nuovo Cinema Aquila – Teatro Quarticciolo – Roma