Every year since 2012, Sexuality & Gender Art Festival creates a radical space of expression for non-normative, creative, sex-positive sexualities and disobedient genders identities in Lausanne, Switzerland.

La FdS has a multidisciplinary program of around 30 projects focused on genders, sexualities and affects. During 4 days, concerts, DJ sets, performances, talks, workshops, radio, exhibitions, online programs, and film competitions take place in a festive and kind atmosphere.
The film selection seeks to highlight works that present high artistic quality, explore singular erotic narrative approaches, and renew hegemonic representations of bodies, genders, sexualities, erotic and love relations, affects and feelings.

All formats are welcome ! Long, medium and short films, fiction, documentary and experimental, Among the many kind of films represented, we value (post-)pornography as we believe it is a powerful tool to unlearn all that is not useful to us and to create new delicious experiences and references.

La FdS is a vibrant meeting place for artists, musicians, thinkers, activists, filmmakers, curious, queer, old and young audiences interested in sharing on genders and sexualities, where a lot of love, tears and debates are shared <3

Only films from 2019 to 2022 are admitted.

We encourage (teams of) filmmakers that have a political and ethical policy based on safety rules and active anti-racist, anti-transfobic, anti-validist attitude to the people they collaborate with. The film director should have a personal implication with the subject of the film and/or the aesthetic identity. If we get to know the film has any accusation of harassment or abusive treatments, if will be automatically dismissed.

Overall Rating
  • Gisela Chicolino

    A festival on this topic is really a necessary one. Please keep working on generating this exquisite programming for the audiences.

    July 2022
  • Katrina Singleton

    It was an amazing experience - I felt so welcomed and the level of hospitality that the festival provided was through the roof! The programming was super interesting and varied - also, great parties. If I had one note for improvement it would be for more networking events/ways to meet the other artists/filmmakers invited to the festival. But I would definitely recommend this festival!

    June 2022