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at the Brava Theater,
2789 24th Street,
San Francisco, CA
2009 Queer Women of Color Film Festival
ABOUT THE QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR FILM FESTIVAL
The Queer Women of Color Film Festival is held every year in June in San Francisco and features films that address the vital social justice issues that concern women of color and our communities, authentically reflect our life stories, and build community through art and activism. Enjoy the creativity of emerging media atrists who are Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Chicana/Latina, Native American and Mixed-Race lesbians, bisexual, queer and questioning women in the Bay Area.
Now in its fifth year, the festival started in June 2003 in one room at the San Francisco's LGBT Center with a free screening that drew standing-room-only crowds. In 2005, the packed annual screenings expanded into the 1st Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. Now held in the full-sized Brava Theatre- the festival is still free, thanks to generous grants, donors and partners and includes free refreshments and an exciting featured panel (with a sliding-scale admission) each year.
The Festival succeeds thanks to the incredible effort and enthusiastic help of the QWOCMAP Staff and Festival Team.
QWOCMAP STAFF (bios here)
- Executive Director - Madeleine Lim
- Development & Events Manager - T. Kebo Drew
- Festival Manager - Elisa D. Huerta
2009 FESTIVAL TEAM
- Nancy Angel is a creative, hardworking, dedicated Mexicana that believes in creating community through people, parks and programs.
- Shahrzad M. Davis is a queer mixed race Iranian-American anthropologist who likes to retell stories from the diasporic frontiers through the camera lens.
- Dominique De Guzman is a student filmmaker, former foster child, and Filipino-American immigrant who currently resides and thrives in San Francisco.
- Emily Encina is 24 years old and grateful for all the QWOC artists in the Bay that have given her support and inspiration.
- Mónica Enríquez-Enríquez is a 28 year-old queer Colombian migrant who makes video installations to bring communities together.
- Candice Estrada is a 23 year-old aspiring Fire Fighter who likes to play sports.
- Jennifer Greene is a hapa-Chinese originally from Maine and is a web developer, artist, and energy worker. She is Web Master of the QWOCMAP website.
- Liliana Hueso
- Deb Jue is a former member of Voices Lesbian Choral Ensemble, and is currently a co-coordinator of APIQWTC.
- Joy Lam is an East Coast native living in the Bay who is currently working in the food industry and pursuing her dream to be a filmmaker.
- Vanessa Lewis is an enthusiastic, outspoken writer/educator with an ethic of love who uses literature and the classroom as a platform for social justice.
- Ami Puri dreams of global cultural change that recenters the values of playful, just and creative sharing of resources.
- Margareth Ramos is a young queer Salvadoreña from Los Angeles, with an old soul, a love for music, history, reading, social justice and la vida.
- Margaret Rhee is an emerging interdisciplinary writer, scholar, and artist, dedicated to social justice. She is a member of the 2009 QWOCFF Communications Crew.
- Lourdes Rivas is a young queer Chicana currently pursuing a Master's Degree at AFAI and who will eventually start up her own elementary school.
- Margo Rivera-Weiss, born in Miami, Tropical Expressionist Creator, Latin@ & Jewish.
- Tonilyn A. Sideco is a heartworker, singer, performing artist and filmmaker currently breaking people out of their idleness through her work as a consultant.
- B.K. Williams is a nighttime filmmaker who has completed her second film with QWOCMAP and looking ahead to the next.
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