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7th annual QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR FILM FESTIVAL
June 10-12, Brava Theater, San Francisco
Festival Focus: Igniting the Intersections
This year's Film Festival sets afire the crossroads of identity
and issues to build a blistering amalgam of truth, love and
justice for LGBTQ People of Color. FREE admission all screenings.
7th annual QWOCFF Special PANEL DISCUSSION
SATURDAY, June 11th, 1 pm
Thinkers & Troublemakers
Join us for our Festival Focus Panel Discussion with deep thinkers, take-charge doers and long-time troublemakers. A roundtable discussion with queer women of color activists who have taught us what it means to stand at the intersections of gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, nationality and culture. This panel illustrates the paths that have led to our current crossroads and illuminates our way forward through social justice feminism. Featuring panelists: Jewelle Gomez, Ericka Huggins, Pratibha Parmar, Canyon Sam, and Olga Talamante.
2789 24th Street, SF
Casa Sanchez Salsa Sunday Benefit for 2011 QWOCFF
Sunday, May 29, 1-6 pm
Get inspired by Carnival and then come dancing with l@s QWOCMAPer@s!
Join us on Sunday afternoon for Salsa Sunday at Casa Sanchez.
Featuring $3 margaritas until 2pm, a full Mexican menu and
live music by Santos Perdidos!
It's a bodacious benefit and all door donations go to support the
FREE Queer Women of Color Film Festival.
Casa Sanchez Restaurant
2778 24th St. @ York, San Francisco
All door donations go to Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project
Catalyzing Knowledge in Dangerous Times: Women of Color Feminist Interventions in Pedagogy and Praxis
Organized by the Center for Race and Gender
Thursday, April 14, 2011
University of California, Berkeley
QWOCMAP will share history and strategies for art and social justice
QWOCMAP + Mexican Riviera + Olivia Travel's Sisters @ Sea
March 26 - April 2, 2011
QWOCMAP present four film screenings on the upcoming Olivia Travel Mexican Riviera Cruise in conjunction with the 5th anniversary of their Sisters @ Sea program for queer API women, queer Black women, queer Latinas and other queer women of color and their friends. QWOCMAP will provide the love. Comedians Wanda Sykes, Kate Clinton, Sandra Valls will provide the laughs. You can provide the lively playfulness. You can join Trinity Ordona and Desiree Thompson, who will be sure to have fun! These marvelous QWOCMAP monthly donors won the silent auction for this cruise donated by Olivia Travel for Jubilation!, our 10th anniversary celebration. If you want to join us and 2,000 other women touring Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas, just mention QWOCMAP to get $100 discount.
10th Annual Global Women's Rights Forum
March 7-11, 2011
University of San Francisco
Finding Feminism: Locating Gender Politics in the Post-feminist Era
QWOCMAP will speak about genderqueer feminism and social justice feminism
Chocolate Love: Sexy Films, Chocolate Tasting & Bubbly
Saturday, February 12, 2011, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
A Fundraiser for QWOCMAP
at Women's Cancer Resource Center
5741 Telegraph Avenue
Join Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) for a sensual and sweet pre-Valentine's evening of films and chocolate tasting from the best Bay Area chocolate makers. An anti-oxidant rich night full of the best bonbons and terrific truffles, we have curated a special selection of the most romantic QWOCMAP films just for you!
October 30 - November 6, 2010
QWOCMAP Caribeña OLIVIA Travel's
20th anniversary Caribbean Cruise
October 15 - 17, 2010
1st Annual NorthEast Two-Spirit Society Gathering
New York, NY
Monday, October 11, 2010, 7:30pm
QWOCMAP at Bioneers
Bioneers and QWOCMAP Film Event
Pacific Film Archive, UC Berkeley
2625 Durant Avenue #2250, Berkeley, CA 94720
Cash or check only
Saturday, October 9, 2010
QWOCMAP 10th Anniversary Celebration
A celebration of 10 years of QWOCMAP creating films and community! Join us and share in an evening of beautiful and delicious decadence to celebrate QWOCMAP and YOU!
JOIN US IN OUR JUBILATION CELEBRATION:
Reception & Silent Auction
Performance - Featuring QWOCMAP Filmmakers strutting their superb stuff on stage with MCs Bethany Lockhart, Maya Chinchilla, Tonilyn Sideco. You've seen their powerful films at the Queer Women of Color Film Festival, now here's your chance to see more from these multi-talented performers, dancers, singers, musicians, poets and artists! [Read more]
Jubilation Event Details
Thursday, September 30, 2010, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Making History at The GLBT Society
GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, CA 94105
Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 2:00 pm FREE!
Community Convening with Films & Panel Discussion:
A special Community Convening kicks off a national campaign where films spark vital dialogue to build dynamic coalitions that bridge our "Multiple Borders."
QWOCMAP 2009 Film Festival
April 23 - May 7, 2009
QWOCMAP is proud to co-present the screening of
City of Borders at the
San Francisco International Film Festival
U.S. premiere of City of Borders, by QWOCMAP filmmaker Yun Jong Suh. This feature-length documentary, which is funded by ITVS, documents the lesbian and gay community, Palestinian and Israeli, Jewish and Arab, surrounding the only gay bar in Jerusalem. QWOCMAP is extremely proud of Suh, who took her first-ever filmmaking class in 2001 through our Training Program. We will also present her film at our 5th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival, June 12-14, 2009.
March 27, 2009 - 7:00 pm
Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center (SNBC) Community Film Festival
Presented by long-time Community Partner Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center
2650- 42nd Ave
San Francisco, CA
March 12-22, 2009
QWOCMAP co-presents the screening of
at the 27th SF International Asian American Film Festival
Presented by Center for Asian America Media
San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose, CA
"Half Life" by QWOCMAP Advisory Board Member Jennifer Phang has its Bay Area premiere at the SF International Asian American Film Festival.
QWOCMAP is thrilled to co-present Jennifer's new film, as an Advisory Board member and mentor, with whom QWOCMAP participants have interned.
"Half Life" will be screened in San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose; and remember your votes count!
March 9, 2009, 6-8 pm
Making Queer Histories
Timken Lecture Hall, CCA Campus
1111 8th St (at 16th and Wisconsin)
Featuring director and screenwriter Cheryl Dunye, Academy Award-winning indepenent filmmaker Rob Epstein and historian Susan Stryker. Moderated by Julian Carter. These noted filmmakers, critics and scholars discuss how and why they use history as a medium for their creative and activist goals.
The fabulous Cheryl is a QWOCMAP Advisory Board member who joined us for our 3rd annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival in 2007 for our Reels of Resistance: Queer Black Women's Films & Filmmakers events.
March 6-8, 2009
QWOCMAP featured at the National Lesbian Health Summit National Lesbian Health Summit Expanding our Movement
UCSF Parnassus Campus
San Francisco, CA
The National Lesbian Health Summit is focused on addressing lesbians, bisexual women, queer women, and transgender people. We welcome participation by all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities, and our important friends and allies, nationally and internationally.
QWOCMAP knows that art has been an important part of cultural resistance and cultural renewal for communities of color. We believe that it is vital to the health of queer women of color and our communities to be able to creatively express our lives and see our experiences authentically represented in film. Throughout the summit we will screen QWOCMAP films that represent new definitions of family and health.
March 6-7, 2009
QWOCMAP Community Collaborator for Fusion LA LGBT People of Color Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, February 27, 2009 - 7:30 pm
A QWOCMAP presentation at City College of San Francisco
Reels of Resistance: Film is Social Justice Activism for Communities of Color
City College of San Francisco
1125 Valencia St
Room 106 (Valencia Street entrance)
San Francisco, CA
Weaving our QWOCMAP films with history, we will illustrate how art has always been a source of cultural resistance, renewal and inspiration for communities of color. We will explore film as social justice activism in our communities to deconstruct the myths that keep art divided from activism, and address the racist devaluation of work created by, for and about people of color. We will also share our effective strategies in building coalitions with family, friends, allies, film, arts, community, and activist organizations.
Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 7:30 pm
QWOCMAP and the Queer Women of Color Film Festival co-present:
Living With Pride: Ruth C. Ellis @ 100
Frameline at The Center
San Francisco LGBT Center
1800 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
Born July 23, 1899, and "out" for as long as she could remember, Ruth was thought to be the oldest African American lesbian before passing in October 2000. The film combines interviews with Ruth and her friends, and rare archival material, together with clever reenactments of the period when Ruth's home in Detroit (shared with her life companion of 34 years, Ceciline "Babe" Franklin) was the social hot-spot for African American gay men and lesbians.
Black lesbian filmmaker Yvonne Welbon had the foresight to document Ruth's life while she was still with us. Frameline23's audience was honored to have Ruth C. Ellis in attendance at the film's festival screening in 1999, where the film won the Audience Award for Best Documentary
Make sure to arrive early as seating is limited. Don't miss this FREE screening of this fantastic film and post-screening panel!
Find out more information here: http://www.frameline.org/.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 6:00 - 7:45 pm
QWOCMAP at The Hormel Center of the San Francisco Public Library
REELS OF RESISTANCE: Queer Women of Color Filmmakers
Film/video artists from the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) will talk about their work, creativity and filmmaking. They will show film clips and answer questions.
Co-Sponsored by the African-American Center of San Francisco Public Library.
Madeleine Lim (Moderator)
Yun Jong Suh
San Francisco Public Library, Main Library, 100 Larkin St. (at Grove)
Koret Auditorium, Lower Level
Friday, October 17, 2008, 7:00 PM
QWOCMAP at Center Women Present
San Francisco LGBT Community Center,1800 Market Street (at Octavia), SF
QWOCMAP RETROSPECTIVE - Queer Women of Color Films
QWOCMAP has filled screens around the world with passionate films by queer women of color since 2000. Let us kindle your fire once again, from the slow burn of office fantasies to the tasty heat of a taco truck romance. From silly to the rebellious, this night of humor and romance will fire you up!
A confused new filmmaker searches for a story and decides to WALLOW in her ideas. SKATE HER is a rebel yell that rocks to the joy of skateboarding. Roller skaters rob a bank so that QUALITY BAD FUNDS THE REVOLUTION. One scandalous evening reveals the heated comings and goings of a Catholic Latino family in LOOK AWAY. A woman in a law office fantasizes while writing a LETTER OF INTENT. A tender romance grows BETWEEN THE LINES for a freelance writer and her editor. A hungry Latin butch encounters more than just taco trucks in ¿TIENES HAMBRE?. An API love story swings to the beat of 80s pop music and the sweetness of bubble tea in TROO BLOO. All works created through Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project.
Saturday, September 27, 2008, 7:30 PM
QWOCMAP at Bay Area Now Five
Charge your soul with films that glow with passion and humor. From the impish shock of kink to amped-up camp to lightning-quick chases, these action-packed films will stimulate all your senses.
Program includes work by Thu Trinh, Rui Bing Zheng, Jennifer Lin, Monifa Porter, Letesa Bruce, Alexis McCrimmon, Trina Espinosa and Jinky de Rivera.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room
Program Duration: 69 minutes
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 2:00 pm
What's Bay Area Now?! Regionalism, Globalization & the Arts
QWOCMAP's Executive Director, Madeleine Lim will participate in a public discussion at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts BAN 5:
What's Bay Area Now?! Regionalism, Globalization & the Arts
Sat, Aug 2, 2 pm - Forum - FREE
Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 7:00pm
QWOCMAP at Frameline, San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival
Magical Promise: Queer Women of Color Shorts
Curated by Madeleine Lim, these works were created through the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, which promotes the visibility of queer women of color through the creation, exhibition and distribution of films that reflect their life stories.
The Cock: Lesbian Owned & Operated is a Mexican lesbian’s heartfelt corrido to the Cock-a-Doodle Café in Oakland. Mashed, Boiled & Fried satisfies a hunger for tasty platanos and queer community. It’s Just Another Day for three Asian women who rock different sports. When Kelly’s work visa runs out, her partner does a tricky tap dance with government agents and compels us to Look Again at queer couples and immigration. When her mother leaves the Philippines to find work in the U.S., Magic waltzes around doubt and fear to find love in magic & the moon. A Chicana mother-daughter tango of shame and acceptance leads to mutual understanding in Queering My Mother. A queer, Black femme reveals her kink/fetish desires in Cut and Paste. The dynamic swagger of 007 Secret Asian J. Wong clashes with the brazen jiggle of her nemesis in Labels Are Forever. And an Asian/Black dyke family on a mission to conceive does a quick cha cha chase for that One in a Million.
Roxie Film Center, 3117 16th Street, SF
Saturday, May 3, 2008, 7:00 pm
"Bonds That Heal: Queer API Women's Films"
Curated by Madeleine Lim
From the spiritual call of a Filipino ancestor to Chinese stories of memory and migration to traditional Thai culture honored and carried forward, these evocative films will weave bonds of hope and transformation. All works created through Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP).
Boon Khun (Virada Chatikul)
Local Grown Corn (Mel Chen)
Pray Ting Ai Fly (Vanessa Huang)
To Transgress: A Meditation (Maya Santos)
Reflections (Dominique De Guzman)
Pasalig/Faith (Maiana Minahal)
It Takes a Village (Kiki Zerrudo)
That's Why I Hate Females (Vassilisa Johri)
Duration: 80 mins
Saturday, May 3, 7 pm
VENUE: SomArts Theatre, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA
ADMISSION: $10.00 door; $8.00 advance
Friday March 14th and Saturday March 15th, 2008
UC Santa Cruz Women of Color Film Festival
Kresge College Town Hall
Spreading the love to Santa Cruz, check out the 14th annual Women of Color Film & Video Festival which will feature works by QWOCMAP filmmakers including Jolie Harris, Monica Enriquez, Vanessa Huang, Yaya Raiz, Maya Santos, Mary Ann Brooks, Kimberly Alvarenga, Rachel Poulain, Vassilisa Johri and Kiki Zerrudo.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
10:15 am - 12:30 pm
Empowering Women of Color Conference
"Decolonizing Creativity: Fiery Women, Fierce Expressions"
UC Berkeley • MLK Student Union,
across from Sproul Hall at Bancroft and Telegraph
QWOCMAP continues to provide leadership and prominence in its role as a catalyst for changing the not-so-diverse filmmaking landscape by presenting the panel "Reels of Resistance: Film IS Social Justice Activism for Communities of Color" along with a program of QWOCMAP films. Witness and engage in the conversations as we weave galvanizing films with historical and contemporary examples of how art is activism for communities of color.
Friday, March 7, 2008
SNBC Community Film Festival
Ulloa Elementary School Auditorium
2650 - 42nd Avenue, San Francisco
It's FREE! And it is an all ages event, so bring your kids and join your neighbors while you watch two featured QWOCMAP films:
"Queering My Mother" by Lourdes Rivas
"Just Another Day" by Thu Trinh
May 5, 2007
Love Stories: Queer API Women's Films
Curated by Madeleine Lim in association with Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center
From queer API women building community to the pangs of unrequited love to the celebration of desire, these evocative stories of love and romance will set your heart aflutter! All works created through Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP).
"Balikbayan Confessions" (Tina Bartolome)
"Spoken Smoke" (Katie Joaquin)
"Sleeping Through the Gospel" (Tonilyn Sideco)
"Love in Chaos" (Narissa Lee)
"Tuberose" (Vanda Chong)
"Infinite Breath" (Christine Liang)
"Between the Lines" (Laurie Koh)
"Troo Bloo" (Debbie Ng)
Duration: 80 mins
VENUE: SomArts Theatre, 934 Brannan St. S.F.
Admission: $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at door
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