2016 QWOCFF

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START
26
April 2016
At Midnight PDT
END
08
June 2016
01:00 AM PDT
RAISED
$1,190.00
GOAL $3,000.00
39.7% To Goal

About Our Auction

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About QWOCMAP - Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project

QWOCMAP builds power through film by fundamentally disrupting gender and racial inequity as we strive to make queer women of color, gender nonconforming and transgender people of color filmmakers visible and vocal in the most expensive and recognized art form in the world.

QWOCMAP creates, exhibit and distribute films that authentically reflect the lives of queer women of color (cisgender and transgender), gender nonconforming and transgender people of color (of any sexual orientation), and address the vital, intersecting social justice issues that concern our multiple communities. QWOCMAP actively invests in, develops and nurtures, the creativity and leadership of African Descent/Black, Asian, Chicanx/Latinx, First Nations/Native American/American Indian/Indigenous (Two-Spirit FNAI), Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, Southwest Asian, North African/Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, South Asian (SWANA/AMEMSA), and Mixed-Race lesbian, bisexual, queer women, and gender nonconforming and transgender people of color, and prioritize the disabled, low-income, immigrants, youth and elders.

For 16 years, QWOCMAP’s award-winning free Filmmaker Training Program has led U.S. production of films by, for and about our community with the creation of 390+ films. QWOCMAP equips emerging filmmakers with concrete technical skills, practical artistic knowledge and tangible leadership tools through rigorous, professional instruction, coaching, equipment and resources. Since 2005, our free annual San Francisco International Queer Women of Color Film Festival has premiered over 500 films by queer women of color, gender nonconforming and transgender people of color filmmakers from around the world. The Film Festival removes all financial barriers to attendance and participation, which gives low-income populations access to meaningful and relevant arts experiences. It combines arts engagement and public discussion to increase awareness and build community. Our boutique Distribution Program deepens shared understanding by linking films to audiences of 5,000+ people each year. QWOCMAP Films have screened on every continent except Antarctica, and have received awards and critical acclaim at international film festivals around the world.

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