SafeSpace/NoPlace: LBTQ People of Color 16th annual San Francisco International Queer Women of Color Film Festival

A group of 5 Black women with dark brown skin and medium brown skin sit on a concrete wall, smiling and laughing while looking at each other and straight ahead. In the background, there are green bushes with pink flowers to the left, and concrete stairs to the right. In the middle, white and yellow text reads QWOCMAP presents 16th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival June 12, 13, 14, 2020. Below that, yellow text reads Event Fully Captioned. Black text below that reads Festival focus SAFESPACE/NOPLACE: LBTQ People of Color. In the upper right, black text reads FREE and the logo for ASL and open captions. At the bottom of the are the funders: California Arts Council, Community Vision, DCYF, Fleishhacker Foundation, GFTA, Haas Fund, Hewlett Foundation, Horizons,  NBC Universal, NEA, Open Meadows Foundation, SFAC, and SFF.

This year, QWOCMAP will premiere 31 brand new films in 3 screenings during the first-time-ever online livestream of our entire Queer Women of Color Film Festival, June 12-14, 2020. Our 16th Anniversary Festival Focus “SafeSpace/NoPlace: LBTQ People of Color,” expands discussions about the meaning of safety for LBTQ+ people of color, both outside on the streets and inside homes typically thought of as safe. All films are Subtitled for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, and the live introductory remarks and interactive filmmaker Q&As will be entirely live captioned.

FESTIVAL WEBSITE

Opening Night Screening: Roots Entwined

APICC is proud to co-present the following films as part of the Opening Night Screening: Roots Entwined
Friday, June 12 at 7:00pm PST

An Asian American woman with light brown skin floats underwater with her arms above her head, looking thoughtfully to her right.The top of the image reads 16th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival.Text below reads NOODLES & INCENSE by Rey Tang. The QWOCMAP logo is on the bottom right and the ASL and open captions logo are on the bottom right. Text below reads ONLINE LIVE STREAM 7PM PST JUNE 12, 2020.Content Warning: Grief, death

A queer Sikh Punjabi nonbinary femme with medium brown skin and dark brown hair lays in bed looking reflectively to her right. The top of the image reads 16th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. Text below reads A Love Letter to Navkiran by Navkiran Kaur. The QWOCMAP logo is on the bottom left, ASL & open captions logos are on the bottom right. Text below reads ONLINE LIVE STREAM 7PM PST JUNE 12, 2020.Content Warning: References to childhood trauma, abuse, and violence

A genderfluid queer Pilipinx person with medium brown skin and short black hair stands in the shower, with closed eyes and mouth slightly parted. The top of the image reads 16th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival.Text below reads TESSELLATION by MK Veniegas. The QWOCMAP logo is on the bottom right, the ASL and open captions logo are on the bottom left. Text below reads ONLINE LIVE STREAM 7PM PST JUNE 12, 2020.Content Warning: References to discomfort with gender identity

A closeup shot of a gay Japanese American man with medium brown skin, short beard and pink bandana, smiling at the camera. The top of the image reads 16th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival.Text below reads every goddamn jordan by Natalie Kim. The QWOCMAP logo is on the bottom left, the ASL and open captions logo are on the bottom right. Text below reads ONLINE LIVE STREAM 7PM PST JUNE 12, 2020.
Content Warning: Implied homophobia

A queer half Chinese, half Malay woman with medium brown skin  looks fiercely at the camera, one fist raised in front of her face. The top of the image reads 16th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival.Text below reads 16 by Kristal Chan. The QWOCMAP logo is on the bottom left, the ASL and open captions logo are on the bottom right. Text reads ONLINE LIVE STREAM 7PM PST JUNE 12, 2020.

A Filipina woman with medium brown skin is kissing a medium brown skinned Puerto Rican woman in dark orange lighting. The top of the image reads 16th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival.Text below reads LOVE & PRIDE by Syren Jordan. The QWOCMAP logo is on the bottom right, the ASL and open captions logo are on the bottom left.Text reads ONLINE LIVE STREAM 7PM PST JUNE 12, 2020.

Content Warning: Argument, emotionally abusive language

 

A young Chinese nonbinary person with medium brown skin, and a young Latinx woman with medium brown skin sit outside. The top of the image reads 16th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. Text below reads SLICE BY SLICE by Ames Ma and Chey Yen. The QWOCMAP logo is on the bottom right, the ASL and open captions logo are on the bottom left. Text below reads ONLINE LIVE STREAM 7PM PST JUNE 12, 2020.

 

 

About QWOCMAP

QWOCMAP creates, exhibits, and distributes high-impact films that authentically reflect the lives of queer women of color (cisgender & transgender), and gender variant and transgender people of color (of any orientation), and challenge the roots of vital, intersecting social justice issues that concern our multiple communities.

Header image courtesy of QWOCMAP and Amanda Lim

WHEN
June 12, 2020 at 7:30pm - June 14, 2020
WHERE
Visit qwocmap.org/festival
San Francisco, CA
United States
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Mirah Lucas

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