IQMF Amsterdam looks at sexual diversity in queer and migrant communities, expressing it through film, debates, art exhibitions. Join us on the 5th edition 4 – 8 December 2019!

 

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5-TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY
4 – 8 December 2019

Programme

"Inspiring and provocative."

guest

"Inspiring and provocative."

guest

"Inspiring and provocative."

guest
the

Jury

 Esra Ozban After graduating from Economics at Bogazici University, Esra continued graduate studies at Goldsmiths, University of London in ‘Film and Screen Studies’ MA programme. Esra has been working as a programmer & coordinator at Pink Life KuirFest since 2014. She also taught film-related courses at Bilkent and TED Universities and a member of Atina Collective. As a jury member Esra will be in search of non-normative ways of storytelling that critically engage with mainstream queer and migrant narratives.

Esra Ozban

After graduating from Economics at Bogazici University, Esra continued graduate studies at Goldsmiths, University of London in ‘Film and Screen Studies’ MA programme. Esra has been working as a programmer & coordinator at Pink Life KuirFest since 2014. She also taught film-related courses at Bilkent and TED Universities and a member of Atina Collective. As a jury member Esra will be in search of non-normative ways of storytelling that critically engage with mainstream queer and migrant narratives.

 Bård Ydén Bård Ydén joined Skeive Filmer, Norway’s only LGBTQI+ film festival in 2003 and took over as executive and programming director in 2007. Since then, the festival has grown in both content and reputation. In 2015, the festival changed its name to Oslo/Fusion Int'l Film Festival for its 25th anniversary. Bård has been working as a festival consultant and programmer for other festivals, like The Faroe Islands Int’s Minority Film Festival and The Norwegian Short Film Festival and took part as a jury member in multiple festivals around the world. As a juror he is mainly looking for compelling and well-told stories. The power of film is undeniable and the medium is unique, and he is in constant awe of the gripping stories told and all the work that goes into putting them on film.

Bård Ydén

Bård Ydén joined Skeive Filmer, Norway’s only LGBTQI+ film festival in 2003 and took over as executive and programming director in 2007. Since then, the festival has grown in both content and reputation. In 2015, the festival changed its name to Oslo/Fusion Int’l Film Festival for its 25th anniversary. Bård has been working as a festival consultant and programmer for other festivals, like The Faroe Islands Int’s Minority Film Festival and The Norwegian Short Film Festival and took part as a jury member in multiple festivals around the world. As a juror he is mainly looking for compelling and well-told stories. The power of film is undeniable and the medium is unique, and he is in constant awe of the gripping stories told and all the work that goes into putting them on film.

 Tamara Shogaolu Tamara Shogaolu’s work as a director and video artist has been featured at film festivals, galleries, and museums internationally, such as the National Gallery of Indonesia and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. As an artist, she is interested in pushing the boundaries of traditional storytelling to tell stories in various mediums, platforms, in virtual and physical spaces that promote cross-cultural understanding and challenge preconceptions. Her latest film, the animated short, HALF A LIFE, has screened at several festivals and won several awards. She is based in Amsterdam, where she is Creative Director of Ado Ato Pictures. As a jury member Tamara will focus on films that are innovative, poignant and use the power of cinematic storytelling to highlight queer & migrant experiences and perspectives.

Tamara Shogaolu

Tamara Shogaolu’s work as a director and video artist has been featured at film festivals, galleries, and museums internationally, such as the National Gallery of Indonesia and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. As an artist, she is interested in pushing the boundaries of traditional storytelling to tell stories in various mediums, platforms, in virtual and physical spaces that promote cross-cultural understanding and challenge preconceptions. Her latest film, the animated short, HALF A LIFE, has screened at several festivals and won several awards. She is based in Amsterdam, where she is Creative Director of Ado Ato Pictures. As a jury member Tamara will focus on films that are innovative, poignant and use the power of cinematic storytelling to highlight queer & migrant experiences and perspectives.

jury picks

Must sees

A selection of the finest features in the programme.

Programmers

our

Team

 Chris Belloni Chris Belloni (1980) is the director and initiator of IQMF.  As a filmmaker he directed several films, including the award-winning documentary I Am Gay and Muslim and the Turkish Boat. Recently he finished his new film, a documentary on LGBT police worldwide. He has curated IQMF programs at several international film festivals and is our great representative everywhere he goes.

Chris Belloni

Chris Belloni (1980) is the director and initiator of IQMF.  As a filmmaker he directed several films, including the award-winning documentary I Am Gay and Muslim and the Turkish Boat. Recently he finished his new film, a documentary on LGBT police worldwide. He has curated IQMF programs at several international film festivals and is our great representative everywhere he goes.

Sudeep Dasgupta

Sudeep Dasgupta is an Associate Professor in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He lectures and has published extensively in the fields of global media, aesthetics, post-colonialism, gender and sexuality. With his critical and experienced view on film, he is one of our favourite programmers.

 Galo de la Huerta With a background in marketing and art direction, as well as Heritage and Memory Studies, Galo is interested in how different forms of verbal and non-verbal communication shape individual and collective realities. This year he participated in our programming team.

Galo de la Huerta

With a background in marketing and art direction, as well as Heritage and Memory Studies, Galo is interested in how different forms of verbal and non-verbal communication shape individual and collective realities. This year he participated in our programming team.

 Shayne McCreadie Our new team member Shayne McCreadie (1980) is a true PR- and programming wonder! She studied Media & Culture at the University of Amsterdam and has spent many years working for several cultural organizations in Amsterdam, as a marketeer, program maker and campaigner. 

Shayne McCreadie

Our new team member Shayne McCreadie (1980) is a true PR- and programming wonder! She studied Media & Culture at the University of Amsterdam and has spent many years working for several cultural organizations in Amsterdam, as a marketeer, program maker and campaigner.

Antonij Karadzoski

Antonij Karadzoski (1993) is a human rights activist and  artivist  from Macedonia, currently living in Amsterdam. He strengthens the LGBT-community through his artwork. As a production manager for IQMF he is responsible for nearly everything, – seriously, we don’t know how this guy deals with all of this.

Elie Karam

Elie Karam (1987) fled Lebanon in 2015 and is currently working for queer refugee organisation Secret Garden. He is also a critical and enthusiastic programmer for IQMF, where he especially curated films on queer and middle-eastern topics.

 Eero Nurmi Eero Nurmi (1988) is a critical Gender Studies graduate who sees the potential of film to ‘queer’ the worldview of anyone and everyone. He especially aims to impact children and youth through media education. For IQMF 2018 Eero was part of the programming team and during the festival he will be the strict coordinator of our great volunteers.  Eero Nurmi

Eero Nurmi (1988) is a critical Gender Studies graduate who sees the potential of film to ‘queer’ the worldview of anyone and everyone. He especially aims to impact children and youth through media education. For IQMF 2018 Eero was part of the programming team and during the festival he will be the strict coordinator of our great volunteers.

 Eduardo Ramos Eduardo Ramos was born and raised in Brazil and immigrated to The Netherlands 22 years ago.  (Yes! Good for us!) Before joining the IQMF- programmers team he collaborated with the festivals Mix Brasil and De Roze Film Dagen. He currently works as a freelance video-maker and social media manager.  Eduardo Ramos

Eduardo Ramos was born and raised in Brazil and immigrated to The Netherlands 22 years ago.  (Yes! Good for us!) Before joining the IQMF- programmers team he collaborated with the festivals Mix Brasil and De Roze Film Dagen. He currently works as a freelance video-maker and social media manager.

 Lara Nuberg Lara Nuberg (1990) studied history and works as a freelance producer, writer and editor for several media and social organisations. She started working for IQMF since the first edition of 2015. This year Lara was editor-in-chief of this amazing IQMF catalogue.  Lara Nuberg

Lara Nuberg (1990) studied history and works as a freelance producer, writer and editor for several media and social organisations. She started working for IQMF since the first edition of 2015. This year Lara was editor-in-chief of this amazing IQMF catalogue.