IQMF Academy is a talent program for young, international queer and/ or migrant filmmakers that runs simultaneous to the festival. Guided by a number of experts the participants follow three days of workshops, to gain experience on topics as: ‘Distribution’, ‘Festival Strategy’ and ‘Pitching’. All trainees are encouraged to join the contest for Best Pitch. The winning pitch receives a €1000 research grant. If you are interested in participating next year, please go to our website to apply.