IQMF

Amsterdam, The Hague, Haarlem. Rotterdam, Utrecht

6 - 13
December 2017 

 

 
 
 
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Program

 
 
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Ticket info

 
 

Ticket prices: 

Please find a ticket link in every event. And did you know that you also can also visit IQMF Amsterdam with a passe-partout for only €45,00?* You can buy it via the website of De Balie. 

Normal: € 9,00

Passe-partout: €45,00

Reduced price for CJP/Friends/Stadspas: €7,50 

1st ticket, bought with Stadspas in Amsterdam at the counter of De Balie: € 2,00

Cineville: free 

Debates: free 

*Only the opening, the refugee dinner & the final program (Queer Faces, Migrant Voices) are excluded. 

 

 
 
 
 
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Jury

John Badalu John Badalu came across the film industry by accident. He studied Economics majoring Marketing Management before taking New Media Studies for the post-graduate study at DAMS University in Bologna, Italy.  He is one of the founders of the controversial Q! Film Festival, the LGBT-themed festival in the biggest predominantly muslim country of Indonesia. His previous works include Theatre Manager for Goethe-Institut Jakarta and Cultural Assistant for Istituto Italiano Di Cultura, and in Account Service Department of Ogilvy Advertising Agency. Badalu now works as a Festival Delegate and Programmer for Berlin International Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival and QCinema Film Festival (Philippines). He also started to become an independent producer with 4 short films and 6 feature films under his belt.

John Badalu

John Badalu came across the film industry by accident. He studied Economics majoring Marketing Management before taking New Media Studies for the post-graduate study at DAMS University in Bologna, Italy.  He is one of the founders of the controversial Q! Film Festival, the LGBT-themed festival in the biggest predominantly muslim country of Indonesia. His previous works include Theatre Manager for Goethe-Institut Jakarta and Cultural Assistant for Istituto Italiano Di Cultura, and in Account Service Department of Ogilvy Advertising Agency. Badalu now works as a Festival Delegate and Programmer for Berlin International Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival and QCinema Film Festival (Philippines). He also started to become an independent producer with 4 short films and 6 feature films under his belt.

Gizem Bayıksel Gizem Bayıksel was born in Ankara in 1989. She has been working as a photographer, cinematographer and director in the film industry for over 6 years. Since 2012 she has also worked as a coordinator, programmer and film curator for numerous events and film festivals. She has been involved in Pink Life QueerFest since the beginning of the festival, which is the first and only queer film festival in Turkey. She was the festival's coordinator between the years of 2012-2017, now she continues as a programmer. Currently she is working at Pera Film / Pera Müzesi-Museum in Istanbul. In addition to serving on juries including Berlinale's Teddy Award, Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival and Faroe Islands' International Minority Film Festival, she has been curating film programs with Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima and xart splitta berlin. Bayiksel's personal interest in film and photography focuses on the female gaze and queer theory. She is currently living in Istanbul and working on her first feature film project, a sequel for her short, Child's Play,  a lesbian couple's story with Turkish politics on the background.

Gizem Bayıksel

Gizem Bayıksel was born in Ankara in 1989. She has been working as a photographer, cinematographer and director in the film industry for over 6 years. Since 2012 she has also worked as a coordinator, programmer and film curator for numerous events and film festivals. She has been involved in Pink Life QueerFest since the beginning of the festival, which is the first and only queer film festival in Turkey. She was the festival's coordinator between the years of 2012-2017, now she continues as a programmer. Currently she is working at Pera Film / Pera Müzesi-Museum in Istanbul.

In addition to serving on juries including Berlinale's Teddy Award, Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival and Faroe Islands' International Minority Film Festival, she has been curating film programs with Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima and xart splitta berlin. Bayiksel's personal interest in film and photography focuses on the female gaze and queer theory. She is currently living in Istanbul and working on her first feature film project, a sequel for her short, Child's Play,  a lesbian couple's story with Turkish politics on the background.

Marthe Djilo Kamga Marthe Djilo Kamga is founder and current coordinator of the Massimadi festival. Her professional and personal paths have revolved around her interest in questions of vulnerability, identity, and equal opportunity. Her interest in art and cultural production (film, performance, photography, etc.) empowers her to re-appropriate images and public spaces for people in positions of invisibility. Reoccurring themes in her work are the coexistence of multiple identities and diverse modes of artistic and cultural expression. She does a little of everything and is constantly asking herself if one lifetime will be enough to satisfy all her interests. Marthe calls herself neither a militant nor a researcher (in connection with her work: “When Women Love other Women: A Consideration of Female Homo- sexuality in Cameroon”). Having benefited from academic training in the sciences, she defines herself as “a thwarted artist in self-analysis”.

Marthe Djilo Kamga

Marthe Djilo Kamga is founder and current coordinator of the Massimadi festival. Her professional and personal paths have revolved around her interest in questions of vulnerability, identity, and equal opportunity. Her interest in art and cultural production (film, performance, photography, etc.) empowers her to re-appropriate images and public spaces for people in positions of invisibility. Reoccurring themes in her work are the coexistence of multiple identities and diverse modes of artistic and cultural expression. She does a little of everything and is constantly asking herself if one lifetime will be enough to satisfy all her interests.

Marthe calls herself neither a militant nor a researcher (in connection with her work: “When Women Love other Women: A Consideration of Female Homo- sexuality in Cameroon”). Having benefited from academic training in the sciences, she defines herself as “a thwarted artist in self-analysis”.

 
 
 
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International

Guests

Reetta Aalto Reetta Aalto (born 1976) is a Helsinki-based filmmaker, who writes and directs both fiction and documentary films. Grey Violet – Odd One Out is her mid-length documentary debut, which will intrigue viewers during the festival. Aalto's films often handle questions of inner growth and identity. She aims to convey precise and true perceptions of life through a raw and realistic, yet warm and often humouristic touch. Reetta Aalto has an MA degree in Documentary Film from the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) and a MA degree in Russian Language and Literature from the Helsinki University Faculty of Arts.

Reetta Aalto

Reetta Aalto (born 1976) is a Helsinki-based filmmaker, who writes and directs both fiction and documentary films. Grey Violet – Odd One Out is her mid-length documentary debut, which will intrigue viewers during the festival. Aalto's films often handle questions of inner growth and identity. She aims to convey precise and true perceptions of life through a raw and realistic, yet warm and often humouristic touch. Reetta Aalto has an MA degree in Documentary Film from the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) and a MA degree in Russian Language and Literature from the Helsinki University Faculty of Arts.

Bin Chen Director of the IQMF 2017 film HOMØE - Looking For Shelter, Bin Chen (born 1991), studied German, TV journalism and audiovisual communication in Shanghai, Hannover and Madrid. The former TV-journalist from China has broadened his palette into documentary filmmaking after finishing his Master’s studies in Germany. Bin Chen creates films and video reports especially on the topics of culture, migration, LGBT and human rights in different countries including South Africa and Chile.

Bin Chen

Director of the IQMF 2017 film HOMØE - Looking For Shelter, Bin Chen (born 1991), studied German, TV journalism and audiovisual communication in Shanghai, Hannover and Madrid. The former TV-journalist from China has broadened his palette into documentary filmmaking after finishing his Master’s studies in Germany. Bin Chen creates films and video reports especially on the topics of culture, migration, LGBT and human rights in different countries including South Africa and Chile.

Nish Gera Nish is the writer and director of Scar Tissue, his first film which is currently doing its film festival run. So far, the film has been selected in 48 festivals in 22+ countries around the world. It has won four awards - three for best film and one for best performance. He writes for publications including The Huffington Post and Out (a leading LGBT lifestyle magazine). For the last four years, Nish has been writing a regular column for The Huffington Post on his twin passions - international LGBT rights and travel.  Before moving to Brussels in 2015, Nish lived in New York City for 14 years, where he worked for a Data Analytics firm. Nish was born in India and studied engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Punjabi and speaks conversational French. 

Nish Gera

Nish is the writer and director of Scar Tissue, his first film which is currently doing its film festival run. So far, the film has been selected in 48 festivals in 22+ countries around the world. It has won four awards - three for best film and one for best performance. He writes for publications including The Huffington Post and Out (a leading LGBT lifestyle magazine). For the last four years, Nish has been writing a regular column for The Huffington Post on his twin passions - international LGBT rights and travel.  Before moving to Brussels in 2015, Nish lived in New York City for 14 years, where he worked for a Data Analytics firm. Nish was born in India and studied engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Punjabi and speaks conversational French. 

Arshad Khan Arshad Khan is a filmmaker, film festival director, festival strategist and film educator from Canada. Born in Pakistan, Khan believes in cinema as a catalyst for change. He hopes to make films that shed light on subjects that are ignored by the mainstream media. He is especially interested in realism in cinema and the new wave in South Asian cinema, yet not restricted to any one cinematic genre. He is currently developing feature film projects in Canada and Pakistan. His documentary film, ABU, is an exciting addition to this year’s festival programme with its deeply personal story of the relationship between a gay man and his devout Muslim father.

Arshad Khan

Arshad Khan is a filmmaker, film festival director, festival strategist and film educator from Canada. Born in Pakistan, Khan believes in cinema as a catalyst for change. He hopes to make films that shed light on subjects that are ignored by the mainstream media. He is especially interested in realism in cinema and the new wave in South Asian cinema, yet not restricted to any one cinematic genre. He is currently developing feature film projects in Canada and Pakistan. His documentary film, ABU, is an exciting addition to this year’s festival programme with its deeply personal story of the relationship between a gay man and his devout Muslim father.

Isaac Matovu Film director Isaac Matovu gets close to festivalgoers through his cinematic portrayal of the LGBTIQ community’s situation in Uganda. Impunity is a powerful feature film that highlights the vulnerability of sexual and gender minorities in a country notorious for its anti-gay laws. Motavu is also known for his screenplay of Outed: The Painful Reality, which deals with the consequences of public mass media outings of individuals in Uganda.    

Isaac Matovu

Film director Isaac Matovu gets close to festivalgoers through his cinematic portrayal of the LGBTIQ community’s situation in Uganda. Impunity is a powerful feature film that highlights the vulnerability of sexual and gender minorities in a country notorious for its anti-gay laws. Motavu is also known for his screenplay of Outed: The Painful Reality, which deals with the consequences of public mass media outings of individuals in Uganda.

 

 

Pouria Heidary Oureh Pouria Heidary Oureh was born in 1984 in Tehran, Iran. From a young age, he has been interested in visual and performance arts as well as storytelling, especially through drawings. He graduated from SAE Institute of Digital Film in Dubai, and has since worked with several renowned Iranian directors in Iran as well as abroad before moving on to direct his own films. His feature film set in Armenia, Apricot Groves, will stun this year’s festival viewers following its success in more than 20 international festivals.

Pouria Heidary Oureh

Pouria Heidary Oureh was born in 1984 in Tehran, Iran. From a young age, he has been interested in visual and performance arts as well as storytelling, especially through drawings. He graduated from SAE Institute of Digital Film in Dubai, and has since worked with several renowned Iranian directors in Iran as well as abroad before moving on to direct his own films. His feature film set in Armenia, Apricot Groves, will stun this year’s festival viewers following its success in more than 20 international festivals.

Lucas van der Rhee Lucas van der Rhee (22) is a self-taught filmmaker from Amsterdam who writes and directs fiction. His first short film ON Y VA! won several prices at Cinekid film festival. His second film ELIAS will premiere at IQMF and was made with the help of crowdfunding and friends he knows from the film business. He is interested  in themes such as family connections, coming of age and the relationship between mother and child. Besides film he has a big passion for photography and he is always trying to combine these two forms of art. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Lucas also works as an assistant director on film sets.  

Lucas van der Rhee

Lucas van der Rhee (22) is a self-taught filmmaker from Amsterdam who writes and directs fiction. His first short film ON Y VA! won several prices at Cinekid film festival. His second film ELIAS will premiere at IQMF and was made with the help of crowdfunding and friends he knows from the film business. He is interested  in themes such as family connections, coming of age and the relationship between mother and child. Besides film he has a big passion for photography and he is always trying to combine these two forms of art. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Lucas also works as an assistant director on film sets.  

Mohamed Moe Sabbah Beirut-based director Mohamed Moe Sabbah studied filmmaking at the ALBA institute, where he received a BA in 2011 and an MA in 2014. His short films received international attention and even an invitation to the Short Film Corner in Cannes in 2012. Sabbah was a guest of the International Class (ICLA) of the Film Academy Ludwigsburg in Germany to work on the script development for his first feature length film, Chronic. IQMF 2017 is proud to showcase the film - a remarkable story of loss - as a part of its official selection. Mohamed Sabbah has also been working as assistant director and director on TV commercials, campaigns and music videos.

Mohamed Moe Sabbah

Beirut-based director Mohamed Moe Sabbah studied filmmaking at the ALBA institute, where he received a BA in 2011 and an MA in 2014. His short films received international attention and even an invitation to the Short Film Corner in Cannes in 2012. Sabbah was a guest of the International Class (ICLA) of the Film Academy Ludwigsburg in Germany to work on the script development for his first feature length film, Chronic. IQMF 2017 is proud to showcase the film - a remarkable story of loss - as a part of its official selection. Mohamed Sabbah has also been working as assistant director and director on TV commercials, campaigns and music videos.

Tamara Shogaolu Tamara Shogaolu has worked in film and media in the Middle East, United States, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Her work has been featured at film festivals, galleries, and museums in the US and internationally, such as the National Gallery of Indonesia, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and others. She was a Fulbright scholar in Egypt, where she co-organized the first Cairo Refugee Film Festival. Her latest animated short, HALF A LIFE, film is currently shortlisted for a 2017 Iris Prize. In addition to placing in other competitive writing competitions, she was a 2014 Academy Nicholls Fellowship Semifinalist. She holds an MFA from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, where she was a Burton Lewis Endowed Scholar for Directing. She is based in Amsterdam where she is a member of the virtual reality incubator VRBASE.

Tamara Shogaolu

Tamara Shogaolu has worked in film and media in the Middle East, United States, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Her work has been featured at film festivals, galleries, and museums in the US and internationally, such as the National Gallery of Indonesia, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and others. She was a Fulbright scholar in Egypt, where she co-organized the first Cairo Refugee Film Festival. Her latest animated short, HALF A LIFE, film is currently shortlisted for a 2017 Iris Prize. In addition to placing in other competitive writing competitions, she was a 2014 Academy Nicholls Fellowship Semifinalist. She holds an MFA from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, where she was a Burton Lewis Endowed Scholar for Directing. She is based in Amsterdam where she is a member of the virtual reality incubator VRBASE.

 
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Programmers team

Chris Belloni Chris Belloni (1980) is the director and initiator of IQMF.  As a filmmaker he also directed several films, including the award-winning documentary I Am Gay and Muslim and the Turkish Boat. Currently he is working on a documentary film on the Dutch LGBT police. He has curated IQMF programs at several film festivals worldwide.

Chris Belloni

Chris Belloni (1980) is the director and initiator of IQMF.  As a filmmaker he also directed several films, including the award-winning documentary I Am Gay and Muslim and the Turkish Boat. Currently he is working on a documentary film on the Dutch LGBT police. He has curated IQMF programs at several film festivals worldwide.

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.

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.

Lucien Govaard Lucien Govaard is a freelance consultant in Health Communications and Youth Development from Suriname. Over the last decade he has been actively involved in local and regional organizing, where he has worked on initiatives concerning the Advancement of LGBTI rights; Youth Inclusion, Participation and Development; Intersectional ties between Sex Work, Migration and Health; as well as HIV. Through volunteerism, Lucien remains committed to regional work as an activist and advocate.

Lucien Govaard

Lucien Govaard is a freelance consultant in Health Communications and Youth Development from Suriname. Over the last decade he has been actively involved in local and regional organizing, where he has worked on initiatives concerning the Advancement of LGBTI rights; Youth Inclusion, Participation and Development; Intersectional ties between Sex Work, Migration and Health; as well as HIV. Through volunteerism, Lucien remains committed to regional work as an activist and advocate.

 
Jackie Hooft Jackie Hooft (1995) studied film at the New York Film Academy in 2013. She is currently studying sociology at the University of Amsterdam. As a programmer she focused on both the artistic elements of the films as well as the social relevance in relation to the festival's themes.

Jackie Hooft

Jackie Hooft (1995) studied film at the New York Film Academy in 2013. She is currently studying sociology at the University of Amsterdam. As a programmer she focused on both the artistic elements of the films as well as the social relevance in relation to the festival's themes.

Antonij Karadzoski Antonij Karadzoski (1993) is a human rights activist and artist from Macedonia, currently living in Amsterdam. He strengthens the LGBT-community through his artwork. As a programmer Antonij mainly focused on the artistic approach of the submitted films.

Antonij Karadzoski

Antonij Karadzoski (1993) is a human rights activist and artist from Macedonia, currently living in Amsterdam. He strengthens the LGBT-community through his artwork. As a programmer Antonij mainly focused on the artistic approach of the submitted films.

Elie Karam Elias Karam (1987) fled Lebanon in 2015 and is gay activist currently working for Secret Garden, an organization that aims to support LGBTQI refugees in The Netherlands. Elias selected the LGBT Refugees: different realities program and curated film submissions from the Middle East and films concerning LGBT-refugees.

Elie Karam

Elias Karam (1987) fled Lebanon in 2015 and is gay activist currently working for Secret Garden, an organization that aims to support LGBTQI refugees in The Netherlands. Elias selected the LGBT Refugees: different realities program and curated film submissions from the Middle East and films concerning LGBT-refugees.

Quirine Lengkeek Quirine Lengkeek studied sociology and works for Pink Terrorists. As a passionate queer activist, she has selected films that can inform a broad audience about queer and migrant issues around the world.

Quirine Lengkeek

Quirine Lengkeek studied sociology and works for Pink Terrorists. As a passionate queer activist, she has selected films that can inform a broad audience about queer and migrant issues around the world.

Ana-Paula Lima Ana-Paula Lima is a Brazilian activist and works for COC Amsterdam where she is especially involved in programs for bi-cultural LGBT's. As a proud trans woman she strives for honesty, respect and equality. For IQMF she curated films from Latin America and focused on the way trans* people are represented.

Ana-Paula Lima

Ana-Paula Lima is a Brazilian activist and works for COC Amsterdam where she is especially involved in programs for bi-cultural LGBT's. As a proud trans woman she strives for honesty, respect and equality. For IQMF she curated films from Latin America and focused on the way trans* people are represented.

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. As a programmer she mainly focused on the relationship between storytelling and cinematography and the relevance of each selected film for the main themes of the festival.

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. As a programmer she mainly focused on the relationship between storytelling and cinematography and the relevance of each selected film for the main themes of the festival.

 
Eero Nurmi Eero Nurmi (1988) is a critical Gender Studies enthusiast 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 the film selection he primarily focused on the agency taken on by queer migrant subjects, and their cinematic representations.

Eero Nurmi

Eero Nurmi (1988) is a critical Gender Studies enthusiast 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 the film selection he primarily focused on the agency taken on by queer migrant subjects, and their cinematic representations.

Aziz Sohail Aziz Sohail is a curator, writer and arts manager based in Pakistan. He has worked in public programming and outreach for the Lahore Biennale Foundation and was a visiting faculty member at the National College of Arts in Lahore. He is a 2017 South Asia Studies Fellow at Cornell University.

Aziz Sohail

Aziz Sohail is a curator, writer and arts manager based in Pakistan. He has worked in public programming and outreach for the Lahore Biennale Foundation and was a visiting faculty member at the National College of Arts in Lahore. He is a 2017 South Asia Studies Fellow at Cornell University.

 
 
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Funders


 
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Gemeente Amsterdam

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Amsterdams fonds
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FONDS 21

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Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

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Stichting Art. 1

 
 
 
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