IQMF

Amsterdam, The Hague, Haarlem. Rotterdam, Utrecht

5 - 12

December 2018


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Programme

Did you know that we sell a Festival Pass for €45? You can attend all programmes in De Balie.

 

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 

Cineville: free 

Debates: €5 or free with a ticket to any IQMF film 

*Valid for all programmes in De Balie, not including programmes on other locations unless specifically mentioned. 

 

 
 

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.

  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.

  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.

 
 
 
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International

Guests

  John Badalu   John Badalu has Indonesian nationality, is a resident of Bangkok and works internationally for film festivals in Berlin, Shanghai, Cape Town and the QCinema Film Festival in the Philippines, John Badalu is also one of the founders of Q! Film Festival, the queer film festival in the biggest Muslim country of Indonesia. He is an LGBT activist who received a scholarship and recognition from Ashoka Foundation as a student in the Changemakers program. Badalu occasionally delivers lectures and workshops on films. He is also an independent producer who has produced six feature films and a few shorts. As the producer of this film, John will present  Malila: The Farewell Flower.

John Badalu

John Badalu has Indonesian nationality, is a resident of Bangkok and works internationally for film festivals in Berlin, Shanghai, Cape Town and the QCinema Film Festival in the Philippines, John Badalu is also one of the founders of Q! Film Festival, the queer film festival in the biggest Muslim country of Indonesia. He is an LGBT activist who received a scholarship and recognition from Ashoka Foundation as a student in the Changemakers program. Badalu occasionally delivers lectures and workshops on films. He is also an independent producer who has produced six feature films and a few shorts. As the producer of this film, John will present Malila: The Farewell Flower.

  Anthony Chidiac   Anthony Chidiac was born in Beirut in 1988 and graduated from St. Joseph University with a BA in Audio Visual Studies. In 2010, he joined an exchange program with the National Film School in Denmark and directed the documentary  Equal Men . In 2013 he directed the medium length fiction  Maman Non Merci,  which was co-written with Selim Mourad. At IQMF 2018 he will present his debut feature documentary,  Room for a Man.

Anthony Chidiac

Anthony Chidiac was born in Beirut in 1988 and graduated from St. Joseph University with a BA in Audio Visual Studies. In 2010, he joined an exchange program with the National Film School in Denmark and directed the documentary Equal Men. In 2013 he directed the medium length fiction Maman Non Merci, which was co-written with Selim Mourad. At IQMF 2018 he will present his debut feature documentary, Room for a Man.

  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.

  Ayumi Nakagawa   As a film maker Ayumi Nakagawa is passionate about the life of marginalized minorities and disappearing cultures. Her film-topics vary from child defectors of North Korea and families suffering from the latest powerplant accident to the survival of Chinese folk music. In  Portraits of the Rainbow,  one of her latest productions she focuses on sexual minorities in Japan. She considers this film to be one of her life works.

Ayumi Nakagawa

As a film maker Ayumi Nakagawa is passionate about the life of marginalized minorities and disappearing cultures. Her film-topics vary from child defectors of North Korea and families suffering from the latest powerplant accident to the survival of Chinese folk music. In Portraits of the Rainbow, one of her latest productions she focuses on sexual minorities in Japan. She considers this film to be one of her life works.

  Marlos Psaras   Cypriot-born, London-based, Dr Marios Psaras (PhD in Film Studies, QMUL, 2015) is an independent film scholar, director and author of The Queer Greek Weird Wave: Ethics, Politics and the Crisis of Meaning. He has lectured at multiple universities and works for multiple film festivals. His recent directorial work includes  Thin Green Line  a creative documentary about romantic relationships between Turkish-Cypriots and Greek-Cypriots, and Etairos.

Marlos Psaras

Cypriot-born, London-based, Dr Marios Psaras (PhD in Film Studies, QMUL, 2015) is an independent film scholar, director and author of The Queer Greek Weird Wave: Ethics, Politics and the Crisis of Meaning. He has lectured at multiple universities and works for multiple film festivals. His recent directorial work includes Thin Green Line a creative documentary about romantic relationships between Turkish-Cypriots and Greek-Cypriots, and Etairos.

  Claire Zhou   Claire Zhou is a talented graduate from the University of the Arts Utrecht, working as a writer, director & showrunner. She was born and raised in the Netherlands. Currently she is developing a high calibre series for Dutch Mountain Film named Metro 26 and is working on the festival distribution of her graduation film  High Tide  which will be screened during IQMF 2018.

Claire Zhou

Claire Zhou is a talented graduate from the University of the Arts Utrecht, working as a writer, director & showrunner. She was born and raised in the Netherlands. Currently she is developing a high calibre series for Dutch Mountain Film named Metro 26 and is working on the festival distribution of her graduation film High Tide which will be screened during IQMF 2018.

  Koichi Imaizumi   Koichi Imaizumi began his career in 1990 as an actor in the pink film (Japanese romantic porn film) industry. He made his first gay film in 1999, and since then has consistently been making gay films on an independent basis. Japan has very few filmmakers dealing with the issues of sexual minorities giving Imaizumi a unique position in the independent film scene, serially producing films with dramatic contents.

Koichi Imaizumi

Koichi Imaizumi began his career in 1990 as an actor in the pink film (Japanese romantic porn film) industry. He made his first gay film in 1999, and since then has consistently been making gay films on an independent basis. Japan has very few filmmakers dealing with the issues of sexual minorities giving Imaizumi a unique position in the independent film scene, serially producing films with dramatic contents.

  Hiroki Iwasa   Hiroki Iwasa is a musician and filmmaker. In 1999, he co-founded 'habakari-cinema+records' with Koichi Imaizumi. Since then, he has made music for all the productions by him to date, including the latest film  Berlin Drifters  (2017). In 2001, he directed his first short film  Grey SILENCE . Since 2016 he has been writing reviews on music and film on Ele-king, a Japanese website.

Hiroki Iwasa

Hiroki Iwasa is a musician and filmmaker. In 1999, he co-founded 'habakari-cinema+records' with Koichi Imaizumi. Since then, he has made music for all the productions by him to date, including the latest film Berlin Drifters (2017). In 2001, he directed his first short film Grey SILENCE. Since 2016 he has been writing reviews on music and film on Ele-king, a Japanese website.

  Lasha (fox) Tsertsvadze   Lasha (fox) Tsertsvadze (1992) is a Tbilisi Based Photographer and Queer activist who has created art in various genres. Currently he is documenting the Georgian queer community. Lasha is a self-taught photographer; he graduated from Georgian Technical University, faculty of architecture and design. He is an author of the first queer nude exhibition in Georgia and has been part of several group exhibitions in various countries, such as Georgia, Germany, Azerbaijan and Armenia. He had his first solo exhibition “GIORGI” in March of 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Lashafox has been published in a range of international magazines such as “Postpravda”, “Eyeem”, “Pornceptual”, “Birdinflight”, “Calvertjournal” , “Jungle”, “Indigo”, and “Vice”. He also has been selected as one of the 10 finalists out of 100,000 photographers in Eyeem Photography award 2018.

Lasha (fox) Tsertsvadze

Lasha (fox) Tsertsvadze (1992) is a Tbilisi Based Photographer and Queer activist who has created art in various genres. Currently he is documenting the Georgian queer community. Lasha is a self-taught photographer; he graduated from Georgian Technical University, faculty of architecture and design. He is an author of the first queer nude exhibition in Georgia and has been part of several group exhibitions in various countries, such as Georgia, Germany, Azerbaijan and Armenia. He had his first solo exhibition “GIORGI” in March of 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Lashafox has been published in a range of international magazines such as “Postpravda”, “Eyeem”, “Pornceptual”, “Birdinflight”, “Calvertjournal” , “Jungle”, “Indigo”, and “Vice”. He also has been selected as one of the 10 finalists out of 100,000 photographers in Eyeem Photography award 2018.

 
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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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

 
 
 
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Funders


 
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Gemeente Amsterdam

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Amsterdams fonds
voor de kunst

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VSBfonds

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FONDS 21

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Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

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