IQMF ON TOUR: Portraits of the Rainbow
Nov
21
9:00 PM21:00

IQMF ON TOUR: Portraits of the Rainbow

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Portraits of the Rainbow

Driven by the invisibility of LGBTQ+’s in Japan, successful fashion-photographer Leslie Kee portrays ten thousand LGBTQ+’s in Japan with his project “Out in Japan”. Filmmaker Ayumi Nakagawa follows him during this process and highlights the life of four people who participate in this photo-shoot: a lesbian couple who have their first child, a gay university professor who fights against the discrimination of HIV-positives and a trans-man whose partner committed suicide. 

 #ifyoulove  Japanese queer culture & glamour photography


 

Director: Ayumi Nakagawa
Country: Japan
Year: 2018
Duration: 79 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
 

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GEORGIAN QUEER SENSUALITY / GIORGI by Lasha (fox)
Nov
29
to Dec 27

GEORGIAN QUEER SENSUALITY / GIORGI by Lasha (fox)

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GEORGIAN QUEER SENSUALITY / GIORGI by Lasha (fox)

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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COME CLOSER  by Thiemi Higashi
Nov
29
to Dec 27

COME CLOSER by Thiemi Higashi

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COME CLOSER by Thiemi Higashi

Thiemi Higashi is a Brazilian-Japanese multimedia artist and photographer based in Amsterdam. She graduated from the course of Fine Arts at the HKU in Utrecht in 2018 and is debuting with her first film "Maravilhosa" - which has been shown in both art and film contexts including: Best of Graduates at Ron Mandos Gallery, Cacao Fabriek in Helmond and Queer City - Screening Brazil Festival at Filmhuis Cavia. 

In her works over the last two years, Thiemi Higashi has carefully examined human contact, by painting over photos of fellow students who don't talk to her, by setting up Skype photo shoots with random people from around the world and by writing a manual on “How to be accepted in the Netherlands from an exotic point of view”.  

What is this strange new world we live in, where all cultures can meet, but we seem to communicate less and less? A world where technology has the power to bring us all together, but we can stay anonymous. A world where we favour our online community over our offline world. A world where friends that have passed away live on in the voice-messages on our phones. A world where it's easier than ever to make new friends who live half way around the globe. How do we become close to one another in such a world, and remain authentic?  .
 

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IQMF X Subbacultcha: Refugee Dinner
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

IQMF X Subbacultcha: Refugee Dinner

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Refugee Dinner

How does a LGBTIQ refugee rebuild a life in the Netherlands? During this dinner these new Dutch residents share a table with their fellow countrymen. The evening focuses on connection and exchanging experiences followed by a screening of two films. In collaboration with DS, Subbacultcha and the Canadian Embassy.

#ifyoulove food & meeting new people  


 

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Opening Film: HARD PAINT
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

Opening Film: HARD PAINT

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HARD PAINT - FESTIVAL OPENER & DUTCH PREMIERE

While facing criminal charges, Pedro must grapple with his sister's sudden decision to move away and leave him behind. Alone in the darkness of his bedroom, he dances covered in neon paint, while thousands of strangers watch him via the webcam.

#ifyoulove bodypaint & webcam sex


 

Director: Felipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon
Country: Brazil
Year: 2018
Duration: 118’ min
Genre: Drama
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English
 

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Marvilhosa
Dec
5
10:15 PM22:15

Marvilhosa

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Marvilhosa

“Maravilhosa” is an intimate portrait of Mavi Veloso, artist, immigrant and among others, a dear friend of filmmaker Thiemi Higashi. The film allows Mavi to share glimpses of her life through dualities, spoken thoughts and beautiful moments, documenting and celebrating this amazing artist.

There will be a Q&A with the director after the screening.

This film will be screened together with Obscurro Barroco.

#ifyoulove creativity & transformation


 

Director: Thiemi Higashi
Country: The Netherlands
Year: 2018
Duration: 20 min
Genre: Drama
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English
 


 

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Obscuro Barroco
Dec
5
10:15 PM22:15

Obscuro Barroco

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Obscuro Barroco

Obscuro Barroco mixes documentary with fiction in this cinematographic homage to a place of extremes; the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Following the path of iconic transgender figure Luana Muniz  (1961-2017), the film explores different quests for the self through transvestism, carnival and political struggle. 

This film will be screened together with Maravilhosa

#ifyoulove – Brazil city life, the fringe society & poetic essays 


 

Director: Evangelia Kranioti 
Country: Greece
Year: 2018
Duration: 60 min
Genre: Fantasy / Documentary
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English
 


 

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Open Masterclass: Queer Programming
Dec
6
4:15 PM16:15

Open Masterclass: Queer Programming

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Queer programming

Curious what’s going on at IQMF Academy? Join our open masterclass in the Academy program for young creatives.  

Queer curators Raul Zambrano (IDFA), Esra Ozban (Kuirfest Istanbul) and Slava Doytcheva (Sofia Pride Festival) share their tricks of the trade for programming a (queer) festival. Join us at the bar afterwards.  

 Free entrance.

#ifyoulove: filmindustry & networking


 

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The Whisper of the Jaguar
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

The Whisper of the Jaguar

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18.00 | The Whisper of the Jaguar

Queer-punk road-movie. Attempting to find her missing queer activist sister Sebastian, Ana crosses through the Brazilian Amazon on a spiritually and sexually liberating quest. She encounters traditional shaman medicine: ayahuasca, kambo and joins a lesbian orgy amid inescapable stories of colonialism, modernization and the current political situation of Brazil and Latin America.  

This film will be screened together with Look Baba (I’m happy)

  

 #ifyoulove mind-expanding drugs, jungles & lesbian groupsex


 

Director: Thais Guisasola
Country: Brazil
Year: 2017
Duration: 79 min
Genre: Fantasy
Language: Portugese
Subtitles: English
 
 

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Look Baba I'm Happy - World Premiere
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Look Baba I'm Happy - World Premiere

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Look Baba (I’m happy) + Q&A - WORLD PREMIERE

Gulzar, a gay Afghan man, reckons with dark memories while picking up the pieces after the death of his troubled father. All that had been unsaid between them for eleven years of estrangement comes rushing in. 

This film will be screened together with The Whisper of the Jaguar.

   #ifyoulove your father 


 

Director: Nish Gera
Country: Germany
Year: 2018
Duration: 26 min
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: English
 
 

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Debate: The Sexual Objectification of Refugees and Migrant People of Colour
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

Debate: The Sexual Objectification of Refugees and Migrant People of Colour

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The Sexual Objectification of Refugees and Migrant People of Colour

Refugees and migrant people of colour tend to be exploited and addressed as exotic sexual beings while not being able to create a real connection in their new country of residency. Inspired by curated scenes from Bruce la Bruce, Berlin Drifters and Welcome Refugees, three films that address this topic, our guests share and discuss their personal experiences after moving to The Netherlands. 

Tickets €5. Free if you visit any film during IQMF.

#ifyoulove new perspectives on the Netherlands

 


 

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Portraits of the Rainbow  + Q&A
Dec
6
8:15 PM20:15

Portraits of the Rainbow + Q&A

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Portraits of the Rainbow

Driven by the invisibility of LGBTIQ+’s in Japan, successful fashion-photographer Leslie Kee portrays ten thousand LGBTQ+’s in Japan with his project “Out in Japan”.  Filmmaker Ayumi Nakagawa follows him during this process and highlights the life of four people who participate in this photo-shoot: a lesbian couple who have their first child, a gay university professor who fights against the discrimination of HIV-positives and a trans-man whose partner committed suicide.  

Q&A with director Ayumi Nakagawa after the film.

 #ifyoulove  Japanese queer culture & glamour photography


 

Director: Ayumi Nakagawa
Country: Japan
Year: 2018
Duration: 79 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
 

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Room for a Man
Dec
6
10:00 PM22:00

Room for a Man

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Room for a Man

The first thing Anthony Chidiac says about himself is that life scares him, and he is paralyzed by fear. He lives with his mother, a French teacher, in Beirut, and rarely leaves the house. Being gay in Lebanon, his home is a refuge, but in some respects also a prison.  

In carefully composed shots of his immediate surroundings, reflections on moments in his life, conversations with the Syrian builders who are renovating his house, and a trip with his father to Argentina, Chidiac constructs an intriguing self-portrait. 

#ifyoulove: intimate autobiographies 


 

Director: Anthony Chidiac
Country: Lebanon
Year: 2017
Duration: 77 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: Arabic, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English
 

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Malila: The Farewell Flower + Introduction by John Badalu
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Malila: The Farewell Flower + Introduction by John Badalu

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Malila: The Farewell Flower - Thailand’s official Oscar submission 2019

Pitch and Shane are former lovers who reunite and rekindle their love, while coping with personal tragedy. Pitch finds solace in creating intricate, ceremonial ornaments from folded banana leaves and white jasmine flowers, while Shane takes vows as a monk to heal from a loss.  

Producer John Badulu will give an introduction before the screening

#ifyoulove beautiful rituals, Thai nature & the Oscars


 

Director: Anucha Boonyawatana
Country: Thailand
Year: 2017
Duration: 94 min
Genre: Drama
Language: Thai
Subtitles: English
 
 

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Talk: Homo-Nationalism & Pinkwashing?
Dec
7
6:15 PM18:15

Talk: Homo-Nationalism & Pinkwashing?

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Homo-Nationalism & Pinkwashing

Inclusivity and gay rights are often framed as western values or specific to a certain country (homo-nationalism) and used as an excuse to exclude and dismiss non-western or minority groups on the basis that they are generally homophobic and non-egalitarian. This lecture analyses the rise of homo-nationalism and pinkwashing in the Netherlands.  

Tickets €5. Free if you visit any film during IQMF.

#ifyoulove politics & social issues   


 

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Showcase: IQMF presents Academy
Dec
7
6:15 PM18:15

Showcase: IQMF presents Academy

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IQMF presents: Academy

Have you always wanted to connect with the IQMF Academy participants? Now is your chance, as this special screening showcases a diverse set of films by IQMF Academy participants. It is a unique opportunity to see short films by up-and-coming filmmakers, who are committed to queer and migrant topics. 

Free admission

#ifyoulove young talent

 


 

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Silvana + Introduction by De Bovengrondse
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Silvana + Introduction by De Bovengrondse

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Silvana + introduction by De Bovengrondse

Swedish hip-hop artist Silvana Imam is a “power pussy” seeking to smash patriarchy with her anti-racist, feminist raps. Her raw lyrics are autobiographical and strongly focused around sexual identity, politics and her own immigrant background—her father is from Syria, her mother from Lithuania. The film shows a unique look at the raucous early years of her career while also sharing an intimate love story.  

Dutch feminist organisation De Bovengrondse will give an introduction before the screening

'De Bovengrondse is a movement that comes together to exchange ideas and set up projects . The goal: working towards equality regardless of gender. Our feminism is socially critical and takes into account different forms of inequality. We organize informal meet-ups and a light hearted evening on feminism that is open for everyone. Next to that we like to shake things up with our campaigns on topics that need more attention.’

Check out their project: Meer vrouwen op straat (more women in the street).

#ifyoulove rap, “pussy power” & anti-racism  


 

Director: Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring, Christina Tsiobanelis
Country: Sweden
Year: 2017
Duration: 95 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: Swedish
Subtitles: English

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Presentation: Youth Artivists for Change
Dec
7
8:15 PM20:15

Presentation: Youth Artivists for Change

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Youth Artivists for Change

On this evening Stichting art.1 will launch their new project: Youth Artivist for Change, a project supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands under the Creative Twinning subsidy scheme. Youth Artivist for Change focuses on empowering young filmmakers, storytellers, artists and activists in creating social awareness on Human Rights/LGBTQ rights and gender equality through the arts. The project takes place in the following countries of the Western Balkan: Albania, Kosovo, Serbia and Macedonia with film festivals such as The International Human Rights Film Festival Albania,PriFest Film Festival Kosovo and Skopje Film Festival as partners.

Dr. Koen Slootmaeckers (lecturer in International Politics and co-Chair of the Council for European Studies’ gender and Sexuality Research Network University of London) will open the presentation with a talk on the current status of LGBT life in the Western Balkans. Chris Belloni and Antonij Karadzoski (Stichting art.1) will present the project.

Tickets €5. Free if you visit any film during IQMF.

#ifyoulove artivism and youth empowerment


 

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Medulla Oblongata (SHORTS I)
Dec
7
8:15 PM20:15

Medulla Oblongata (SHORTS I)

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Medulla Oblongata


Maldivian student Abraham Naim is better known as his alter ego: the powerful and sassy drag queen Medulla Oblongata, a notable figure in the Auckland LGBTQ+ scene. This short film explores Abrahams new home, in New Zealand, and discusses the life he left behind in The Maldives.   

This film is part of the SHORTS I programme and will be screened with Refugees under the Rainbow, Baher of Finland and Thin Green Line.

#ifyoulove fierce dragqueens & empowering stories 


 

Director: Roberto Nascimento 
Country: New Zealand
Year: 2017
Duration: 8 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Subtitles: None
 
 

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Baher of Finland (SHORTS I)
Dec
7
8:15 PM20:15

Baher of Finland (SHORTS I)

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Baher of Finland

What happens, when you ask for asylum based on your sexual orientation in Finland? This film follows the ordeals and procedures newcomers from the LGBT-community have to face while starting a new life in the Scandinavian country.

This film is part of the SHORTS I programme and will be screened with Refugees under the Rainbow, Medulla Oblongata and Thin Green Line.

#ifyoulove strength of character


 

Director: Pia Asikainen 
Country: Finland
Year: 2018
Duration: 29 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: Finnish, English, Arabic
Subtitles: English
 
 

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Thin Green Line (SHORTS I)
Dec
7
8:15 PM20:15

Thin Green Line (SHORTS I)

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Thin Green Line + Q&A

The Green Line is what locals call the unsettled ceasefire line dividing Cyprus into the Greek-speaking Republic of Cyprus in the south and the Turkish-speaking non-government controlled area in the north. This film narrates three real life love stories between Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriot, showing the hardships and discrimination all couples face and the many differences and taboos that both divide and unite these people. 

This film is part of the SHORTS I programme and will be screened with Refugees under the Rainbow, Baher of Finland and Medulla Oblongata.

Q&A with Marios Psaras after the screening.

#ifyoulove Cyprus nature & relationships stories 


 

Director: Mario Psaras 
Country: Cyprus
Year: 2017
Duration: 20 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: Greek-Cypriot, Turkish-Cypriot
Subtitles: English
 
 

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Refugees under the Rainbow (SHORTS I)
Dec
7
8:15 PM20:15

Refugees under the Rainbow (SHORTS I)

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Refugees under the Rainbow

Refugees under the Rainbow tells the story of Yusuf, Ritah and William in search of the end of the rainbow. A journey from Uganda to Germany and a tale of violence, hope, disappointments and finding your true self. 

This film is part of the SHORTS I programme and will be screened with Medulla Oblongata, Baher of Finland and Thin Green Line.

#ifyoulove LGBTIQ personal stories


 

Director: Stella Traub
Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Duration: 32 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Subtitles: German
 
 

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HARD PAINT
Dec
7
10:00 PM22:00

HARD PAINT

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HARD PAINT - FESTIVAL OPENER & DUTCH PREMIERE

While facing criminal charges, Pedro must grapple with his sister's sudden decision to move away and leave him behind. Alone in the darkness of his bedroom, he dances covered in neon paint, while thousands of strangers watch him via the webcam.

#ifyoulove bodypaint & webcam sex


 

Director: Felipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon
Country: Brazil
Year: 2018
Duration: 118’ min
Genre: Drama
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English
 
 

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The Marriage
Dec
7
10:15 PM22:15

The Marriage

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The Marriage - Kosovo’s official entry for the Oscars 2019

Bekim and Anita are getting married in two weeks, so they are adding the final touches to the big day. Despite expecting news of Anita’s parents, declared missing since the 1999 Kosovar War, and dealing with Bekim’s controlling family, the couple seems to manage with preparations. When Bekim’s secret gay ex-lover, Nol, returns from abroad unexpectedly, the situation gets complicated, especially by the fact that Nol is still in love with Bekim.

#ifyoulove complicated romance 


 

Director: Felipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon
Country: Kosovo / Albania
Year: 2018
Duration: 97 min
Genre: Romantic drama / Comedy
Language: Albanian
Subtitles: English
 
 

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EVA + CANDELA
Dec
8
1:30 PM13:30

EVA + CANDELA

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EVA + CANDELA

The professional ambition of two strong, independent women brings them together, but ultimately pulls them apart, as we witness their intense love skip through several stages of infatuation, sensuality, love, comfort, and, finally, routine.  

  #ifyoulove strong women & true love


 

Director: Ruth Caudili
Country: USA
Year: 2018
Duration: 93 min
Genre: Romance, Drama
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
 
 

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Irish Goodbye  (SHORTS II)
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Irish Goodbye (SHORTS II)

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Irish Goodbye

Strangers from opposite ends of the earth: Nizar, a Syrian refugee and Eric an Irish tourist, meet in the City of Angels and embark on a journey of trust, abandonment, tragedy and privilege.   

This film is part of the SHORTS II programme and will be screened with Al Otro Lado, High Tide and Into the Rainbow.

#ifyoulove surprise encounters & American city life


 

Director: Ade M'Cormack 
Country: USA
Year: 2018
Duration: 18 min
Genre: Romance
Language: English
Subtitles: English
 
 

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Into the Rainbow (SHORTS II)
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Into the Rainbow (SHORTS II)

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Into the Rainbow

A short fiction film by young Iranian filmmaker Hasan Najmabadi, about two lesbian girls who want to escape Iran with the help of a smuggler.   

This film is part of the SHORTS II programme and will be screened with Al Otro Lado, Irish Goodbye and High Tide.

#ifyoulove independent women & deserted landscapes 


 

Director: Hasan Najmabadi
Country: Iran
Year: 2017
Duration: 15 min
Genre: Road Movie
Language: Persian
Subtitles: English
 
 

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High Tide  (SHORTS II)
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

High Tide (SHORTS II)

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High Tide + Q&A

Tarik, a 32-year old Dutch-Moroccan man, spends his time alone in a holiday cottage on the rural Veluwe to avoid the divorce with his wife. Shortly after his arrival he meets Jonas, the owner of the cottage. From that moment on, Tarik is confronted with feelings he has been suppressing his entire life.  

Followed by a Q&A with Claire Zhou.

This film is part of the SHORTS II programme and will be screened with Al Otro Lado, Irish Goodbye and Into the Rainbow.

#ifyoulove unexpected romance (spoiler alert) and Dutch countryside


 

Director: Claire Zhou
Country: Netherlands
Year: 2018
Duration: 20 min
Genre: Romance
Language: Dutch
Subtitles: English
 
 

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Al Otro Lado/The Other Side  (SHORTS II)
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Al Otro Lado/The Other Side (SHORTS II)

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Al Otro Lado

Felipe and Claudio have a unique relationship when destiny pulls them apart and sets Felipe on a journey where he risks everything in his pursuit of happiness. Will he meet Claudio again, on the other side of the border?    

This film is part of the SHORTS II programme and will be screened with High Tide, Irish Goodbye and Into the Rainbow.

#ifyoulove young love


 

Director: Cosimo Santoro
Country: Mexico
Year: 2016
Duration: 15 min
Genre: Romance
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
 
 

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The Objects of Love
Dec
8
3:30 PM15:30

The Objects of Love

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The Objects of Love

Luz migrates to Italy in search of a better future, leaving her two-year-old son with her family back in Colombia. However, things turn out to be a lot more difficult then she expected. Starting from scratch, she unexpectedly meets Fran, a person so extraordinary that Luz overcomes all her preconceptions.  

#ifyoulove Spanish telenovelas & girl on girl action 


 

Director: Adrián Silvestre
Country: Spain
Year: 2016
Duration: 115 min
Genre: Romance, Drama
Language: Spanish, Italian
Subtitles: English
 
 

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Queer in the Caucasus: Fear + Panel Talk
Dec
8
3:45 PM15:45

Queer in the Caucasus: Fear + Panel Talk

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Fear

Mikail had to flee Chechnya for being homosexual. Unexpectedly meeting his old childhood-friend Daud in Germany, Mikal is not only faced with a renewed friendship, but a recurring fear of persecution.

This film is part of the Queer in the Caucasus programme and is a joint screening with Queer in Azerbaidzjan.
After the screening there will be a panel discussion on the situation of LGBTs in the Caucasus.

 #ifyoulove Chechnya, diversity and staying true to yourself 


 

Director: Raissa Sokurowa
Country: Germany
Year: 2018
Duration: 14 min
Genre:
Language: German / Russian
Subtitles: English
 
 

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Queer in Azerbaijan + Panel Talk
Dec
8
3:45 PM15:45

Queer in Azerbaijan + Panel Talk

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Queer in Azerbaijan

Queer in Azerbaijan is a mosaic narrative of a number of young queer people from Baku who reflect on the horrible arrests of people from their community in 2017. Tamilla describes life as a young lesbian, and Kamran and Gulnara discuss the limitations of their lives as human rights activists. 

This film is part of the Queer in the Caucasus programme and is a joint screening with Fear.
After the screening there will be a panel discussion on the situation of LGBTs in the Caucasus.

#ifyoulove activism and resistance


 

Director: Chris Belloni
Country: Netherlands
Year: 2018
Duration: 40 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: Azerbaijani / Russian
Subtitles: English
 
 

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Debate: Who speaks for Whom? Queer Activism in 2018
Dec
8
4:00 PM16:00

Debate: Who speaks for Whom? Queer Activism in 2018

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Who speaks for whom? Queer Activism in 2018

Three speakers from the queer & migrant community reflect on this years highlights and setbacks in queer activism, the status of allies and adversary’s and discuss whether the very diverse queer community of the Netherlands is represented by the right people in the right places. 

IQMF hosted this talk for the first time in 2017 and has decided to make this a recurring discussion due to its continuing relevancy.

Tickets €5. Free if you visit any film during IQMF.

#ifyoulove activism & new narratives 


 

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Re-births: The Journey of the Soul
Dec
8
5:30 PM17:30

Re-births: The Journey of the Soul

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Re-births: the journey of the soul

The film presents four intimate portraits of LGBTIQ immigrants and asylum claimants who have come to France —“the country of human rights”— from all corners of the globe. The Peruvian filmmaker follows Giovanna, a transwoman from Columbia; Roman, a transman from Russia; Cate, a lesbian woman from Uganda and Yi Chen, a gay man from China.  

#ifyoulove activism & diversity


 

Director: Santi Zegarra
Country: France
Year: 2018
Duration: 81 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, French, Spanish, Russian
Subtitles: English
 

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The Story of the Stone
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

The Story of the Stone

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The Story of the Stone

The Story of the Stone is an adaptation of an 18th century Chinese classic novel, depicting gay life in Taipei in an honest and natural way. The film follows Lin, who heads up to Taipei after the death of his boyfriend. In the modern Taiwanese capital, he enters the chaos and beauty of Red House, the gay area of the city.   

#ifyoulove bartenders & the hidden thrills of gay Asian nightlife 


 

Director: Peter Millar
Country: Taiwan
Year: 2018
Duration: 106 min
Genre: Romance, Drama
Language: Chinese
Subtitles: English
 

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Grenzeloos zijn / To be infinite
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Grenzeloos zijn / To be infinite

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Grenzeloos zijn / To be infinite

This short film by young filmmaker Robin van der Haak is a powerful and poetic search for the meaning of being queer. It is an ode to people that identity as ‘queer’ and ‘afropean’ in The Netherlands.   

This film will be screened together with Mother’s Balls.

#ifyoulove spoken word & colourful imagery  


 

Director: Robin Ramos
Country: Netherlands
Year: 2018
Duration: 5 min
Genre: Experimental, art
Language: Dutch, English
Subtitles: English
 

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IQMF x D.O.L. HOUSE: Mother's Balls
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

IQMF x D.O.L. HOUSE: Mother's Balls

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Mother’s Balls

Amber Vineyard grew up in a strict American family that frowned upon her creative outbursts. After she moved to The Netherlands at age 15, ballroom became a way to express herself. With her extravagant dance performances as Mother of the House of Vineyard, Amber doesn’t only give her ‘kids’ the chance to express themselves, but also raises national awareness for ballroom and voguing.  

 This film will be screened together with Grenzeloos zijn / To be infinite.

#ifyoulove creativity, dancing and fierceness


 

Director: Catherine van Campen
Country: Netherlands
Year: 2018
Duration: 49 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: Dutch, English
Subtitles: English
 

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IQMF x D.O.L. HOUSE: When the Beat Drops
Dec
8
8:15 PM20:15

IQMF x D.O.L. HOUSE: When the Beat Drops

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When the beat drops

Famed choreographer and filmmaker Jamal Sims, who has worked with the likes of Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, and RuPaul’s Drag Race, in his feature debut he illuminates the warm-hearted and fierce queer black performers who make up one of the leading “bucking” groups in the city of Atlanta. As they train for their biggest competition yet, they face the risk of losing their jobs and family to compete at the top levels of this dance scene.  

  

#ifyoulove the avant garde underground dance scene (& bucking) 


 

Director: Jamal Sims
Country: USA
Year: 2018
Duration: 84 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Subtitles: No subtitles
 

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Polyland
Dec
8
8:15 PM20:15

Polyland

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Polyland

Polyland gives a voice to three strong female characters from different minorities in Poland and explores the nuances of what it means to be black, Muslim or LGBTQ+ in the most homogeneous country in an ever more extreme right leaning Europe.  

#ifyoulove activism, feminism & stories from Europe 


 

Director: Dasa Raimanova
Country: Slovakia
Year: 2018
Duration: 70 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: Arabic, English, Polish
Subtitles: English
 

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Berlin Drifters
Dec
8
8:15 PM20:15

Berlin Drifters

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Berlin Drifters

Ryota travels to Berlin hoping for a long-term relationship with a German man he met online. However, the German has other plans and does not even let him stay the night. Ryota starts drifting across Berlin, looking for love.  

Q&A afterwards with director Imaizumi Kôichi and co-producer/musician Iwasa Hiroki.

Attending the filmscreening of Berlin Drifters? You can also buy a ticket De School Weekender club night afterwards. An excellent spot to celebrate the fourth edition of IQMF! Line-up will be announced in the Facebook-event.  

  #ifyoulove  porn & Berlin


 

Director: Imaizumi Kôichi
Country: Japan, Germany
Year: 2017
Duration: 123 min
Genre: Porn
Language: Japanese, English
Subtitles: English
 

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Portraits of the Rainbow  + Q&A
Dec
8
10:00 PM22:00

Portraits of the Rainbow + Q&A

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20.15 | Portraits of the Rainbow

Driven by the invisibility of LGBTIQ+’s in Japan, successful fashion-photographer Leslie Kee portrays ten thousand LGBTQ+’s in Japan with his project “Out in Japan”.  Filmmaker Ayumi Nakagawa follows him during this process and highlights the life of four people who participate in this photo-shoot: a female couple who have their first child, a gay university professor who fights against the discrimination of HIV-positives and a trans-man whose partner committed suicide.  

Q&A with director Ayumi Nakagawa after the film.

 #ifyoulove  Japanese queer culture & glamour photography


 

Director: Ayumi Nakagawa
Country: Japan
Year: 2018
Duration: 79 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
 

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Bixa Travesty (Tranny Fag)
Dec
8
10:15 PM22:15

Bixa Travesty (Tranny Fag)

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Bixa Travesty (Franny Fag)

This award-winning documentary follows Mc Linn Da Quebrada, a black trans woman, performer and activist from a poor region of São Paulo. Her electrifying funk music sounds like a "gun" against machismo. With a really strong and daring presence on stage, she constantly seeks to discuss and fight paradigms and stereotypes.   

Co-hosted by TranScreen.

  

#ifyoulove political activism, body positivity & electro hip hop 


 

Director: Claudia Prescilla / Kiko Golfman
Country: Brazil
Year: 2018
Duration: 75 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English
 

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Storytelling: Queer Faces, Migrant Voices
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Storytelling: Queer Faces, Migrant Voices

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Queer Faces, Migrant Voices

IQMF Amsterdam will conclude with a very special programme on the Sunday afternoon. A programme in the dark, you can close your eyes and simply listen. Six courageous people who fled their homelands and left their family in search for freedom, acceptance and love will present their stories in a mix of live storytelling and recorded audio.

Queer Faces, Migrant Voices is a Stichting art. 1 production in collaboration with IQMF, and International Human Rights Film Festival Nuremberg (IHRFFN).

#ifyoulove: podcasts & storytelling


 

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Queer Maroc - Theatre + Panel Talk
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Queer Maroc - Theatre + Panel Talk

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Queer Faces, Migrant Voices

Charafe Ennaji is the first openly gay belly dancer in Morocco. The Man who Danced Alone is an beautiful artistic performance written by himself and based on his life experiences.

After the theatre performance Charafe Ennaji and a panel of Moroccan LGBTIQ migrants and Dutch-Moroccan LGBTIQ discuss the shifting visibility of the Moroccan LGBTIQ communities and the culture differences with the Dutch Moroccan LGBTIQ. Panel talk is co-hosted by Pink Marrakech.

The man who danced alone is a production of Storytelling Centre and is directed by Arjen Barel.

#ifyoulove bellydance, performance and Moroccan culture


 

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Malik  (SHORTS III)
Dec
9
3:15 PM15:15

Malik (SHORTS III)

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Malik

Malik has decided to leave his ghetto. He has everything planned, but doesn’t expect Walid - his big brother -  to start looking for him everywhere. Departure transforms into escape.

This film is part of the SHORTS III programme and will be screened with Look Baba! (I’m happy), Sunken Plum and Başka Mevzu/Another Matter.

#ifyoulove romance and devotion


 

Director: Nathan Carli
Country: France
Year: 2018
Duration: 15 min
Genre: Romance
Language: French
Subtitles: English
 
 

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Sunken Plum  (SHORTS III)
Dec
9
3:15 PM15:15

Sunken Plum (SHORTS III)

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Sunken Plum

A Chinese transgender woman receives an unexpected visit from her cousin, informing her that the mother she has brushed aside, has died.  As the only "son", she feels obligated to return to her birthplace for the sake of her family, even though she'll have to hide her true self.   

This film is part of the SHORTS III programme and will be screened with Look Baba! (I’m happy), Malik and Başka Mevzu/Another Matter.

 #ifyoulove Chinese villages & family gossip  


 

Director: Xu Xiaoxi & Roberto F. Canuto 
Country: China
Year: 2017
Duration: 20 min
Genre: Drama
Language: Sichuanes 
Subtitles: English
 
 

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Başka Mevzu/Another Matter  (SHORTS III)
Dec
9
3:15 PM15:15

Başka Mevzu/Another Matter (SHORTS III)

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Başka Mevzu/Another Matter

Civan was born as an intersex-person, yet her mother forced her to live her life as a son. After her mother dies, Civan is on the verge of breaking free from this identity and to start a new life as a woman.

This film is part of the SHORTS III programme and will be screened with Look Baba! (I’m happy), Malik and Sunken Plum.

#ifyoulove feminity & Turkish culture 


 

Director: Bahar Kılıç Adilçe + Hulusi Nusih Tütüncü
Country: Turkey
Year: 2017
Duration: 12 min
Genre: Drama
Language: Turkish
Subtitles: English
 
 

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Look Baba, I'm happy (SHORTS III)
Dec
9
3:15 PM15:15

Look Baba, I'm happy (SHORTS III)

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Look Baba (I’m happy) + Q&A

Gulzar, a gay Afghan man, reckons with dark memories while picking up the pieces after the death of his troubled father. All that had been unsaid between them for eleven years of estrangement comes rushing in. 

Q&A with Nish Gera after the screening.

This film is part of the SHORTS III programme and will be screened with Look Baba! (I’m happy), Malik and Sunken Plum.

   #ifyoulove your father 


 

Director: Nish Gera
Country: Germany
Year: 2018
Duration: 26 min
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: English
 
 

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Silence is a Falling Body
Dec
9
5:15 PM17:15

Silence is a Falling Body

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Silence is a Falling Body

Jaime recorded everything, even his own death. From him, her daughter received more than one hundred hours of home videos and many uncertainties. Because as many people of his generation, Jaime was a clandestine person. But in his case, probably two times clandestine.

The images recorded by Jaime, resignify to give place to questions around desire, sexuality, family and freedom. "Silence is a Falling Body" is the trip to a intimate and filial past, but also to a political one.

#ifyoulove Argentina & egodocuments 


 

Director: Agustina Comedi
Country: Argentina
Year: 2017
Duration: 75 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
 

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Bixa Travesty (Tranny Fag)
Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

Bixa Travesty (Tranny Fag)

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Bixa Travesty (Franny Fag)

This award-winning documentary follows Mc Linn Da Quebrada, a black trans woman, performer and activist from a poor region of São Paulo. Her electrifying funk music sounds like a "gun" against machismo. With a really strong and daring presence on stage, she constantly seeks to discuss and fight paradigms and stereotypes.   

Co-hosted by TranScreen.

  

#ifyoulove political activism, body positivity & electro hip hop 


 

Director: Claudia Prescilla / Kiko Golfman
Country: Brazil
Year: 2018
Duration: 75 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English
 

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High Tide
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

High Tide

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High Tide

Tarik, a 32-year old Dutch-Moroccan man, spends his time alone in a holiday cottage on the rural Veluwe to avoid the divorce with his wife. Shortly after his arrival he meets Jonas, the owner of the cottage. From that moment on, Tarik is confronted with feelings he has been suppressing his entire life.  

This film will be screened together with Queer Faces Migrant Voices and A Moment in the Reeds.

#ifyoulove unexpected romance (spoiler alert) and Dutch countryside


 

Director: Claire Zhou
Country: Netherlands
Year: 2018
Duration: 20 min
Genre: Romance
Language: Dutch
Subtitles: English
 
 

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A Moment in the Reeds
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

A Moment in the Reeds

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A Moment in the Reeds

A bittersweet tale of attraction, this film tells the midsummer night love-story of Leevi, a prodigal son who returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house and Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria.

This film will be screened together with Queer Faces Migrant Voices and High Tide.

#ifyoulove lakes & romance 


 

Director: Mikko Makela
Country: Finland / UK
Year: 2018
Duration: 108 min
Genre: Romantic drama
Language: Finnish, English
Subtitles: English
 
 

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Silvana
Dec
11
2:30 PM14:30

Silvana

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Silvana

Swedish hip-hop artist Silvana Imam is a “power pussy” seeking to smash patriarchy with her anti-racist, feminist raps. Her raw lyrics are autobiographical and strongly focused around sexual identity, politics and her own immigrant background—her father is from Syria, her mother from Lithuania. The film shows a unique look at the raucous early years of her career while also sharing an intimate love story.  

#ifyoulove rap, “pussy power” & anti-racism  


 

Director: Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring, Christina Tsiobanelis
Country: Sweden
Year: 2017
Duration: 95 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: Swedish
Subtitles: English
 
 

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HARD PAINT
Dec
11
4:30 PM16:30

HARD PAINT

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HARD PAINT

While facing criminal charges, Pedro must grapple with his sister's sudden decision to move away and leave him behind. Alone in the darkness of his bedroom, he dances covered in neon paint, while thousands of strangers watch him via the webcam.

#ifyoulove bodypaint & webcam sex


 

Director: Felipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon
Country: Brazil
Year: 2018
Duration: 118’ min
Genre: Drama
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English
 
 

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The Marriage
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

The Marriage

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The Marriage - Kosovo’s official entry for the Oscars 2019

Bekim and Anita are getting married in two weeks, so they are adding the final touches to the big day. Despite expecting news of Anita’s parents, declared missing since the 1999 Kosovar War, and dealing with Bekim’s controlling family, the couple seems to manage with preparations. When Bekim’s secret gay ex-lover, Nol, returns from abroad unexpectedly, the situation gets complicated, especially by the fact that Nol is still in love with Bekim.

#ifyoulove complicated romance 


 

Director: Felipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon
Country: Kosovo / Albania
Year: 2018
Duration: 97 min
Genre: Romantic drama / Comedy
Language: Albanian
Subtitles: English
 
 

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HARD PAINT
Dec
11
9:00 PM21:00

HARD PAINT

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HARD PAINT

While facing criminal charges, Pedro must grapple with his sister's sudden decision to move away and leave him behind. Alone in the darkness of his bedroom, he dances covered in neon paint, while thousands of strangers watch him via the webcam.

#ifyoulove bodypaint & webcam sex


 

Director: Felipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon
Country: Brazil
Year: 2018
Duration: 118’ min
Genre: Drama
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English
 
 

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A Moment in the Reeds
Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

A Moment in the Reeds

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A Moment in the Reeds

A bittersweet tale of attraction, this film tells the midsummer night love-story of Leevi, a prodigal son who returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house and Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria.

This film will be screened together with The Migrant Mixtape.

#ifyoulove lakes & romance 


 

Director: Mikko Makela
Country: Finland / UK
Year: 2018
Duration: 108 min
Genre: Romantic drama
Language: Finnish, English
Subtitles: English
 
 

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The Migrant Mixtape
Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

The Migrant Mixtape

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A Moment in the Reeds

Arab LGBTIQ individuals send Helem Montreal the Migrant Mixtape, a series of recorded letters. They are asking for support to seek asylum in Canada in order to escape persecution and homophobic violence in their country of origin. One of them, Adib Mardini, tells us about the process that changed his life.

This film will be screened together with A Moment in the Reeds.

#ifyoulove resilience & personal stories 


 

Director: Elie Jean Tachi
Country: Canada
Year: 2017
Duration: 22 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: Arabic, English, French
Subtitles: English
 

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Min Homosyster (My Gay Sister) + Girl Unbound @ 'T Hoogt, Utrecht
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Min Homosyster (My Gay Sister) + Girl Unbound @ 'T Hoogt, Utrecht

19.00 | Min Homosyster (My Gay Sister) + Girl Unbound

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Min Homosyster (My Gay Sister)
Lia Hietala

Cleo joins her older sister Gabbi and her girlfriend Majken on a roadtrip to their summer cabin. During the trip Gabbi and Majken struggle to find out if Cleo is in love with a boy or a girl. A story about emerging sexuality and the ability to gain and lose trust for one another.

Country: Sweden
Year: 2017
Duration: 15 min
Genre: Drama, Short
Language: Swedish
Subtitles: English

Film website
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Girl Unbound
Erin Heidenreich

In Waziristan, “one of the most dangerous places on earth”, Maria Toorpakai defies the Taliban by disguising as a boy, so she can play sports freely. But when she becomes a rising star, her true identity is revealed, bringing constant death threats on her family. Undeterred, they continue to fight for freedom.

Country: United States
Year: 2016
Duration: 80 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Pashtu, Urdu
Subtitles: English

Film website
Film Facebook page

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ELIAS + I Dream In Another Language @ LantarenVenster, Rotterdam
Dec
12
9:00 PM21:00

ELIAS + I Dream In Another Language @ LantarenVenster, Rotterdam

21.00 | ELIAS + I Dream In Another Language @ LantarenVenster, Rotterdam

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ELIAS
Lucas van der Rhee

Elias doesn’t feel understood or seen in Ijmuiden where he works at the fishing tackle. He misses his parents after their departure for Turkey. When his brother, Kemal, rents their parents' bedroom, Tom comes to live with them. Seen first as an intruder, Tom turns out to help Elias in his journey to discover himself.

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2017
Duration: 13 min
Genre: Drama, Short
Language: Dutch
Subtitles: English

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I Dream In Another Language
Ernesto Contreras

A young linguist travels to the Mexican jungle to research and save a mysterious indigenous language on the verge of extinction due to a fight between the last two speakers. He uncovers a secret, concealed by the language.

Country: Mexico, Netherlands
Year: 2016
Duration: 103 min
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish, Zikril
Subtitles: English

Film Facebook page

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Min Homosyster (My Gay Sister) + ELIAS + ABU (Father) @ Toneelschuur Haarlem
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Min Homosyster (My Gay Sister) + ELIAS + ABU (Father) @ Toneelschuur Haarlem

19.00 | Min Homosyster (My Gay Sister) + ELIAS + ABU (Father) @ Toneelschuur Haarlem

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Min Homosyster (My Gay Sister)
Lia Hietala 

Country: Sweden
Year: 2017
Duration: 15 min
Genre: Drama, Short
Language: Swedish
Subtitles: English

Cleo joins her older sister Gabbi and her girlfriend Majken on a roadtrip to their summer cabin. During the trip Gabbi and Majken struggle to find out if Cleo is in love with a boy or a girl. A story about emerging sexuality and the ability to gain and lose trust for one another.

Film website
Film Facebook page


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ELIAS
Lucas van der Rhee

Elias doesn’t feel understood or seen in Ijmuiden where he works at the fishing tackle. He misses his parents after their departure for Turkey. When his brother, Kemal, rents their parents' bedroom, Tom comes to live with them. Seen first as an intruder, Tom turns out to help Elias in his journey to discover himself.

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2017
Duration: 13 min
Genre: Drama, Short
Language: Dutch
Subtitles: English

Film Facebook page


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ABU (Father)
Arshad Khan

Pakistani gay filmmaker Arshad Khan examines his troubled relationship with his devout, Muslim father Abu and their struggle with religion, sexuality, colonialism and migration to Canada. He uses family footage, classic Bollywood films  and animation to introduce viewers to the tense relationships between family and fate, conservatism and liberalism, and modernity and familiarity.

Country: Canada
ear: 2017
Duration: 81 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Urdu, Punjabi
Subtitles: No subtitles

Film website
Film Facebook page

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Queer Faces, Migrant Voices
Dec
10
4:30 PM16:30

Queer Faces, Migrant Voices

16.30 | Queer Faces, Migrant Voices
Language: English

IQMF 2017 in Amsterdam will conclude with a very special programme on the Sunday afternoon. A programme in the dark, where you can close your eyes and just listen. Eight courageous people who fled their homelands and left their family in search for freedom, acceptance and love will present their stories in a mix of live storytelling and recorded audio.

Queer Faces, Migrant Voices is a Stichting art.1 production in collaboration with IQMF, One World Festival Berlin & KIJUFI. Participants from the Netherlands and from Germany followed workshops in storytelling and radio making. The project is financed by Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie, BJA-COW, Jonge Kunst - Fonds Soziokultur, Projektfonds kulturelle Bildung.

 

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Locked In + Not Acceptable + That's My Boy
Dec
10
4:00 PM16:00

Locked In + Not Acceptable + That's My Boy

16.00 | Locked In Not Acceptable + That’s My Boy

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Locked In

Allan McDonald

This documentary showcases the lives of transgender Muslims who share their narratives in a South African context. They struggle with multiple levels of discrimination due to the social and religious stigma that is accelerated by orthodox and extremist interpretations of Islamic texts.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2016
Duration: 52 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Xhosa
Subtitles: No subtitles


 

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Not Acceptable

Saman Haghighivand

A daydreaming trans-boy is put under pressure by his family, resulting in his rejection. The film highlights the difficulties that transgender youth face in families that fail to accept the diversity of gender identities.

Country: Iran
Year: 2017
Duration: 2 min
Genre: Drama, Short
Language: Silent
Subtitles: English, Persian


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That's My Boy

Akhil Sathyan

That’s My Boy is a documentary on identity, self-acceptance and feeling at ease with your own body. It portrays the successful and remarkable life of Sonu, formerly known as Sonia, who chose to follow his heart in spite of family pressures and now works to create awareness of trans issues in India.

Country: India
Year: 2016
Duration: 24 min
Genre: Documentary, Short
Language: English, Malayalam
Subtitles: English

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LGBTIQ Refugees: Different Realities by Secret Garden
Dec
10
2:45 PM14:45

LGBTIQ Refugees: Different Realities by Secret Garden

14.45 | LGBTIQ Refugees: Different Realities by Secret Garden

IQMF has invited Secret Garden to join the panel LGBTIQ refugees: different realities, to address the issues LGBTIQ refugees face after fleeing to the Netherlands. The panellists will discuss exclusion, intimidation and abuse, a lot of which is experienced during the asylum seeking processes in Dutch refugee camps, where LGBTIQ refugees are humiliated and bullied by other refugees and often fail to obtain the protection they seek from Dutch authorities. In addition the panel will discuss how they are perceived by Dutch society in general and the LGBTIQ community in specific. With screenings of films The Crossing and House, Tree, Animal.


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The Crossing
Carlos Motta

The Crossing presents video portraits of eleven LGBTIQ refugees who speak about their experiences before, during and after the exodus from their homelands to the Netherlands. Their touching accounts demonstrate the challenges of living amid homophobia and transphobia.

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2017
Duration: 23 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: Arabic, Farsi, Urdu
Subtitles: English

Film website


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House Tree Animal (Huisje Boompje Beestje)
Tom Cas, Koen Leerink

Dannie and Ferry have everything they could dream off, but still there's something missing. Keeping up with the latest trend, they take a trip to Greece to extend the family. But is this what they wanted?

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2017
Duration: 7 min
Genre: Drama, Short
Language: Dutch
Subtitles: English

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Queering the Stage screening + Q&A
Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

Queering the Stage screening + Q&A

14.00 SHORT FILM PROGRAM | Queering the Stage + Q&A

Following the debate Queering the Stage, three films related to the topics discussed will be screened.

In attendance of filmmaker Mohamad Abdouni and protagonist Anya Kneez.

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ANYA KNEEZ: A Queen In Beirut

Mohamad Abdouni

After 23 years in the United States, Anya Kneez moves back home to live with her parents in Lebanon. She struggles with the values of a Middle Eastern society that fails to accommodate her lifestyle. The short documentary portrays the life of the boy who brought Drag from the slums of Brooklyn to the clubs of Beirut.

Country: Lebanon
Year: 2017
Duration: 11 min
Genre: Documentary, Short
Language: English
Subtitles: English

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Mohamad Abdouni is a multidisciplinary visual artist, photographer, filmmaker and curator based in Beirut. He founded F/I/M2/P magazine back in 2012, a print publication for Arts & Culture in the Middle East, and is currently Editor in-Chief of ‘COLD CUTS’ magazine. He has worked with the likes of FENDI, Vice UK and L’officiel, whereas his personal projects tend to focus on the untold stories of Beirut and the rising queer culture of the city through several documentaries and photo stories. Whether in still photography or moving images, Abdouni seamlessly shifts between raw aesthetics and overly romanticised visuals, with music always playing a primordial part in every project.


 

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Decoding DarkMatter

Crystal Waterton

Decoding DarkMatter documents the journey of two Asian transgender poetry performance artists, as they progress from Stanford University, where they began performing together, to their first large theater production. As art activists, they discuss the obstacles trans people of color are facing worldwide.

Country: United States
Year: 2017
Duration: 22 min
Genre: Documentary, Short
Language: English
Subtitles: No subtitles

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Tango Queerido

Liliana Furió

Tango Queerido offers insight from within the international queer tango movement. It highlights the paradox of how tango, a traditionally macho dance, has given LGBTIQ communities a tool of communication and political struggle through appropriation, rebelling against its heteronormative gender roles.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2016
Duration: 60 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, German, Spanish
Subtitles: English

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Queering the Stage debate
Dec
10
1:00 PM13:00

Queering the Stage debate

13.00 | Debate: Queering the stage

Language: English/Dutch | Free entrance to the debate, short film screening sold separately

The festival’s Queering the Stage program introduces ways of queering the performing arts. How can performing arts crush patriarchy, abolish gender roles, and move beyond the heteronormative axis on an trans-regional level? You are invited to discuss the topics with professionals from diverse cultural fields. Following the debate, three films – ANYA KNEEZ: A Queen In Beirut, Decoding DarkMatter, and Tango Queerido – supply the audience with possible approaches to the topic, focusing on the fields of drag, poetry, theatre and dance. The discussion is moderated by Marcel Heyman.

Panelists:

- Merel Moistra is Philosopher, Psychologist, Mother, Father, Songwriter-Singer, Comedienne, Actress, All round entertainer. Star of the Dutch theater-comedy scene, bearer of the rainbow-flag, the mother of change, self-made woman and more. Must we name it all? Oh yeah, she has been there, done it, and it was well received. A long string of successes that would bore you to tears. Must we include that this extremely successful person is also in the possession of a well-rounded and grounded character? An extremely spiritually guided person, who wants to change the world for the better? Or will this overload of information about her self-evident quality only rub you the wrong way and provoke a raging fit of obvious envious jealousy?

- Brian van Nunen is a transman born in 1976 in the south of the Netherlands. He has written  poetry since 2003, started painting in 2013 while he was waiting for his medical transition from female to male. At first the paintings were on small canvases with cheap paint but after the operation in 2014 when he started to evaluate his life and wanted to become visible, the paintings became bigger and the paint of better quality. Besides working as an artist he also works as office manager at COC Netherlands and is planning on starting Trans United Utrecht in 2018.

- Keren Rosenberg is a Middle-eastern, Amsterdam based performer | maker | movement researcher. Through her works and artistic practice, she seeks to articulate a new physical and social political gaze over the body and the environment it functions in; Hunting for rituals and physicality that can liquidate boundaries between the body and the environment we live in, between our social skin and the primitive body underneath. Questioning queer and social political context from a hetero-fluid perspective, while creating multidisciplinary collaborations with artists from the fields of Photography, Film, Design, Sound and Theory. Keren is also a certified Gaga teacher.

Aleksandr Vinogradov is Karelian film director, who was born in the North of Russia. He moved to Moscow in 2002 where he started to work as a graphic designer. In 2012 graduated the Humanitarian Institute of TV with honors and presented his graduation film “Five Steps of Butoh” about contemporary Japanese dance performed by a Russian dancer. In 2012 he was accepted to a documentary filmmaker’s master program DocNomads where he experimented with a form of his documentary films. Recent works of Aleksandr are mixing classical narrative of storytelling with contemporary and animated elements, both of them are helping to express internal conflicts of films. His latest graduation film “Call Me Chaos”, about a chansonnier who fights for her artistic freedom through her music and lyrics, was premiered at Visions Du Reel in 2016. Since 2015 he is working on a feature documentary “QUEER TANGO GOES TO RUSSIA” about the LGBTQ dance movement in St. Petersburg which is scheduled to be released in 2018.

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Representing LGBTIQ Refugees + Q&A
Dec
10
1:00 PM13:00

Representing LGBTIQ Refugees + Q&A

13.00 | SHORT FILM PROGRAM | Representing LGBTIQ Refugees + Q&A

Who gets to speak for whom? Popular culture representations are susceptible to constructing the refugee subject solely from a Western gaze. Issues of stripping the individual of agency, resulting in victimization, exoticization and eroticization, are discussed through four short films and a debate.

In attendance of filmmakers Nish Gera and Guido Verelst.


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House Tree Animal (Huisje Boompje Beestje)

Tom Cas, Koen Leerink

Dannie and Ferry have everything they could dream off, but still there's something missing. Keeping up with the latest trend, they take a trip to Greece to extend the family. But is this what they wanted?

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2017
Duration: 7 min
Genre: Drama, Short
Language: Dutch
Subtitles: English

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Scar Tissue

Nish Gera

Sami has fled Aleppo to Amsterdam where he hopes to live openly as a gay man and escape the past. A chance encounter brings him face to face with Johan. Over the course of a night, unsettling secrets are revealed that make both men confront harsh truths about the very different worlds they come from.

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2017
Duration: 15 min
Genre: Drama, Short
Language: Arabic, English
Subtitles: English

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SKAI BLUE

Guido Verelst

Tom meets Simon, a Cameroon refugee on a dating app. They have a short but passionate relationship and hope for a better life, happiness and love. However, Tom realizes that this relationship has a huge impact on his own life and is forced to make a difficult choice.

Country: Belgium
Year: 2017
Duration: 18 min
Genre: Drama, Short
Language: English
Subtitles: No subtitles

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Y

Gina Wenzel

Laura is a self-confident young woman, a member of “Generation Y”. Spoilt for choice by life’s abundance of options, Laura has lost track of her own aims and ideals. One night she meets Safi, who has fled her homeland. The encounter gives Laura food for thought.

Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Duration: 24 min
Genre: Drama, Short
Language: German, English
Subtitles: English

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The Wound (Inxeba)
Dec
9
10:10 PM22:10

The Wound (Inxeba)

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22.00 | The Wound (Inxeba)
John Trengove

Xolani, a lonely factory worker, travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. When a defiant initiate from the city discovers his best-kept secret, Xolani's entire existence begins to unravel.


 

Country: South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, France
Year: 2016
Duration: 88 min
Genre: Drama
Language: Xhosa
Subtitles: English
 

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I Dream In Another Language + closing ceremony
Dec
9
8:00 PM20:00

I Dream In Another Language + closing ceremony

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20:00 | I Dream In Another Language
Ernesto Contreras

A young linguist travels to the Mexican jungle to research and save a mysterious indigenous language on the verge of extinction due to a fight between the last two speakers. He uncovers a secret, concealed by the language.


 

Country: Mexico, Netherlands
Year: 2016
Duration: 103 min
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish, Zikril
Subtitles: English


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Tale of the Lost Boys
Dec
9
6:15 PM18:15

Tale of the Lost Boys

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18:15 | Tale of the Lost Boys
Joselito Altarejos

The friendship between Alex the Filipino and Jerry the Taiwanese aborigine begins as Alex arrives in Taipei from Manila. They quickly become friends and go on a road trip to Jerry’s hometown, which makes the two connect and reconnect with their respective mothers and realize a certain sense of identity.


 

Country: Taiwan
Year: 2017
Duration: 90 min
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Tagalog, Mandarin, Atayal
Subtitles: English

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Who speaks for who: representing the queer/migrant community debate
Dec
9
4:15 PM16:15

Who speaks for who: representing the queer/migrant community debate

16.15 | Who speaks for who: representing the queer/migrant community debate
Language: English/Dutch | Entrance: free

Who is the best representative of the queer & migrant community? As a festival we want to keep a critical gaze inwards as well and we also wonder who has a right to speak at any given time. We will explore this based on the following 2 statements: White LGBTIQ individuals are not equipped to represent queer people of color; Heteros should do more to support the emancipation of the LGBTIQ community.

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Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

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16.00 | Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things
Mark Kenneth Woods, Michael Yerxa

As a small group in Nunavut, Canada prepare for a seminal LGBTIQ Pride celebration in the Arctic, the film explores how colonization and religion have shamed and erased traditional Inuit beliefs about sexuality and family structure and how a new generation of Inuit are actively ‘unshaming’ their past.

Country: Canada
Year: 2016
Duration: 71 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Subtitles: No subtitles

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Asian Shorts + Q&A
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

Asian Shorts + Q&A

16.00 SHORT FILM PROGRAM | Asian Shorts

The films within the Asian Shorts program focus on the diverse experiences of Asian-born individuals who strive to challenge gendered stereotypes, combine their gender expression with parenting, and stand up to structural violence that manifests as police brutality toward LGBTIQ individuals.

In attendance of filmmakers Anouk Houtman and Alice McDowell.


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Across Gender + Q&A

Anouk Houtman

Across Gender is an ethnographic film about the negotiation of visibility of trans people in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Focusing on personal experiences of different people who ‘cross gender’, it shares the experiences and societal views of LGBTIQ activists, drag performers, and students of an Islamic school for trans women.

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2016
Duration: 24 min
Genre: Documentary, Short
Language: English, Indonesian
Subtitles: English

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Anouk Houtman is based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and has a background in visual anthropology and gender studies. After her bachelor’s in Amsterdam, she continued with an MA in visual anthropology in Leiden where she started using the camera professionally for the first time. During her fieldwork in Indonesia, Anouk made an ethnographic film called Across Gender, which focuses on the negotiation of visibility when one ‘crosses gender’ in Yogyakarta. This project inspired her to follow this up with an MA in gender studies, which she recently finished. Anouk has a wide range of interests but is especially passionate about projects dealing with activism, feminism, gender, sexuality and power relations. She is interested in people’s personal stories and experiences and believes film is a tool for social change.


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As Human As I Am + Q&A

Alice McDowell

Sexual and gender minority groups around the world face many forms of discrimination and persecution. As Human as I Am documents stories and strategies from LGBTIQ communities in Nepal, Malawi and Fiji, as they campaign for recognition, protection and inclusion.

Country: Ireland
Year: 2017
Duration: 30 min
Genre: Documentary, Short
Language: English
Subtitles: No subtitles

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Alice McDowell is a documentary filmmaker working both locally and internationally in the areas of human rights and democracy. Her films have explored a range of themes, including LGBTI rights, female genital mutilation (FGM), feminism and Islam and money in politics. In recent years, she has collaborated with the Ishka Films, the Galway Film Centre and Galway UNESCO City of Film, and her work has been commissioned by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, the Irish Film Board, the Simon Cumbers Media Fund and Science Foundation Ireland.


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May I Help You

Yamin Oo

"May I help you" is the slogan of the Myanmar police, but it does not apply to everyone, as LGBTIQ individuals are harassed by the police all over the country. In this investigative documentary, victims of police harassment voice their experiences with structural discrimination.

Country: Myanmar
Year: 2017
Duration: 26 min
Genre: Documentary, Short
Language: Burmese
Subtitles: English


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TransParent

Adel Clemente

For fear of being rejected as a transgendered woman, an overseas Filipino worker father hasn't returned to her family in 10 years. One day, she finally gets the courage to come home. Will her family accept her?

Country: Philippines
Year: 2016
Duration: 10 min
Genre: Drama, Short
Language: Tagalog
Subtitles: English

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Queer festivals under attack debate
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Queer festivals under attack debate

15.00 | Queer Festivals under attack debate
Language: English/Dutch | Entrance: Free

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Queer Festivals face problems and are under constant attack in many countries. Recently, a two day LGBT film festival got banned in Ankara because the festival "could incite grudges and enmity toward a part of society”. In Tunis, the brand new Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival will be launched in January 2018 and it might face challenges too. Gizem Bayiksel and Karam Aouini will talk about their drives and motives, their passion and activism in the debate Queer Festivals under attack.

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Massimadi Festival presents Le festival restera au placard + Paris Is Voguing
Dec
9
2:15 PM14:15

Massimadi Festival presents Le festival restera au placard + Paris Is Voguing

14.15 | SPECIAL PROGRAM: Massimadi Festival presents

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Massimadi Festival is a film festival from Brussels, which focuses on Africa and her diasporas. During IQMF the festival will screen two films. Prior to the screening Marthe Djilo Kamga, the founder of Massimadi Festival, introduces the program.


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Le festival restera au placard
Valérie Bah

A short documentary on the politically motivated media storm and homophobia that led to the cancellation of the first edition of the Massimadi Festival in Port-au-Prince organized by the Haitian Association Kouraj in September 2016.

Country: Haiti
Year: 2016
Duration: 21 min
Genre: Documentary, Short
Language: French, Haitian Creole
Subtitles: English


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Paris is Voguing
Gabrielle Culand

Lasseindra Ninja and Stéphane Mizrahi are two French pioneers of Voguing, a dance created in the 1970s within the gay community of Harlem, NYC. Their mission is to transmit this part of queer culture to the youth of the French suburbs by teaching their "children" to dance, to be elegant, but also to be proud.

Country: France
Year: 2016
Duration: 64 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: French
Subtitles: English

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HOMØE - Looking For Shelter + The Migrant Mixtape + Q&A
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

HOMØE - Looking For Shelter + The Migrant Mixtape + Q&A

14.00 | HOMØE - Looking For Shelter + The Migrant Mixtape

In attendance of filmmaker Bin Chen.

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HOMØE - Looking For Shelter (HOMØE - Auf der Suche nach Geborgenheit) + Q&A
Bin Chen

The documentary follows the lives of three individuals fleeing persecution and discrimination: Javid from Azerbaijan, who pursues political activism; Boris from Russia who has found his place in Germany’s first shelter for LGBTIQ refugees; and Melissa from Syria who encourages other refugees through her art.

Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Duration: 56 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, German
Subtitles: English

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The Migrant Mixtape (La Cassette Migrante)
Elie Jean Tahchi

Arab LGBTIQ individuals send Helem Montreal the Migrant Mixtape, a series of recorded letters. They are asking for support to seek asylum in Canada in order to escape persecution and homophobic violence in their country of origin. One of them, Adib Mardini, tells us about the process that changed his life.

Country: Canada
Year: 2017
Duration: 22 min
Genre: Documentary, Short
Language: Arabic, English, French
Subtitles: English

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IQMF presents IQMF Academy
Dec
9
12:30 PM12:30

IQMF presents IQMF Academy

12.30 | SPECIAL PROGRAM | IQMF presents IQMF Academy | Entrance: Free

Have you always wanted to connect with the IQMF Academy participants? Now is your chance, as this special screening showcases a diverse set of films by IQMF Academy participants. It is a unique opportunity to see short films by up-and-coming filmmakers, who are committed to queer and migrant topics.


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The World Is Round So That Nobody Can Hide In The Corners - Part I: Refuge
Leandro Goddinho

The journey of an African gay refugee seeking asylum in Germany.

Integrate     v. [ˈˈin-tə-ˌgrāt]
1. combine (one thing) with another to form a whole.
2. bring into equal participation in a social group or institution.
Refuge         n. [ˈref.juːdʒ]
(a place that gives) protection or shelter from danger, trouble, unhappiness.

Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Duration: 10 min
Genre: Documentary, Short
Language: English
Subtitles: English


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Asylum Park
Shanu Sharma

A chance meeting in a park in Berlin proves to be fortuitous for two strangers, faced with uncertainty of their immigrant status and scraping circumstances. Asylum Park is a story about those who are the marginalised in society. A story about choices and courage and what lies beneath our perception of colour, immigration and sexual orientation. 

Country: India
Year: 2017
Duration: 20 min
Genre: Drama, Short
Language: English
Subtitles: English


 

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African Shorts + after talk
Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

African Shorts + after talk

12.00 | SHORT FILM PROGRAM | African Shorts

The African Shorts programme brings forth stories of LGBTIQ individuals within an African context. What does it mean to live in a society where you are ostracized because of your gender expression or sexual orientation? Struggles with family relations and belonging also come into play.

The short film screening is followed by an after talk with Lindsay Louis, the South African Embassy Cultural Attaché. The talk is moderated by Shayne McCreadie.


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Reluctantly Queer

Akosua Adoma Owusu

The epistolary short film invites the viewer to witness the unsettling life of a young Ghanaian man, as he struggles to reconcile his love for his mother with his love for same-sex desire amid the increased tensions incited by same-sex politics in Ghana.

Country: Ghana
Year: 2016
Duration: 8 min
Genre: Drama, Short
Language: English
Subtitles: No subtitles

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From the Same Soil

Nicky Newman

The film portrays the lives of two gay men and a transgender woman who have applied for refugee status in South Africa. Despite legal protection of LGBTIQ individuals, Flavina, Mussa and Junior encounter stigmatization, persecution and violence, which turn them into human rights activists.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2015
Duration: 29 min
Genre: Documentary, Short
Language: English
Subtitles: English

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Dance with the Maiden (Sina Nomakotshana)

Thishiwe Ziqubu

Nolwandle, the apple of her minister father’s eye, feels lost in between the pressures of her religious family and her feelings for her contemporary dance partner, Khwezi. Confrontations cannot be avoided in this coming out story during a traditional Zulu initiation.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2016
Duration: 26 min
Genre: Drama, Short
Language: English, Zulu
Subtitles: English


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Impunity + Q&A

Isaac Matovu

Despite the court ruling against the famous anti-gay bill, the LGBTIQ community in Uganda is in constant risk of violence and discrimination. The documentary portrays the government’s attempts to legally disenfranchise sexual minorities while the masses decide to take the law in their own hands with impunity.

Country: Uganda
Year: 2017
Duration: 26 min
Genre: Documentary, Short
Language: English
Subtitles: English

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Children - Short Films + Q&A
Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

Children - Short Films + Q&A

12.00 | SHORT FILM PROGRAM | Children Shorts

The demand to conform to a binary gender system and a heterosexual norm prove challenging for children and youth who do not fit the mold. The short films feature young protagonists in the midst of self-discovery as well as rebellion toward the narrow societal attitudes toward gender stereotypes and sexuality.

In attendance of filmmakers Gizem Bayıksel and Lucas van der Rhee.


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Shala + Q&A

João Inacío

Shala is the story about Pedro, a young boy living in an orphanage in the Amazon, who has a hard time being adopted because of several prejudices from adoptive parents. Pedro creates situations to draw the potential parents’ attention, while cherishing his imaginary friendship with his only toy, a doll named "Shala."

Country: Brazil
Year: 2016
Duration: 11 min
Genre: Drama, Short
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English

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Escaping Agra

Pallavi Somusetty

Non-binary college student Naveen chronicles their experience of being illegally detained by their parents in Agra, India after their gender and sexual orientation are revealed. Naveen gives a firsthand account of the tribulations they had to undergo in the quest to live a life they could truly call their own.

Country: United States
Year: 2016
Duration: 24 min
Genre: Documentary, Short
Language: English
Subtitles: No subtitles

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I Don't Like Her

Javad Daraei

Eli is caught in crossfire between living out her true gender identity and her parents’ resistant attitudes. The constant taunts both at home and at school reduce her to tears, but she finds power within to fight back for her right of self-expression.

Country: Iran
Year: 2016
Duration: 20 min
Genre: Drama, Short
Language: Persian
Subtitles: English


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Min Homosyster (My Gay Sister)

Lia Hietala

Cleo joins her older sister Gabbi and her girlfriend Majken on a roadtrip to their summer cabin. During the trip Gabbi and Majken struggle to find out if Cleo is in love with a boy or a girl. A story about emerging sexuality and the ability to gain and lose trust for one another.

Country: Sweden
Year: 2017
Duration: 15 min
Genre: Drama, Short
Language: Swedish
Subtitles: English

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Child's Play (Çocuk Oyuncağı

Gizem Bayıksel

Becoming an adult begins with moving out from your parents' house. While leaving the house, Derin hides an adult secret in the toy-box filled with her childhood memories. We step into adulthood sometimes voluntarily, sometimes involuntarily and it gradually expands with inevitable confrontations.

Country: Turkey
Year: 2014
Duration: 5 min
Genre: Drama, Short
Language: Turkish
Subtitles: English

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ELIAS + Q&A

Lucas van der Rhee

WORLD PREMIERE

Elias doesn’t feel understood or seen in Ijmuiden where he works at the fishing tackle. He misses his parents after their departure for Turkey. When his brother, Kemal, rents their parents' bedroom, Tom comes to live with them. Seen first as an intruder, Tom turns out to help Elias in his journey to discover himself.

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2017
Duration: 13 min
Genre: Drama, Short
Language: Dutch
Subtitles: English

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Pera x IQMF The Party
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Pera x IQMF The Party

Pera x IQMF the Party
Location: Paradiso Amsterdam, Weteringschans 6-8
Open: 23.30-05.00
Entrance: €12,50 ,- (including membership Paradiso)

Club Pera invites IQMF for a night of sweaty beats in a sticky room. Openminded queer party with Pink Istanbul residents. Meet IQMF’s programming team and all the fabulous guests at this steaming party!

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Grey Violet – Odd One Out + HALF A LIFE + Q&A
Dec
8
10:00 PM22:00

Grey Violet – Odd One Out + HALF A LIFE + Q&A

22.00 | Grey Violet – Odd One Out
+ HALF A LIFE + Q&A

In attendance of filmmakers Reetta Aalto and Tamara Shogaolu.

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Grey Violet – Odd One Out
Reetta Aalto

Grey Violet, an educated mathematician and political activist, who is not a “he”, nor “she”, but “they”, is among the people to flee Russia due to the outburst of ultra conservative values and patriotic fanatics. Grey Violet’s mother reflects on the experiences of protecting her child who flees neo-conservative groups to Finland.

Country: Finland
Year: 2017
Duration: 54 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Finnish, Russian
Subtitles: English

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HALF A LIFE
Tamara Shogaolu

After a traumatic encounter, a young, gay Egyptian joins the LGBTIQ rights movement. He must choose whether to stay in the country he loves or seek asylum elsewhere as a refugee. HALF A LIFE is a timely story of activism and hope, set in the increasingly dangerous and oppressive social climate of Egypt today.

Country: United States
Year: 2017
Duration: 12 min
Genre: Documentary, Animation, Short
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: English

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Queer Activism debate
Dec
8
9:00 PM21:00

Queer Activism debate

21.00 | Debate: Queer Activism
Language: English |
Free entrance to the debate, film screening sold separately

In what way can activism change your life? Prior to the films Grey Violet – Odd One Out & HALF A LIFE, we interview four queer activists on their work and the influence it has had on their life. Some of them have to flee their own country and have rebuilt their life in the Netherlands. Do they still have hope for the LGBT community in their own country? And what advice do they have for the Netherlands?

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Girl Unbound + after talk
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Girl Unbound + after talk

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20.00 | Girl Unbound + after talk
Erin Heidenreich

In Waziristan, “one of the most dangerous places on earth”, Maria Toorpakai defies the Taliban by disguising as a boy, so she can play sports freely. But when she becomes a rising star, her true identity is revealed, bringing constant death threats on her family. Undeterred, they continue to fight for freedom.

Film followed by after talk, moderated by Isjed Hussain.

Isjed Ijaz Hussain is a Dutch Pakistani muslim and genderqueer. Isjed works as an activist and is the initiator of Veilige Haven Utrecht, Prisma Groep, Queer Welfare en the bicultural GSA-project: www.vhutrecht.nl en www.prismagroeputrecht.nl


 

Country: United States
Year: 2016
Duration: 80 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Pashtu, Urdu
Subtitles: English

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The Wound (Inxeba) @ Bijlmer Parktheater
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Wound (Inxeba) @ Bijlmer Parktheater

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22.00 | The Wound (Inxeba)
John Trengove

Xolani, a lonely factory worker, travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. When a defiant initiate from the city discovers his best-kept secret, Xolani's entire existence begins to unravel.


 

Country: South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, France
Year: 2016
Duration: 88 min
Genre: Drama
Language: Xhosa
Subtitles: English
 

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ABU (Father) + Q&A @ Humanity House, The Hague
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

ABU (Father) + Q&A @ Humanity House, The Hague

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In collaboration with Fonds1818 and the Canadian Embassy. Send an email to info@canada.nl if you want to attend this screening. 

20.15 | ABU (Father) + Q&A
Arshad Khan

Pakistani gay filmmaker Arshad Khan examines his troubled relationship with his devout, Muslim father Abu and their struggle with religion, sexuality, colonialism and migration to Canada. He uses family footage, classic Bollywood films  and animation to introduce viewers to the tense relationships between family and fate, conservatism and liberalism, and modernity and familiarity.

In attendance of filmmaker Arshad Khan.


 

Country: Canada
Year: 2017
Duration: 81 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Urdu, Punjabi
Subtitles: No subtitles

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TranScreen presents Upon the Shadow
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

TranScreen presents Upon the Shadow

18.00 | SPECIAL PROGRAM: TranScreen presents

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TranScreen Film Festival is a multi-day film festival in Amsterdam with international films on trans* and gender diverse narratives. At IQMF, TranScreen presents the film Upon the Shadow.


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Upon the Shadow
Nada Mezni Hafaiedh

In 2013, Amina Sboui, who was 18 at the time, posted a photo of herself on Facebook, bare-chested with the text ‘My body is mine and not the source of other people’s honour.’ written on her chest. This was the first FEMEN protest in Tunisia. Her following arrest caused a worldwide array of protests, which resulted in her release. Three years later we visit Amina in the house that she shares with a group of LGBT friends. Rejection by family and society, and the pain that accompany this, form a constant thread running through their lives.

Country: Tunisia
Year: 2017
Duration: 80 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: English

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Genderqueer KIKI
Dec
7
to Dec 8

Genderqueer KIKI

Genderqueer KIKI
Location: Getto
, Warmoesstraat 51
Open: 22:00 - late
Free entrance

Soulfood, cocktails, tea, salacious gossip, fine music, art and performance, a marvelous party where everyone is welcome to fight ennui, relax and celebrate the fabulousness of all the colours in the gender rainbow.

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Chronic + Q&A
Dec
7
10:10 PM22:10

Chronic + Q&A

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22.10 | Chronic + Q&A
Mohamed Moe Sabbah

Omar, a photographer, has a special experience with death, which he tries to express through a new project. He invites three models to his studio. His "project" is not only about the photos. He spends the day manipulating his visitors, playing with them, provoking them and putting them in danger.  A story of sex, love and trauma in the city of Beirut.

In attendance of filmmaker Mohamed Moe Sabbah.


 

Country: Lebanon
Year: 2017
Duration: 89 min
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: English

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