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


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Festivals for Freedom

Queer film festivals are cultural events, yet they still maintain a certain activistic tone, trying to make LGBTQ+ cinema accessible to wider audiences. Being different is sometimes accepted, but sometimes strongly rejected. How to work with the unpleasant legislation of your homeland, the lack of funding and the hostile public opinion? Several festival representatives will explain how safe spaces for the local communities have been created despite all obstacles.


Host: Maxime Duvall

Guests: Leyli Gafarova (InVisible Film Festival Baku), Popo Fan (Beijing Queer Film Festival), Masha Godovannaya (filmmaker), Shaky Hassan (filmmaker).


All talks are €5 and free for people that already have a ticket to any screening of IQMF. Collect your free ticket at the box office in LAB 111 by presenting your film ticket.