Filmmaker Training

I want to thank you again, for allowing me to be a part of something so very special (and very important). I have walked away inspired and more confident than I have felt in a long while. You have given me more than you know. I already have plans for upcoming projects and am eager to share things I have learned with other queer women of color who have interest in the power of film. —QWOCMAP Filmmaker

QWOCMAP: Film & Freedom Academy - San Francisco

Filmmaker Training Program

Registration for the filmmaking workshop for Transitional Age Youth 18-24 LBTQ People of Color closes on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 5pm.

The workshop will be held Friday, November 8 to Monday, November 11.


Our Filmmaker Training Program demystifies filmmaking and gives you the tools to create your own film. We provide professional training, coaching, equipment for shared use, and learning resources, all free of charge. Our workshops fill up fast, so please sign up on the waiting list below, and you’ll be the first to get registration information.

If you were not able to join us for the workshops listed above, please don’t feel discouraged or excluded, just sign up below. Once you join our waiting list, you’ll receive workshop information before anyone else!

Filmmaker Training Program waiting list.


Thank you for your dedication, your commitment to faithfully recording the thoughts, visions and voices of queer women of color.

2014 QWOCMAP Film & Freedom Academy - Long Beach


Film & Freedom Academy: FREE filmmaking workshop November 2-5 for LBTQ Youth of Color (18-24)

Register by 5pm, Wednesday, October 17

This includes African Descent/Black, Asian, Chicanx/Latinx, First Nations/Native American/Indigenous, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, Southwest Asian, North African/Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, South Asian, and mixed-race/multi-racial lesbians, bisexual women, same gender loving, Two Spirit, queer, gender nonbinary, and transgender, transitional age youth of color who are ages 18 to 24 years old.

Held in partnership with Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco

2014 QWOCMAP Film & Freedom Academy - Richmond


Film & Freedom Academy: FREE filmmaking workshopNovember 16-19 for Sick & Disabled LBTQ people of color.

Registration deadline:  5pm, Wednesday, October 31

This workshop is offered for Sick & Disabled LBTQ people of color who, to paraphrase Sins Invalid, have physical impairments, identify as ‘sick’ or chronically ill, who are psych survivors or deal with mental health conditions, neurodiverse people, people with cognitive impairments or learning disabilities. This workshop also welcomes Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. We recognize that Deaf people have a language and culture and do not regard deafness as a disability. At this time, the workshop is unable to accommodate those with vision impairments, blindness, or low-vision.

Held in partnership with Women’s Cancer Resource Center in Berkeley

An amazing 5 days. Thank you for the experience! See you in June!

Online University

So much gratitude for you..this was an incredible experience. You are changing the lives of many women and communities. I appreciate your patience, commitment and creative support.

Online University

Participants are supported with online resources, including instructional videos and materials developed in-house at QWOCMAP, interactive tutorials, lesson plans, and our filmmaker handbook.

We make these resources available to participants during our Filmmaker Training Program and into their ongoing work as filmmakers.

QWOCMAP Filmmakers – Sign In

You can donate to make this open-source, mobile optimized online course management system available to more filmmakers.


Thank you for the honor of working with all of the folks who make making films that tell our stories so much fun and a great learning (spiritually and literally) experience. Proud to be part of the QWOCMAP family.

Start typing and press Enter to search