A Black drag queen with dark brown skin and a long blonde wig, singing with her arms wide open in the middle of Market Street in San Francisco. Behind her are skyscrapers, buildings, and streetlights. On the left is the QWOCMAP 20th anniversary logo and white text that reads FREE! 17th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. On the right is black and red text that reads Online Live Stream! June 11, 12, 13, 2021. In the bottom right are the accessibility lofos for ASL and open captions.
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QWOCMAP uses film to shatter stereotypes and bias, reveal the lived truth of inequality, address the vital, intersecting issues that concern multiple populations, and build understanding and community around art and social justice. QWOCMAP creates, exhibits, and distributes high-impact films that authentically reflect the lives of queer women of color (cisgender & transgender), and gender non-binary/nonconforming/variant and transgender people of color (of any orientation), and address the vital, intersecting social justice issues that concern our multiple communities. QWOCMAP’s vision nurtures filmmakers as artist-activist leaders for social change.


QWOCMAP Filmmaker Grant Recipients

QWOCMAP is proud to announce our first-ever QWOCMAP Filmmaker Grant recipients! A total of $10,000 was awarded to 8 LBTQ+ filmmakers of color creating films in San Francisco. Grant Recipients [...]

Molten Connections Make for Merry Community – SF Bay Times

The San Francisco Bay Times published an article about our 17th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. “Molten Connections Make for Merry Community at the 17th Annual Queer Women [...]

Radical Visions – East Bay Express

The East Bay Express published an article about our 17th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. “Radical Visions” by Lou Fancher Published June 9, 2021 Read the article: https://eastbayexpress.com/radical-visions/ [...]

Dueling SF LGBTQ Film Fests – Bay Area Reporter

The Bay Area Reporter published an article about our 17th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. “Dueling SF LGBTQ film fests have some upset” by Heather Cassell Published June [...]

For LGBTQ+ Pride, 2021 is a Year of Transition – KQED

KQED published an article about our 17th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. “For LGBTQ+ Pride Parties and Events, 2021 is a Year of Transition” by Veronica Esposito Published [...]

Queer, trans women still seeking representation in media – SF Examiner

The San Francisco Examiner published an article about QWOCMAP. “Queer, trans women still seeking representation in media” by Kate Selig Published February 15, 2021 Read the article: https://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/queer-trans-women-still-seeking-representation-in-media/ “Madeleine Lim [...]

Beyond Inclusion Panel Recording

On November 17, QWOCMAP founding Executive/Artistic Director Madeleine Lim spoke at Firelight Media’s special edition of their Beyond Resilience series at DOC NYC. Watch the recording of the panel, which began with Mad […]

One-Time Exception to Singapore Ban of Madeleine Lim Film

In October 2020, QWOCMAP founding Executive/Artistic Director Madeleine Lim’s award-winning film Sambal Belacan in San Francisco (1997) screened publicly in Singapore for the first time ever, when the Singaporean government […]

The Worlds of Bernice Bing

Riding the waves of American history, The Worlds of Bernice Bing (2013) explores the life, activism and art of this Abstract Expressionist painter, Beat-era Existentialist, Buddhist, feminist, and Chinese American […]

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