Filmmaker Training Program

QWOCMAP has inspired me to reach for my greatest dreams and the tools to make them come true.

Since 2000, we’ve been on a journey to transform what we see in film by developing leaders in the art of filmmaking and empowering social justice movements. We continue to be inspired by the generosity of people like you, who contribute time and talent to support our critical work.

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About Us

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.


2021 Sundance Uprise Grant Fund Recipient

Sundance Institute announced QWOCMAP as an Arts Organization Grantee! The Uprise Grant Fund awarded funds to 38 BIPOC artists, and 18 powerful BIPOC-led organizations like AdocPR and Sisters in Cinema, founded […]

2nd Place! Give OUT Day 2021

QWOCMAP is extremely grateful to our 2021 Give Out Day donors. With 465 amazing donors, we raised $43,732! We ended up in 2nd place in the national medium-size organization category […]

FilmEx July Panel

In July 2021, QWOCMAP Program Manager Christina Lang spoke at FilmEx July, a film festival conference presented by Film Festival Alliance. The panel “Both…And: Thinking Outside the ‘Category” explored the ways that festival […]

Asian Art Museum Features Madeleine Lim

On June 24, 2021, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco screened Sambal Belacan in San Francisco (1997) and The Worlds of Bernice Bing (2013) by Madeleine Lim, followed by […]


On June 26, 2021, Madeleine Lim moderated a special AFI DOCS 2021 panel discussion History is Out: Excavating Queer Stories for the Screen. Led by Mad, the filmmakers discussed their […]

Madeleine Lim Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

In May 2021, QWOCMAP founding Executive/Artistic Director Madeleine Lim received a Lifetime Achievement in Community Building Award from the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco! Mad has spent her whole […]

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