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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.


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 […]

Queer Screen Pitch Off 2020

As bustling and busy as ever, in September Madeleine Lim juried Sydney’s Queer Screen Pitch Off 2020 with Bryan Glick and Joe Bilancio. Filmmakers from Australia competed for the chance to […]

Difficult Conversations on Equity in Fundraising

On December 1, QWOCMAP Managing Director T. Kebo Drew, CFRE, was featured on The Freshman Fundraisers Podcast. Listen to Difficult Conversations on Equity in Fundraising.

The Worlds of Bernice Bing

In August, QWOCMAP founding Executive/Artistic Director Madeleine Lim’s documentary The Worlds of Bernice Bing (2013) screened at the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival as part of their online “Indelible Artists” shorts program […]

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