On the right, a close up photo of a genderfluid Pilipinx person. Purple text on a white stripe reads CALL FOR FILMS! Below, white text on a light purple background reads Deadline: January 21, 2022, 18th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. Top right is the QWOCMAP logo.


DEADLINE: Friday, January 21, 2022 to be RECEIVED in the QWOCMAP office.

QWOCMAP invites films to our 18th annual International Queer Women of Color Film Festival, June 10-12, 2022. The Film Festival will be held in-person at the Presidio Theatre, 99 Moraga Avenue in San Francisco.

The Queer Women of Color Film Festival seeks films of any genre, subject matter, and length, that are made by queer women of color (cisgender and transgender), and nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and transgender people of color (of any orientation). This includes, African Descent/Black; Asian; Chicanx/Latinx; First Nations/Native American/American Indian/Indigenous; Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander; Southwest Asian, North African/Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, South Asian (SWANA/AMEMSA); and Mixed-Race people of color from anywhere in the world.

There is no submission fee. Filmmakers are welcome to submit more than one film. 

Submission Guidelines

1) Films must be MADE BY a queer woman of color (cisgender or transgender), or a nonbinary, gender non-conforming, or transgender person of color (of any orientation).

2) Year of completion MUST be between 2019 and 2022.

3) Films may be of any length (shorts & features).

4) Films may be of any genre (narrative, documentary, experimental, mixed).

5) Films may be submitted online or by mail.

Submissions must include 3 stills and descriptive information about who/what is depicted (eg, race/ethnicity, gender, etc.), for use in image descriptions for people who are Blind and Low Vision.

6) If films are accepted to screen:

A high-resolution HD movie file with OPEN CAPTIONS (Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing) is REQUIRED for the final exhibition copy.

QWOCMAP will be in touch with all accepted films to add Audio Description for people who are Blind and Low Vision.

Questions? Please email festival@qwocmap.org.

Open Captions & Audio Description

As part of QWOCMAP’s commitment to disability justice, all of the films we screen are Open Captioned/Subtitled for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, which also benefits English language learners and many other people in our audiences. The descriptive information about subjects/actors depicted in the stills will be used to create image descriptions on all promotional materials. Additionally, starting in 2022 QWOCMAP will provide Audio Description during the Film Festival for people who are Blind and Low Vision. These requirements cannot be waived.

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