QWOCMAP builds power as we strive to make the marginalized communities visible and vocal in the most expensive art form in the world.
We create, exhibit and distribute new films that authentically reflect the lives of queer women of color (cisgender & trans*), gender nonconforming and transgender people of color (of any sexual orientation), and that address the vital, intersecting social justice issues that concern our multiple communities.
We fundamentally disrupt inequity and inequality in film by providing professional training, mentorship, screening opportunities and resources free of charge to guarantee full access to filmmaking.
QWOCMAP actively invests in, develops and nurtures, the creativity and leadership of African Descent/Black, Asian, Chicanx/Latinx, First Nations/Native American/American Indian/Indigenous (Two-Spirit FNAI), Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islanders, Southwest Asian, North African/Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, South Asian (SWANA/AMEMSA), and Mixed-Race lesbian, bisexual, queer, and gender nonconforming and transgender women, and people of color. We prioritize the disabled, low-income, immigrants, youth and elders.
We bridge seemingly disparate populations to transform and empower participants, audiences, and communities through art, activism, and movement building.
Our vision nurtures filmmakers as artist-activist leaders to build power and lead social justice movements that incorporate the power of art as cultural resistance, cultural resilience, and cultural renewal.