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 life creating platforms for queer women of color to share their own lived experiences. Her leadership has inspired generations of queer filmmakers of color to take charge of their own representation. As Mad says, “If we [queer women of color] are not going to make films about our own lives, who will?
The award was presented to Mad during CCC’s virtual Harmony & Bliss gala, which featured an interview with Mad and heartfelt videos from CJ and Manisha Jiang, Jewelle Gomez and Diane Sabin, President of the SF Board of Supervisors Shamann Walton, and Margot Yapp, who all shared love and praise for Mad’s hard work.