Our stories. Our community. Our power.
I want to thank you again, for allowing me to be a part of something so very special (and very important). I have walked away inspired and more confident than I have felt in a long while. You have given me more than you know. I already have plans for upcoming projects and am eager to share things I have learned with other queer women of color who have interest in the power of film. —QWOCMAP Filmmaker
QWOCMAP disrupts the current film landscape by developing richer, authentic, and more complex representations of our community on screen and behind the camera. We provide the equipment, the support, and the intensive, professional training that make it possible for our participants to take control of their creative vision. Our program is free because film is the most expensive art form in the world. And in the fight for social justice, stories by, for, and about queer women of color, both cisgender and transgender, and nonbinary, gender nonconforming, and transgender people of color of any orientation, need to be seen, heard, and shared.
Filmmaker Training Program
Our Filmmaker Training Program demystifies filmmaking and gives you the tools to create your own film. We provide professional training, coaching, equipment for shared use, and learning resources, all free of charge. Our workshops fill up fast, so please sign up on the waiting list below, and you’ll be the first to get registration information.
If you were not able to join us for our 2019 workshops, please don’t feel discouraged or excluded, just sign up on our Filmmaker Training Program waiting list.
Once you join our waiting list, you’ll receive workshop information before anyone else!
Thank you for your dedication, your commitment to faithfully recording the thoughts, visions and voices of queer women of color.
Filmmaker Training Program
Registration for the 2019 Film & Freedom Academy free filmmaking workshops is now closed.
Please sign up on the waiting list for information about our future workshops.
QWOCMAP generally offers 2 filmmaking workshops each Fall. Typically, 1 of those workshops is tailored to serve specific populations within our community, such as Sick & Disabled LBTQ people of color. The second workshop is tailored to LBTQ youth of color 18-24.
An amazing 5 days. Thank you for the experience! See you in June!
So much gratitude for you..this was an incredible experience. You are changing the lives of many women and communities. I appreciate your patience, commitment and creative support.
Participants are supported with online resources, including instructional videos and materials developed in-house at QWOCMAP, interactive tutorials, lesson plans, and our filmmaker handbook.
We make these resources available to participants during our Filmmaker Training Program and into their ongoing work as filmmakers.
You can donate to make this open-source, mobile optimized online course management system available to more filmmakers.
Thank you for the honor of working with all of the folks who make making films that tell our stories so much fun and a great learning (spiritually and literally) experience. Proud to be part of the QWOCMAP family.
Community Partners for our Filmmaker Training Program workshops have included:
allgo, a statewide queer people of color organization in Austin, Texas
San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR), through our joint Life Healing Project collaboration