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
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 do not belong to the communities listed above, please don’t feel discouraged or excluded, just sign up below:
Thank you for your dedication, your commitment to faithfully recording the thoughts, visions and voices of queer women of color.
Film & Freedom Academy: FREE filmmaking workshop November 2-5 for LBTQ Youth of Color (18-24)
This includes African Descent/Black, Asian, Chicanx/Latinx, First Nations/Native American/Indigenous, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, Southwest Asian, North African/Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, South Asian, and mixed-race/multi-racial lesbians, bisexual women, same gender loving, Two Spirit, queer, gender nonbinary, and transgender, transitional age youth of color who are ages 18 to 24 years old.
Held in partnership with Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
Film & Freedom Academy: FREE filmmaking workshopNovember 16-19 for Sick & Disabled LBTQ people of color.
This workshop is offered for Sick & Disabled LBTQ people of color who, to paraphrase Sins Invalid, have physical impairments, identify as ‘sick’ or chronically ill, who are psych survivors or deal with mental health conditions, neurodiverse people, people with cognitive impairments or learning disabilities. This workshop also welcomes Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. We recognize that Deaf people have a language and culture and do not regard deafness as a disability. At this time, the workshop is unable to accommodate those with vision impairments, blindness, or low-vision.
Held in partnership with Women’s Cancer Resource Center in Berkeley
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