QWOCMAP: Film & Freedom Academy - San Francisco

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.


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!

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.

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