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Filmmaker Training

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: Film & Freedom Academy - San Francisco

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.

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Thank you for your dedication, your commitment to faithfully recording the thoughts, visions and voices of queer women of color.


Registration information for our 2018 workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area will be available August, 2018.

QWOCMAP reaches beyond the Bay Area to help future filmmakers in places like the Navajo Nation near Gallup, New Mexico. We reach communities of other languages as well, teaching in Spanish for participants in Tijuana, Mexico. The Film and Freedom Academy is our opportunity to partner with organizations across the U.S. and around the world as we add to complex representation of our communities in film.

An amazing 5 days. Thank you for the experience! See you in June!

Online University

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.

Online University

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.

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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.

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