International Queer & Migrant Film Festival

4 Dec - 9 Dec - Various location
Free for members

This year celebrating its 5th edition, IQMF provides queer and migrant filmmakers with a voice and platform for showcasing their film production and expanding their network. Screenings, art exhibitions, workshops, debates, the annual newcomers dinner and the international talent program IQMF Academy.

Subbacultcha members will have free access to a selected number of films. To secure a spot, please shoot a mail to mailinglist@subbacultcha.nl with ‘IQMF’ + the name of the screening you would like to attend in the subject line & your full name in the mail. Find all screenings that are free for members below! <3



Friday 6 dec / 20:15 / LAB 111, Amsterdam
Documentary, 96 minutes / 
Directed by Joanna Reposi Garibaldi
Chile 2019 / Language : Spanish, English subtitles

Writer, Visual Artist and pioneer of the Queer movement in Latin America, Pedro Lemebel shook up conservative Chilean society during Pinochet’s dictatorship in the 1980s using his body, blood and fire in his work. 

This film, that Lemebel never saw completed, is an intimate and poetic journey through his risky performances dealing with homosexuality and human rights. 

So Pretty

Saturday 7 dec / 21:30 /LAB111, Amsterdam
Indie artfilm, 83 minutes/
Directed by Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli
USA – France 2019 / Language : 

Four young queers in New York City struggle to maintain their proto-utopian community against the outside world as their lives curiously merge with the 1980’s German novel so schön by Ronald M. Schernikau, read aloud by the characters throughout the film in voice-over and at the art installation. The film is overlaid with a mosaic of music from Rachika S, who also plays Erika in the film, and a host of female electronic musicians.

so schön has not been translated to English yet. This film is a first attempt to convey the story to an English speaking audience. 


Thursday 5 dec / 20:00 / LAB111, Amsterdam
Romantic drama, 85 minutes / Directed by Li Cheng
Guatemala 2018 / Language: Spanish, English subtitles 

Young José’s life changes overnight when he meets the love of his life: Luis, a migrant from the Caribbean. José falls in love at first sight, and the two become a couple. This could have been a simple love story, were it not for the fact that José and Luis live in Guatemala, a country where homosexuality is still a big taboo. A beautiful, intimate portrait of a young adult searching for his identity and his place in society.

Festivals for Freedom – Safe spaces in unstable environments 

Saturday 7 dec / 16:30 / LAB111, Amsterdam

Queer film festivals are cultural events, yet they still maintain a certain activistic tone, trying to make LGBTQ+ cinema accessible to wider audiences. Being different is sometimes accepted, but sometimes strongly rejected. How to work with the unpleasant legislation of your homeland, the lack of funding and the hostile public opinion? Several festival representatives will explain how safe spaces for the local communities have been created despite all obstacles.